Ensure your custom Ardent Guitar's longevity with proper humidification. Prevent costly repairs and keep it sounding amazing by maintaining the ideal humidity level for your wooden instrument. Unlike metal or plastic instruments, wood instruments require extra care and maintenance, especially with seasonal changes. As seasons change, so does the humidity. During hot and humid summer months, wooden instruments will absorb water, causing the wood to expand or swell. Likewise, the wood will dry out during cold, dry winter months, leading to shrinkage and cracks that can affect the instrument's playability.
To keep your instrument in great shape, avoid extreme temperature changes, store it in a case when not in use or during travel, and steer clear of direct sunlight, windows, A/C units, or heating vents. Budget-friendly tools are available to combat the toll climate changes can take on your wood instruments, so you don't need an exact climate-controlled room. At Ardent Guitars, we're here to help you preserve the beauty and playability of your instrument, ensuring that it remains a source of inspiration and joy for your musical journey.
Here at Ardent Guitars, I take immense pride in the meticulous craftsmanship of every instrument I create. That's why I exclusively finish each guitar with the timeless technique of French Polish. This traditional method unlocks a world of benefits, allowing your instrument to resonate beautifully by preserving the natural movement of the soundboard. Unlike heavy lacquer finishes that restrict the wood, French Polish embraces the instrument's full potential.
It's important to note that French Polish, although delicate, adds a touch of elegance to your guitar. When you entrust me with the creation of your instrument, I expect you to handle it with the utmost care, appreciating its status as a finely crafted masterpiece. While French Polish may not be as durable as lacquer, it offers the advantage of easy repairs for minor blemishes that may occur over time.
One of the remarkable qualities of French Polish is its non-toxic nature. Derived from the resin left by the female lac beetle, known as shellac, this finish is created by dissolving shellac flakes in alcohol—a natural solvent. I meticulously apply this liquid to the guitar, layer by layer, gradually building up the finish. Towards the end of the process small amounts of Walnut oil are used as lubricant in coating the guitar, ensuring a smooth and flawless application.
This labor-intensive, yet incredibly rewarding process yields a magnificent finish with a deep luster, beautifully accentuating the innate beauty of the wood. Each guitar becomes a testament to the artistry and passion poured into its creation. Discover the exceptional craftsmanship and visual splendor of Ardent Guitars, where every instrument reflects my unwavering dedication to the craft.
When you choose an Ardent Guitar, you can trust in the quality and craftsmanship of your instrument. As the original owner (non-transferable), I provide you with a limited lifetime warranty, ensuring your peace of mind. This warranty specifically covers any defects in materials and workmanship.
If you encounter any issues with your guitar, please don't hesitate to contact me promptly. I am here to assist you and will carefully assess the situation to determine the best course of action. In the unfortunate event of damage resulting from an accident or any unexplained circumstances, I am committed to finding a mutually agreeable solution. Simply reach out to me, and together, we will navigate through this challenge.
I have a strong belief that your instrument should be cared for and treasured. I expect that, as the owner, you will handle your Ardent Guitar with the same level of devotion and appreciation that I put into crafting it. It's essential to understand that your guitar is a delicate work of art, requiring gentle treatment. To maintain its longevity, please avoid exposing it to extreme temperature or humidity shifts, as they may lead to cracking or other damage.
I am dedicated to your satisfaction and take pride in the warranty provided with every Ardent Guitar. Join the community of happy Ardent Guitar owners who cherish their instruments for a lifetime, knowing that I am here to support you throughout your musical journey.