Deposit and Payment:

~ Typically 1/3 deposit is due upon placing the order. Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.
~ A second payment of 1/3 is due when the guitar construction has been completed and it’s ready to be sprayed.
~ The balance, including any shipping costs and applicable NY State taxes are due upon completion before shipment.

Shipping:

~ Customers have 24 hours upon receipt of guitar to notify MCG of any issues that may have arisen during shipment.
~ Should a return be necessary the guitar must be return-shipped within 24 hrs of the time it was first received.
~ in the case of any return, guitar must be packed in exactly the same manner as it was shipped out from MCG.
~ All shipping costs, in ALL circumstances–even in the case of a return–are paid by the customer.

Brass Binding Disclaimer:

For anyone interested in brass binding–as found on a Tiger model, for example–it should be well-understood that Moriarty Custom Guitar CANNOT be responsible for any finish chipping or cracking off of brass fretboard binding or brass inlaid bindings.

Irwin’s original Tiger design contained copious brasswork. While a beautiful combination, brass and wood do not coexist well together under a guitar finish. It could be argued that brass should not have been used in the way it was on Tiger, but that’s moot at this point.

The bottom line is that brass and wood expand and contract at different rates when exposed to normal temperature and humidity changes, and there is no way for me to guarantee that finishes sprayed over them will not fissure and/or flake off. That’s simply the way it is.

Jerry’s Tiger experienced this chipping and cracking at brass/wood joints. There are many available photographs of Garcia’s original Tiger where it can clearly be seen that finish has chipped off around the fretboard edges and binding stripes (see below). Brass is not porous like wood, and finish just simply does not bond well to it.

That said, none of this has anything to do with the structural integrity of the guitar. That I guarantee 100%. The issue is only cosmetic.

There are many people who don’t mind those cosmetic blemishes, since they existed on Garcia’s original and therefore add to the authenticity of the finished guitar. For those who might be upset by finish cracking off brass binding on a Tiger model there is only one solution; order it without brass binding.

These are pics of Garcia’s Tiger and show the chipping that is typical of finish on brass.

Deposit and Payment:

~ Typically 1/3 deposit is due upon placing the order. Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.
~ A second payment of 1/3 is due when the guitar construction has been completed and it’s ready to be sprayed.
~ The balance, including any shipping costs and applicable NY State taxes are due upon completion before shipment.

Shipping:

~ Customers have 24 hours upon receipt of guitar to notify MCG of any issues that may have arisen during shipment.
~ Should a return be necessary the guitar must be return-shipped within 24 hrs of the time it was first received.
~ in the case of any return, guitar must be packed in exactly the same manner as it was shipped out from MCG.
~ All shipping costs, in ALL circumstances–even in the case of a return–are paid by the customer.

Brass Binding Disclaimer:

For anyone interested in brass binding–as found on a Tiger model, for example–it should be well-understood that Moriarty Custom Guitar CANNOT be responsible for any finish chipping or cracking off of brass fretboard binding or brass inlaid bindings.

Irwin’s original Tiger design contained copious brasswork. While a beautiful combination, brass and wood do not coexist well together under a guitar finish. It could be argued that brass should not have been used in the way it was on Tiger, but that’s moot at this point.

The bottom line is that brass and wood expand and contract at different rates when exposed to normal temperature and humidity changes, and there is no way for me to guarantee that finishes sprayed over them will not fissure and/or flake off. That’s simply the way it is.

Jerry’s Tiger experienced this chipping and cracking at brass/wood joints. There are many available photographs of Garcia’s original Tiger where it can clearly be seen that finish has chipped off around the fretboard edges and binding stripes (see below). Brass is not porous like wood, and finish just simply does not bond well to it.

That said, none of this has anything to do with the structural integrity of the guitar. That I guarantee 100%. The issue is only cosmetic.

There are many people who don’t mind those cosmetic blemishes, since they existed on Garcia’s original and therefore add to the authenticity of the finished guitar. For those who might be upset by finish cracking off brass binding on a Tiger model there is only one solution; order it without brass binding.

These are pics of Garcia’s Tiger and show the chipping that is typical of finish on brass.