Happy 2015! We hope you all had a great holiday season and are looking forward to lots of good music in the coming year.
We are finishing up instruments in the next couple of weeks; we FINALLY got some much needed rain which was a mixed blessing--being in the worst drought of this region's history any moisture is welcome, but it wreaked havoc with our finishing schedule. We are working overtime to try and get caught up but the weather is not helping matters.
We've absorbed a lot of price increases for both materials and shipping over the past several years in an effort to keep our instruments affordable but it's finally gotten to the point where, reluctantly, we have to make some adjustments.
Prices will be going up on some models effective 1/1/15 (click on Current Price List for pdf) and we are no longer able to offer a flat shipping rate for instruments.
UPS has begun to start charging by "dimensional weight" (the size of the package) when it is more than the actual weight of a package so our shipping costs are going to increase across the board. In order to make this as fair as possible we are going to begin charging what UPS charges us which will vary by zone. We'll still be paying for the packaging, insurance and myriad delivery surcharges so you will still be paying less than the actual cost to ship.
Our Wood Sources
Articles are appearing in the media concerning the illegal harvesting and use of East Indian Rosewood and othe exotic hardwood species. We buy all of our rosewood through a licensed importer; and as with all of the woods we use at Blue Lion, our rosewood is CITES certified and legally imported.