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Guitar Hire Periods And Pricing
Whether it's a one-day hire for a photo-shoot or gig, 2 - 3 days for a studio session, or more to give you some real time to get to know a guitar, there's a hire plan to suit you:
Short: 1 - 3 Days
Medium: 4 - 7 days
Long: 8+ days.
The longer you hire, the lower your Daily Rate. Hire for 4 days or more, and get a 20% reduction on the Daily Rate. Hire for 8 days or more, and get a 25% reduction.
And, whatever hire period you choose, you're always going to be getting a lot more than just a guitar in a case:
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 your initial enquiry, 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.
Guitar Hire Rates
The Daily Rate is calculated for each guitar, based upon its current market value. The Daily Rate is a percentage of the market value, starting at 2% for Short Hire, reducing to 1.6% for Medium Hire and to 1.5% for Long Hire.
All summarised in the table below:
Guitar Hire Deposit
There's a deposit payable for each hire. The deposit is calculated by multiplying the applicable Daily Rate (Short, Medium, Long) by 14 days, subject to a minimum deposit of £100 for a guitar or amplifier and £50 for a pedal - whichever is the higher. The deposit is fully refundable on safe and timely return of the equipment, usually on the day of return.
If you hire through Fat Llama, the UK sharing platform, there is no deposit to pay. However, daily rates are slightly higher due to Fat Llama's service charges.
Sometimes, things work better with an example. So, if you want to learn more about how it works in practice, just swipe 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 for 1 - 3 days on our Short Hire Rate.
£16/day, a 20% discount for a minimum hire of 4 days (or, for example, £112 for a week).
- £15/day, a 25% discount for a minimum hire of 8 days (or, for example, £210 for two weeks).
Your daily rate drops by 20% if you hire for more than 3 days, and by 25% if you hire for more than 7 days.
The deposit, fully refundable on safe and timely return of the guitar, would work out as:
Short Hire (1 - 3 days): £20 x 14 days: £280
Medium Hire (4 - 7 days): £16 x 14 days: £224
Long Hire (8+ days): £15 x 14 days: £210.
Of course, in total money terms, you're paying more the longer you hire the guitar. Even with the discount, 4 days at the Medium Rate is going to cost you more than 3 days at the Short 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 into the Medium Hire Rate: a 20% day rate reduction for 4 - 7 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.
Add in all the inclusive benefits that come with one of God's Own Guitars, and you're in for a great and unique experience!
Most costs for hire are fully included in the hire cost and deposit. Depending on your hire requirements, we may occasionally need to ask for additional charges:
Travel: If you're collecting and returning yourself, or we're meeting for handover and return in a mutually convenient location, accessible by public transport, then there's no additional cost for travel. However, if you'd like us to hand over and return to and from your doorstep or hire location, we'll ask for a small fee to cover travel costs. And, if you're hiring one or multiple items that require us to use a car, then we'll ask for a small fee to cover fuel costs and, if travelling into London's Congestion Charge Zone, the Congestion Charge.
Payment by PayPal: Our standard approach for hire and deposit payment is by bank transfer. That incurs no additional cost. However, if you'd like to make payment by PayPal, then there will be a 7.5% addition to the total hire and deposit price, to cover PayPal's service fees.
We'll discuss and agree any additional charges with you as part of the booking enquiry process, so everything will be clear before we invoice you for the hire.