1. What is Sondelli Guitars?

Sondelli Guitars is a new manufacturer of high-quality, handcrafted guitars. We pride ourselves on creating instruments that offer exceptional playability, tone, and craftsmanship.

2. Are Sondelli Guitars made by hand?

Yes, Sondelli Guitars are crafted with a combination of precision CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining and meticulous handwork. We utilize CNC machines for the main cuts, which ensure accuracy and consistency in shaping the bodies and necks of our guitars. However, we believe in the importance of the human touch and the craftsmanship it brings. After the CNC process, our skilled artisans take over, using a variety of hand tools to refine and finalize the shapes, contours, and finer details of each instrument. This careful handwork adds a personal touch and ensures that every Sondelli Guitar meets our exacting standards of excellence.

3. What materials are used in Sondelli Guitars?

At Sondelli Guitars, we prioritize the use of high-quality tone woods to create instruments that deliver exceptional tone, playability, and sustainability. While we have our main wood suggestions, we also provide the opportunity for custom orders to discuss alternative wood options. Here’s an overview of the materials we commonly use:

  • Bodies: We primarily suggest and utilize Kiri (Paulownia) and alder for our guitar bodies. Kiri (Paulownia) offers a lightweight construction with balanced tonal properties and resonance, while alder provides a well-rounded tone with a slight emphasis on the midrange.
  • Necks: Our preferred choices for necks are maple and roasted maple. These woods offer stability, durability, and excellent tonal characteristics. Roasted maple undergoes a specialized drying process that enhances its stability and resonance.
  • Fingerboards: For fingerboards, we typically offer maple, roasted maple, or rosewood from non-endangered species. These woods are known for their smoothness, durability, and tonal richness.

We prioritize sustainable practices and are committed to using non-endangered species for our instruments. However, through our custom shop and special customization options, we can discuss the use of other types of woods based on your preferences and availability. Our goal is to work with you to create a personalized instrument that meets your desired tonal characteristics while adhering to responsible sourcing practices.

4. What are the standard features of Sondelli Guitars?

When you choose a Sondelli Guitar, you can expect the following standard features:

  • Body Materials:  We use high quality tone-woods such as Kiri (Paulownia) and alder for the bodies of our guitars. These woods offer a balance of tone, weight, and resonance.
  • Neck Construction:
    • Shape: Our necks feature a comfortable Taper C shape, providing a balanced grip for players of various hand sizes and playing styles.
      • Thickness Options:
      • Thin: Ranging from .810 to .870 inches
      • Medium: Ranging from .840 to .900 inches
      • Fat: Ranging from .910 to .970 inches
    • Nut Width: The standard nut width on our guitars is 1-11/16 inches. This width provides a comfortable spacing between the strings, allowing for precise fretting.
  • Fretboard:
    • Radius: Our guitars feature a standard fretboard radius of either 9.5 inches or 12 inches, depending on the specific model. The radius affects the curvature of the fretboard, influencing the feel and playability of the instrument.
    • Frets: Our guitars come with the 6105 medium jumbo frets, offering a comfortable height and width for precise fretting and easy note bending.
    • Number of Frets: The standard number of frets on our guitars is 22.
  • Luminescent Side Dots: All of our necks include luminescent side dots, providing enhanced visibility in low-light conditions for easy navigation along the fretboard.
  • Hardware: Sondelli Guitars are equipped with premium-quality hardware components, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. Our custom hardtail bridges are meticulously crafted from high-grade stainless steel and feature mounting brass with compensated saddles for enhanced intonation. For guitars with tremolo/vibrato bridges, we use Wilkinsons Bridges with bent saddles, providing smooth and responsive tremolo action. The tuners we use are Gotoh tuners, known for their precise tuning stability. Additionally, we offer the option to customize with third-party hardware such as Schaller and Vegatrem through our special custom shop, allowing you to further tailor your guitar to your preferences.
  • Pickups: Sondelli Guitars proudly features a premium brand of pickups called Spektratone. These custom-designed pickups are meticulously crafted to deliver exceptional tone and versatility. Each pickup offers a high-quality construction and a wide range of tonal possibilities. Experience vintage warmth, punchy midrange, and pristine clarity with Spektratone pickups, ensuring that every Sondelli Guitar delivers the utmost in sound quality and sonic versatility
  • Finishes: We offer a range of standard finishes, such as gloss or satin, in various colors and textures. These finishes not only enhance the visual appeal of the instrument but also protect the wood and ensure longevity.

These standard features are carefully selected to ensure that every Sondelli Guitar delivers exceptional playability, tone, and craftsmanship. While these features represent our standard

offerings, we also provide customization options through our 3D online custom shop or by contacting us directly to tailor your guitar to your personal preferences.

5. Can I customize my Sondelli Guitar?

Absolutely! At Sondelli Guitars, we offer the world’s most advanced 3D online custom shop, providing you with unparalleled customization options. Our 3D online custom shop offers a real-time, super realistic preview experience, allowing you to spin your customized guitar model in 360 degrees. You’ll have access to an expanding library of presets and the ability to choose from various body shapes, finishes, hardware, pickups, and more. This interactive platform empowers you to see how each customization choice impacts the final look and price of your instrument.

Furthermore, you can save and share your custom guitar designs without any commitment to purchase. This feature allows you to gather feedback, seek opinions, or simply showcase your creativity to others. We encourage you to experiment and create the perfect guitar that suits your unique style and preferences.

Register on our website today to unlock the full potential of our 3D online custom shop and enjoy the freedom to create, save, and share your custom guitar models hassle-free.

6. How long does it take to receive a custom Sondelli Guitar?

Typically, we aim to deliver a custom Sondelli Guitar within 45 to 90 days, taking into account the location and complexity of the order. Our streamlined production process allows us to efficiently craft your personalized instrument while maintaining our high standards of craftsmanship.

However, if you have requested special customization features that go beyond our standard offerings, the production time may be longer. In such cases, we recommend having a consultation with our team to discuss your specific requirements. Based on this consultation, we can provide a more accurate estimate of the production timeline.

Our goal is to deliver your custom Sondelli Guitar as promptly as possible without compromising on quality. We understand that you’re eagerly anticipating your unique instrument, and we strive to keep you informed throughout the process.

Rest assured that we are committed to delivering a guitar that meets your expectations, and we will work closely with you to ensure a transparent and satisfactory experience.

7. Does Sondelli Guitars offer a warranty?

Yes, we stand behind the quality of our instruments. All Sondelli Guitars come with a limited warranty to cover manufacturing defects and craftsmanship issues. Please refer to our warranty page for more information.

8. Where can I buy a Sondelli Guitar?

You can purchase Sondelli Guitars directly from our website. Visit our online store to explore our current inventory, custom options, and place a secure order. We also have authorized dealers in select locations.

9. Can I try out a Sondelli Guitar before purchasing?

As a rapidly growing guitar brand, we have established a network of trusted and authorized dealers worldwide. Our dealers and showrooms are equipped to showcase our exceptional guitars and provide you with an immersive experience. To find the closest authorized dealer to you, simply visit our website and click on the “Dealers/Showrooms” link. This page is regularly updated to provide you with accurate information on our authorized dealers’ locations. By using this convenient tool, you can easily locate the nearest dealer and explore the range of Sondelli Guitars they offer. Take advantage of their expertise, customization assistance, and any special deals they may have.

10. Does Sondelli Guitars ship internationally?

Yes, we ship our guitars worldwide. Wherever you are, we can deliver your Sondelli Guitar right to your doorstep. Please note that international shipping costs and import duties may apply, depending on your location.

11. How can I contact Sondelli Guitars for further assistance?

For any inquiries, product information, or assistance, you can reach out to our customer support team via email at info@sondelliguitars.com. We strive to respond promptly and provide you with the help you need.