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05/01/2021 Update -
I'll admit, I really hoped I wouldn't have to write this, but here goes Lockdown round 3...
On the run up to Christmas and throughout I have been pushing to ship daily again, but in light of the new restrictions as well as needing to home school our son Miles, I have decided it's probably safest all round and most achievable time wise to go back to my shipping dates of 3 times a week.
So to confirm, I will be dispatching orders first thing on Monday morning, Wednesday morning and Friday morning. As long as my Post Office remains open and taking parcels, I'll be continuing to dispatch on these days!
Delivery times for the most part, have been on time which is superb, but there has been some delays which have predominantly international shipments. Especially now with the additional customs clearances required for shipments going into Europe too.
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. 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.
This has sadly however had to come to an end again, so for the time being whilst we are in our third (losing count though to be honest) lockdown, visits to the office for collections, drop-offs or gear try-outs is a no go I'm afraid but needless to say I'll update this page if anything changes!
Of course, if you have any questions about this please do send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact form on the website and I'll do my best to help and accommodate for your needs. Thank you very much for your understanding & continued support,
James' Home of Tone -
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.
Although I don't have a walk in, high street shop for you to visit, I am 110% driven on making sure you have an enjoyable visit to my webstore and try to be as informative about each of the products as I can be.
We do however also have a small office/showroom which we are more than happy to offer viewings of guitars or other items by appointment only. So if there is something you're particularly interested in trying out drop us a message via the contact box on this page, we'd love to hang out!
I also want to share that I have now set up a monthly donation on behalf of James' Home of Tone and my supportive customers, to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. They offer support, guidance and opportunities to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to create a fairer society in which everyone can succeed. "A lot has changed since Stephen Lawrence’s murder in a racist attack in 1993, but some things have stayed the same. Too many young people still struggle to succeed because they are disadvantaged by factors beyond their control, such as where they are born, the school they go to, or any discrimination they may face.". I hope that in coming months & years, I can also run fundraising events in further support of this great charity. Thank you for supporting me, James' Home of Tone, and helping making the monthly donation possible.
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