Shipping & Returns

SHIPPING

We put a strong emphasis on fantastic shipping practices. After learning from shipping thousands of guitars, we have come up with a few shipping rules:

  1. We only ship instruments and amps with FedEx or UPS.
  2. All shipments (besides inexpensive accessories) are shipped with a signature required, no exceptions.  
  3. Instruments are packed so there is no movement in the outer box, and/or inside the case (this is the key!).
  4. Plenty of tape!
  5. Always have shipments on the truck the same (by 2pm ET) or next day.

You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships. Please note: Tracking numbers usually take 24 hours before they appear in FedEx/UPS/USPS systems.  All delivery changes (hold for pickup, address change, etc.) must be requested before your purchase leaves our store, otherwise, they are the responsibility of the customer.

RETURNS

Revision December 5th, 2022

Due to a change in our credit card payment processor and PayPal, we must update our return policy to include a 3% restocking fee in some cases (see item 4).

  1. We ALWAYS stand behind our products. Call us with ANY issues - we want to help you! If an item is damaged in shipping or the wrong item is shipped, we will always accept a return at $0 cost to you (we will cover return shipping, no restocking fee no matter of payment method, etc) AND/OR offer a partial refund to fully cover the issue. We need to be notified of shipping damage or issues with the item within 48 hours of item receipt in order to process your request in a timely manner. 
  2. All new AND used items are fully inspected, setup, and maintained for full 100% playability and electronic functionality by our in-house tech when they ship. If your guitar starts buzzing after a couple weeks, CALL US, we can talk you through a quick adjustment of the truss rod due to climate change when it leaves our humidified facility. 
  3. All items are fully insured in shipping, worldwide. Although issues do happen, we ship 1000 guitars a year so we have gotten pretty darn good at packing your guitar to keep it safe.
  4. You can return an item for any reason (simply just don’t like it, etc) 5 days from receipt of the item. You will need to pay the return shipping cost, actual outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered), as well as a 3% restocking fee ONLY if paid by credit card in our showroom, over the phone, on IshGuitars.com, or with PayPal on any platform. You will NOT be charged a restocking fee if paid with cash, check, bank wire, credit card via Reverb Payments, Klarna, or Affirm. The restocking fee is only to cover our credit card processing fees which our processor does not return to us in the case of a return. If an item is not returned in the condition which it was sent due to personal use, we will charge a restocking fee according to the amount of blemishes, as determined by Ish Guitars staff.
  5. Please use all original packaging materials to return an item. Before shipping your return, please conduct a 'shake test' to make sure there is no movement of the instrument or case inside the box. If an item is not returned in the condition in  which it was originally sent due to shipping damage from inadequate packaging, we will charge a restocking fee according to the amount of blemishes as determined by Ish Guitars staff. 
  6. Store credit or exchange credit can be redeemed 1 time towards a new item purchase, making that item a final sale.
  7. All returns MUST receive an RMA number (contact us at team@ish.guitars or 315-447-3243) to be returned. If you ship an item back to us and do not get an RMA number prior, we will charge a 10% restocking fee for any return. Returns will be processed and a refund issued within 3 business days of us receiving the instrument at our warehouse. This is to allow time for the guitar to acclimate to room temperature as well as to be inspected by our tech team. 
  8. Order cancellations which have not yet shipped will be subject to a 3% restocking fee ONLY if paid by credit card in our showroom, over the phone, or on IshGuitars.com, or with PayPal on any platform. You will NOT be charged a restocking fee if paid with cash, check, bank wire, Reverb Payments, Klarna, etc. The restocking fee is only to cover our credit card processing fees which our processor does not return to us in the case of a cancellation. 
  9. We do not offer an additional warranty outside of the 5 day return period, but we are happy to help you work with the manufacturer or your local tech to solve any issues. Call us! Used items do not carry a warranty of materials or workmanship since they are second hand.
  10. All trades are final, we cannot reverse a trade.