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Who is Fine Fretted Friends?
Fretted Friends are fellow musicians who have hunted the stores for years looking for gear. This store sells
the best from those searches. We have been hunting guitars and gear for over 12 years. Fine Fretted Friends website is the culmination of these efforts.
Are you saying that only the gear in your store is any good?
No. There is plenty of great gear available today. In fact our inventory is constantly growing. We are saying that you will only find products in this store that we would be proud to have as our own gear.
Do you offer a trial period or guarantee?
If an item is for sale on our site, then it is available. Many items are in-stock in our store. Many items are drop-shipped directly from the supplier. There are a few items that will be specially manufactured to your specifications. These will take a bit longer. We will indicate in the descriptions which itemsa require a fabrication time and which will be available immediately. Again, if you have questions concerning a specific item, give us a call.
99% of both domestic and international orders placed on weekdays before 1:00 pm Ohio time get shipped same or next-day, via UPS Ground. If we anticipate a delay, you'll be notified immediately and given the option to modify or cancel your order. Further details can be found on our shipping page.
Given our order volume we encouarage that all orders be pleced through our normal channels. This means no email orders with a caveat. We still take phone orders, but the single most reliable way to place an order is to use the website and shopping cart. If you are placing a custom order, we will ask you contact us via email to discuss the particulars. Once all the details are worked out we ask that you place your order through the website, so that they're automatically entered into our order database.
All domestic guitar orders are shipped for free via UPS Ground. Orders outside the continental US or orders needed quicker than UPS Ground may contact us for any additional charges. Further details can be found on our shipping page.
Yes. Most orders under a pound can be shipped Express Mail in the US for an additional $20, with greater additional fees for heavier packages. This number is calculated right in our shopping cart, and you're given the option to choose your shipping preference when checking out. Please see our shipping page for details on international shipping.
Yes and no. Our endorsed products are listed on this website. However, we are authorized dealers at the manufacturers listed. If they carry items that we do not indicate, we can certainly order that for you. Let us know what you are interested in and we will get you a price.
For now, we're keeping prices low by listing our inventory online, so we don't have print catalogs. Sorry.
Yes, we do. All of our items will be clearly marked on it's new/used condition. We also sell refurbished, overstocked and discontinued items. If you're looking to score some good deals, it's worth looking at some of these items.
Not at this time (Technology and time have not allowed us to record the istruments but that is our goal). We have posted a handful of recordings on this site. However, Doug Young has compiled a comparative on just about every pick-up and guitar combination available. Doug has
graciously allowed us to link to his site. If you
have a lot of free time to spend listening to recordings of every guitar
pickup under the sun, give his
site a visit, and while you're there, be sure to check out his
music. Our intent is to make recordings of our products in as similar an environment as possible so there will be some degree of comparison available.Keep tuned in and these will be added sometime at a later date.
I have specific questions about guitar shapes, tone woods, pick-up systems etc. Where can I go to find useful information on these topics?
Please refer to our information section on this website. we are continually adding information that should prove helpful to you.
Note: All prices in US Dollars