Tidewater Custom Shop
Tidewater Custom Shop
Tidewater Custom Shop

Tidewater Custom Shop

- Performance Enhancing Guitarworks - This has been my tagline for some time now. I have been doing repair work since 2007 when I retired from the Coast Guard as an Industrial Engineer. This is work I…
About Tidewater Custom Shop

- Performance Enhancing Guitarworks - This has been my tagline for some time now. I have been doing repair work since 2007 when I retired from the Coast Guard as an Industrial Engineer. This is work I truly love to do. People who know me remark about the passion I exude while discussing guitars in general. I only wish I could make a solid living out of doing this.

I create Tele & Strat style guitars made from licensed by Fender® products such as Warmoth, Allparts, USAGC, Musikraft. These creations get my headstock logo. I will not remove a logo from a Fender® product, instead I will apply my smaller 'Treatment By' logo on the reverse side of the headstock. I have considered creating my own headstock design and breaking out big-time... but honestly I have not been able to come up with a design that I don't cringe at. Plus, nothing is as cool as the original headstock shapes of the Tele & Strat.

I also do repair & restoration work, but have not acquired the adequate skillset yet to do complete fret jobs. I can do it and I do excellent work, but I don't feel I'm ready enough to call it a business line.
I will not attempt a sunburst finish, or anything other than opaque coating. Again, that's not my forte - the best bang for the buck you'll get from me is setup & neck work (level, crown, polish) - that's what I'm recognised for in this community.

Shipping Policy

I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message.

Return Policy

New Items

Returnable within 14 days of delivery.

Used & Vintage Items

Returnable within 7 days of delivery.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

Make sure to check the return policy on each individual listing as some items may be sold "As-Described" and not eligible for a return.

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