Frequently Asked Questions
What is the lead time for one of your guitars ?
Estimated lead time is currently 6 months for a standard Texas Toast model.
Do you ever have any guitars in stock?
We urge you to purchase an in-stock item, that way you can play the guitar before any money changes hands and, best of all, there is no waiting, because waiting for your new guitar sucks!
We try to keep standard model, completed guitars in stock as well as guitars in various stages of completion for special request colors, hardware etc.
Keep in mind that we are a small shop and custom, made to order, instruments can take a really long time.
Can I upgrade hardware on an in-stock guitar?
Yes and no…
Our standard offerings are good to go but we realize that we can’t please all the people all the time. Pickup and electronic upgrade options are seemingly endless and most can be performed quickly and easily. Bridges and tuners represent more of a challenge since the hole size and location are not always the same from one manufacturer to the next. If you’d like something that is not listed on the website, please include your specifications in an email and we will let you know if it is a good idea or not.
How do I place an order for a guitar?
Any instruments available in the online store can be purchased directly. We request that all customers wanting specific options send us an email with your name, phone number, model guitar you’d like to purchase and the options you would like to add. Once you send your email, we will contact you with a detailed estimate. All Skunk Works and other custom orders will probably get a phone call to review & confirm.
How much do I need to put down and what is the payment process?
We can process payments with PayPal, you can mail us a check or money order and you are always welcome to bring in cold hard cash.
For all Skunk Works guitar orders we require a 50% deposit to begin, the remaining balance to be due upon completion, whenever that is.
What's with the name Texas Toast when you are clearly, in Colorado ?
Matt is an expatriate Texan who is far too creative to use his last name as his company name. Since Lone Star Guitars was already taken he had to come up with something else that was easy to remember. There is some scuttlebutt about moving the factory back to Texas one day since the cost associated with industrial property in a 420 state is so high… no pun intended.