My sales terms and conditions are intended to make everyone happy and nobody disappointed. Sales terms and conditions that allow me to build what I love and my customers to love what they buy. My hope is that you find it so.


Here's a couple Jim Olson stories, you may find interesting, that have informed my sales terms.

In 2003, Jim told me that the key to a great guitar is the top. "If you have a good tone wood on the top, you can build the back and sides out of cardboard and it's gonna sound pretty good." I asked Jim in November 2012 if he still stood by that statement and he said that he did. Jim when on to tell about a local customer that had waited seven years for his Olson guitar to be delivered. To his surprise, the customer called the next day to say he was so disappointed with his instrument he could not accept it. The compliant was it did not sound like an Olson. James Taylor happen to be in town and when the instrument was returned. James heard the story and asked to see the guitar that did not sound like an Olson. He played, loved it, said it was just what he was looking for and brought it on the spot. Now, I'm thinkin' how a guitar sounds may well be a subjective matter of opinion and expectation, not a matter of fact. I'm also thinking this story makes a good case selling instruments from existing inventory.


In December 2011, Jim and I were trading stories over lunch. One of Jim's involved a disgruntled international customer this time. After shipping and repairing perceived imperfections in the guitar finish twice, the client was now demanding that the guitar be completely refinished, a third time, for free. Just my opinion, but Jim Olson provides one of the finest guitar finishes on the planet. My opinion notwithstanding, Jim's only way out of this impossible situation was to write and ten thousand dollar check. Now, 
I'm thinkin' how a guitar looks is also a subjective matter of opinion and expectation, not a matter of fact. I'm thinking this story makes another excellent case for selling instruments from existing inventory.

Sales Terms and Conditions

1. All Sales shall be from existing, in-stock instrument inventory.

2. All Sales are final, after a two day customer trial and inspection period and written notice that the customer is completely satisfied with the instrument.

3. Local Customers intending to buy an instrument, may make arrangements to pick-up it up and take it home for the two day trial and inspection period. If during this period, the local customer is not completely satisfied with the instrument, it may be returned on the third day after pick-up at no cost.

4. Non-Local Customers intending to buy an instrument, may have it shipped to their home upon receipt of a full purchase price deposit. The two day trial and inspection period begins the day the instrument is delivered. If during this period, the non-local customer is not completely satisfied with the instrument, it may be return shipped on the third day after delivery with a refund of the purchase price deposit less all shipping costs. Shipping costs shall include Overnight Delivery and Content Insurance, to and from the customers home, as the best way to minimize the potential for shipping damage.

5. Both Local and Non-Local Customers shall be responsible for any and all damage and associated damage repair costs that may occur during the time the instrument is in their care.

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