The time line for most instruments is three to four months after the first payment. To get started, we require a 50% nonrefundable payment deposit before building your guitar. The final 50% plus shipping will be due when the guitar is completed. Clients have 60 days after our first request (PayPal invoice) for payment of the balance to comply. Failure to do so will lead to forfeiture of instrument, case and deposit. We will email you an invoice for the amount at that time. If necessary, special arrangements for an affordable monthly payment plan can be negotiated. If you require a special switching/wiring system or non-stock pickups, we can accommodate you. We will try to keep the additional costs to a minimum, so call and tell me what you want. The estimate will be somewhat higher than the base price. It may take an additional month or more until your guitar is ready for shipping.