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Pit Bull Guitars offers a fully guaranteed Custom Order service, delivering unfinished guitar and bass kits with your choice of modifications.

“What can I modify on the kits?”  Well, pretty much anything, within Trademark limitations, except the actual body shape.  If you are after a body shape for a model that is not currently in our catalog, or you have your own design, we cannot do this for you.

“Trademark limitations” means that we cannot do exact copies of guitars which are covered by a Trademark in your country.

So, if you like one of the kits in our range, but want to change a few things, here’s some of the specifications you can modify:

  • Body material: Basswood, Ash, Alder, Mahogany, Paulownia or Elm
  • Body routing: any configuration of pickups (single coil/humbucker/mini-humbucker/P90/JB, PB or bass humbucker), plus the controls and the control cavity routing to your preference.  You can even order a blank body, with no routing except for the neck pocket.
  • Bridge: rout the body for Strat(TM), Tele(TM)^, Tune-O-Matic(TM), Bigsby(TM), Floyd Rose(TM) style or any popular Bass bridge, or add your own by asking for no bridge routing. (^no routing required for Tele(TM) style bridge)
  • Body binding: single black, white, red, cream, tortoiseshell or triple (black/white/black) binding top and/or back.
  • Body (and headstock) veneer: choose from Flame, Quilted or Spalted Maple (please note: the veneers are very thin {0.6mm}, purely due to cost.  A true “maple cap” is over AU$400 and not available from our factory.
  • Neck: 6, 7 or 12 string guitar, 4, 5 or 6 string bass.  Note: Not all guitar kits can be made as 7 strings, please ask before putting your design together.
  • Neck scale: 25.5″ or 24.75″ Guitar and 30″ or 34″ Bass scales available.
  • Neck material: Maple or Mahogany.
  • Fretboard material: Rosewood (Australian customers only), Maple, Ebony or Blackwood (artificial rosewood)
  • Neck join: set (glued in) or bolt on available on most models.
  • Neck binding: add white, cream or black binding.
  • Nut: Plastic (cream or black) or Locking nut.
  • Frets: choose your number of medium jumbo frets: you want 24?  you got ’em.
  • Inlays: dot, block, trapezoid, shark tooth, Tommi Iommi crosses, or no inlays.  Sorry, we cannot supply custom inlays.
  • Headstock: blank “paddle” 6 inline or 3 a side headstocks, with or without tuner holes drilled.  Ask for an “Extra Large Black Paddle” if you want to shape something really unique.
  • Hardware: Chrome, Black or Gold hardware (on most models)… or without any hardware.
  • Pickups: stock generic Chinese single coils, humbuckers, P-90’s, JB, PB or bass humbuckers available.  Or ask for no pickups so you can add some Tonerider, Entwistles or Benson Custom Pickups, or add your own.
  • More… if there’s something not mentioned above, please contact us to see if it can be done.

“How long will my Custom Order take to be delivered?”

If you live in Australia, we have two options for delivery; air or sea freight, with different pricing:

EMS Air Freight (delivery in approximately 5-7 weeks) This quicker method adds AU$95 for one guitar kit or AU$125 for one bass kit, which covers EMS air freight shipping direct from the Factory, as soon as your kit has been completed.

Sea Freight (delivery in 2-3 months)  This method does not add to the cost of your order, as it includes Free Local Shipping within Australia.

If you live outside of Australia, we offer Sea Freight shipping only, as we need to check your kit carefully before shipping to you by Express Courier International.

Sea Freight (delivery in 2-3 months).  Standard shipping rates apply: AU$59.95 for one guitar kit and AU$79.95 for one bass guitar kit.

 

“How do I get a quote?”

Simply email us with a detailed list of your modifications and tell us which Country you live in.  We will then reply (usually within a few hours) with a fixed price for the kit and shipping.

If you are happy with the price, then just reply with your full delivery address and mobile number (for tracking the item) and we will send you a PayPal invoice* for your order.  When the invoice has been paid we will order with the Factory. (*Australian customers: Bank Transfer [direct deposit] option available on request).

You will receive a tracking number when the order has been shipped.

Best of all! Our Pit Bull Guitars 100% Rock Solid Guarantee applies to all Custom Orders.  If you are not 100% happy with the item you receive, please contact us within 30 days of receiving your kit and we will arrange a return and refund, or other fair offer if you prefer to keep the kit as received.

International customers (outside of Australia) please note: if you choose to return your custom order, you will need to cover the return shipping cost, which we will refund to you, along with the total cost of your order, when we receive the returned item.