Tahoe Guitar Company guarantees its instruments to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner.
A Few Conditions:
-This warranty is extended to the original purchaser only, and is not transferable to subsequent owners.
-Builder reserves the right to repair or replace defective instruments at his sole discretion.
Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, abuse, accidental damage, neglect or any other act or incidence outside of the builder’s control.
-Purchase of this instrument constitutes acceptance of the terms of this warranty.
A Note On Humidity: Tahoe guitars should be kept at conditions ranging from 40% to 50% relative humidity. Humidity can be controlled with case humidifiers and/or dehumidifiers. Please plan to do so. Fine handmade guitars are sensitive to relative humidity. Wood will absorb or release water depending upon the relative humidity of the surrounding environment. Prolonged exposure to very arid or humid conditions can damage your guitar. This is the most common cause of problems with acoustic guitars.
The following shall void the warranty, and are not good for your guitar in any case. They will almost certainly damage it.
– Leaving guitar in a hot car, or other space where temperatures exceed 100 degrees fahrenheit. Extreme heat causes wood to warp and glue joints to soften.
– Leaving guitar in your car on a winter night. Cold temperatures cause strings to tighten and body parts to contract unevenly. This will usually cause cracks in the finish and sometimes in the body.
-Damage resulting from exposing the guitar to low or high humidity.
– Putting guitar in an airplane cargo hold without loosening the strings. It’s very cold at 30,000 feet! Same problems as leaving it out in the winter.
– Tuning guitar to a pitch higher than concert pitch in standard tuning (A=440hz EADGBE), unless string sizes are made smaller to compensate. (Consult the builder)
– Stringing the guitar with strings heavier than medium (.056″ thru .013)