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|DOESN'T ALTER THE TONE OF YOUR GUITAR!
The Acoustic StringBender weighs less than 8 ounces. The device attaches to neck block inside the guitar. The framework, cast of light weight aluminum/magnesium, is designed to allow the natural tones of the acoustic guitar to ring through. The only visible alteration to the guitar is a slot for the Strap Lever.
I, Gene Parsons, personally guarantee the workmanship, materials and performance of all StringBenders that I install for a really, really long time.
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Is your guitar an appropriate candidate for a StringBender installation? Before shipping your guitar for a custom StringBender installation, be sure:
the guitar HAS a traditional Telecaster body;
the guitar does not have a contoured back ('belly cut');
the guitar does not have electronics in the upper part of the body (above the string line).
Confer with Gene Parsons about what bridge you have.
Pack the guitar carefully in its case. If the guitar is loose in the case, pack paper around it so it does not bang around inside the case. If you can find a suitable box that is just a little bigger than the guitar case, pack the guitar with its case in the box using paper padding.NO PLASTIC PEANUTS PLEASE.
If you are shipping the guitar and case without a box, tape the case shut with strapping tape. Make sure your return address and phone number/email is inside the guitar case as well as on the outside. Make check payable to Gene Parsons, and enclose it inside the guitar case. Contact Gene directly for shipping address and instructions.
Sales tax will be added for the StringBender components for California residents. The estimated cost for UPS return shipping, handling & insurance is approximately $150 to $175 in the lower 48 states.
Payment can be made by check or money order. Arrangements for deposit and shipment must be made in advance by contacting Gene. Some international orders must be paid for by International Money Order or bank wire.
I will make every effort to return your guitar as quickly as possible. Typically a 'turn around period' of six to eight weeks is required. Special arrangements can be discussed with Gene when you make your appointment. Installation appointments are limited.
If you want me to install a StringBender in your electric or acoustic guitar, or other 'bendable' instrument, but you are still looking for 'just the right one,' you may secure a set of components and an installation appointment by sending a $500 deposit that will be applied to your purchase.
In rare instances, in spite of all precautions, very slight finish damage may occur as a result of drilling and routing required to install a StringBender. This almost NEVER happens, however, Gene Parsons and StringBender, Inc. cannot be responsible for slight finish damage occurring as a result of a StringBender installation.
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