Play One Of God's Own Guitars in 7 Simple Steps
How We Calculate Hire Prices
You can choose to hire one of our guitars for as little as 1 day up to a maximum of 28 days. Depending on how many days you decide on, your hire will fall into one of the following hire plans:
Short (1 - 5 Days)
Medium (6 - 21 days)
Long (22 - 28 days).
The main benefit to you of a longer hire period is a reduction in the Daily Rate. If you decide to hire for 6 days or more, your Daily Rate for all days in the hire period will be 25% less than the Short Hire Daily Rate. Go for the 22 - 28 days, and your Daily Rate is 37.5% lower than the Short Hire Daily rate.
The Daily Rate is calculated for each guitar in our collection, based upon its current market value. The Daily Rate is a percentage of the market value, starting at 2% for Short Hire, reducing to 1.5% for Medium Hire and to 1.25% for Long Hire.
All summarised in the table below:
To see how much it will be to hire one of God's Own Guitars, Just go to The Collection. For those guitars currently available for hire, hit the "Hire Rates" button, and you'll see the hire rates for that particular guitar.
Which means all you have to do is decide on how many days you want to hire the guitar for. If you're hiring for 6 days or more we'll automatically apply the Medium Hire Rate to all days in your hire period - and the Long Hire Rate if you're hiring for 22 days or more. The maximum hire period for any single guitar is 28 days.
Sometimes, things work better with an example. So, if you want to learn more about how it works in practice and all the benefits included in the rates, just page down!
How It Works In Practice
As an example, let's say you've always wanted to play a Noel Gallagher Epiphone Union Jack Supernova. The original models go for around £1000 in the market. If your heart's set on owning one, eBay or Reverb are great places to buy one - we bought our Union Jack Supernova on eBay!
If you want to get the experience, but don't want the longer-term commitment, expense and hassle of buying, insuring and maintaining one, then you could hire one from us:
£20/day (2% of its market value/day) for 1 - 5 days on our Short Hire Rate.
£15/day (1.5% of its market value/day) for 6 - 21 days on our Medium Hire Rate (or £105/week)
- £12.50/day (1.25% of its market value/day) for 22 - 28 days on our Long Hire Rate (or £350 if you went for the full 28 days).
Your daily rate drops by 25% if you hire for more than 5 days, and by nearly 40% if you hire for more than 21 days.
Of course, in total money terms, you're paying more the longer you hire the guitar. Even with the discount, 2 weeks at the Medium Rate is going to cost you more than 5 days at the Short Hire Rate. So there will come a point when you have to ask yourself "Shouldn't I just go out and buy one myself?". Good question. But we know that not everyone wants to commit to the one-off or financed payment for ownership. And that's why we've put the biggest rate reduction, and the longest hire window, into the Medium Hire Rate: a 25% day rate reduction for up to 21 days of hire. Put another way, hire for a week and you get the time to really enjoy the guitar, at about 10% of the cost of buying the guitar yourself.
We're also offering a lot more than just a guitar in a case. We want this to be a great experience for you, so all rates include:
A guitar that has been carefully chosen because it has been owned, played or made famous by a Guitar God
Professional set-up and maintenance for the optimum playing experience
A personal and responsive service - from initial hire, through delivery and support, to return and post-hire care
A Support Pack, with everything you need to get going, before you plug your guitar in
Insurance and security at no extra cost to you
And, of course, the opportunity to choose from an increasing range of guitars from the God's Own Guitars collection.
Which we think is a pretty unique service. And one we look forward to sharing with you!