Covid-19 Dispatch update

Update as of 13/07/2020

I hope everyone is keeping healthy. First of all, thank you to everyone for their patience during my reduced shipping days throughout the Covid-19 situation each week, everyone has been incredibly understanding and kind with their orders. 

A quick update to say that my local post office is now able to take my 'drop & go' parcels from me outside of the normal post office hours similar to what they did for me before the lockdown. This is great news for me, and greatly reduces my time spent queuing to ship the orders, it also means I have more scope to begin increasing the amount of dispatch days again.

I am now going to be shipping orders 3 times a week, Monday morning, Wednesday morning and Friday morning. 

Delivery times and International Orders
For the most part, shipments have been on time which is superb, but there has been the odd delay depending on the area in the country. If you have an order which you require on time or for a specific day, I would recommend either getting in touch to ensure I can help achieve that for you as well as opting for a tracked or courier postage option at the checkout.

International postal shipments in particular have been taken much longer but have been getting delivered eventually. As this has been occurring, please than usual bear this in mind before ordering and I would definitely recommend opting for the tracked Postage or ideally, courier services for the moment.

Visiting the Home of Tone - I have had some messages asking about when visits may be possible in light of the recent update regarding shops being able to re-open providing guidelines are followed. I'm sadly not a high-street retail shop, and my private office space would fall under the household restrictions currently in place.  So for now, I will continue to be closed for customer viewings, but I may be able to accommodate for order collections if you are local and would rather collect your order. I can have the order pre-prepared & take payment prior via paypal or contactless card at the time of collection. I hope this helps, and will of course update as things progress.

Of course, if you have any questions about this please do send me a message at james@homeoftone.co.uk or via the contact form on the website and I'll do my best to help and accommodate for your needs.  But for now, I hope my customers understand this decision to cut my shipping dates down to three days a week is for safety reasons and to be very respectful of the circumstances. Thank you very much for your understanding & continued support,

James

Home of Tone Blog

5 Years of the Home of Tone!

5 Years of the Home of Tone!

It has been 5 years since I started James' Home of Tone, which feels amazing to say! Some of you reading may have been following since the beginning, whilst some of you may be totally new to what I do here so I thought the 5 year anniversary of beginning this venture would be as good a time as any to share a little about my story! A great deal has happened over the past 5 years, to say the least, so I'll try not to bore you with every detail! But I thought it would be healthy to touch on some of the things that helped shape the Home of Tone and moments that continue to mean a lot to me and this journey. Plus it's nice to be open about the story behind a business!
04 August, 2020 by James P Gascoigne
A year with my Millimetric MGS3

A year with my Millimetric MGS3

I knew it must have been approaching the arrival 'anniversary' soon but with life as busy as it's been of late it had slipped my mind. It wasn't until someone kindly commented on my 'NGD' unboxing video over on my YouTube channel last night that I realised yesterday marked a year to the day since my MGS3 arrived! So I thought it might be good to follow up on my time spent with the guitar and ultimately, did I still admire it as much as those first few weeks/months we often call the honeymoon period. Well the good news for me, is of course a resounding yes!
02 August, 2020 by James P Gascoigne
Hopefully an isolated incident...'Fake' Signature Series harness advertised

Hopefully an isolated incident...'Fake' Signature Series harness advertised

Hi folks! I stumbled across an eBay listing for a harness which was being advertised and described as one of my Signature Series harnesses. I've decided to share it for a genuine reason, so stick with me here! To start off, I have spoken to the seller and unfortunately, he bought it from another seller on eBay whom sold it to him as one of mine, so had bought it in good faith and needless to say is gutted to find out it isn't genuine. I hope that he can make a claim via eBay from the original counterfeit seller, real shame for the person I spoken to who was unknowingly sold it.
26 July, 2020 by James P Gascoigne

Ethos

Curated by James P Gascoigne, the 'Home of Tone' is a humble collection of guitars, parts & accessories that have been individually selected to be represented here for their quality, design and the brand in question's shared passion for the guitar.

I certainly don't consider the Home of Tone as re-writing the book on guitar store approach, but instead see this venture as writing my own book about what I love about the guitar; the instrument that has provided inspiration in numerous facets of my life from an early age.

All I hope, is that you find the Home of Tone a place share your passion for guitars with me. The stores name is a bit of fun ultimately, but the intention is from the heart and since the humble beginnings in 2015 it seems there are so many of you that can relate to the approach. For that, the least I can say is Thank You.

Signature Series harnesses

Mother Mary Company Guitar Straps