FAQ

 
How do I contact Loïc?

Use the contact form, click on Contact in the main menu.

How long between ordering and delivering?

Deadlines are fluctuating. Currently , it takes 9 months of delay.

How much does it costs ?

Warning: the prices given below are only indicative and represents only an approximate calculation on the 1rst of January 2015. They are likely to change without notice and are in no way an official fixed rate.

L Steel Paul Junior from 1790 € approx.
Telecasteel Standard or Lsteel Paul Special from 1990 € approx.
Guitar equipped with more sophisticated electronics and/or vibrato (eg. Steel G, Steelmaster and Stratocasteel) from 2290 € approx.
Arch Top guitar (eg. Lsteel Paul) or complex shaped guitar (eg. Steelplorer, Fire Steel Bird...) from 1990 € approx.
Hollow body without vibrato (LS 335, 339) from 2290 € approx.
Hollow body with vibrato (Roto Classic etc..) From 2490 € approx.
Basses start at 2190 € approx.

Any option (piezo tremolo, extra pickups, particular electronics, special neck, different machine heads or special works (shape, finishes, engravings, etc.) will be considered on a case by case basis.

How will my guitar be delivered?

All guitars are delivered in a "Loic Le Pape" case (brand Rock Case or Gator).
The shipping (via UPS) is included for France.
Shipping fee added for any other destination.

Which necks do you use ?

Loïc mounts necks from various brands and sources on his guitars: Fender, All Parts, Warmoth, reworked necks on some profiles, with, for all, installation of a bone nut or Tusk cut by hand. Since 2010, Loïc mounts Sebaston Lutherie’s necks, the french luthier Sébastien Rouillon’s workshop.

Which hardware do you use?

Machine heads : Grover, Gotoh, Kluson, Schaller etc.
Bridges : Gotoh ou Kluson
Straps : Gotoh
Strings guides : Gotoh
Some models require the use of different brands (eg Vibrola on the Steel G), Loïc then uses quality materials and class equivalent to the brand named above.

Wich electronic components do you use?

Pickups: SP Custom, Kami, Seymour Duncan, Gibson, TV Jones, Bare Knuckle, Curtis Novak, Lollar etc.
Pots: CTS (Alpha sur Jazzmaster)
Caps: Orange Drop
Wire: braided or vintage style cloth covered wire
Jacks: Swichtkraft

Do you use a special process to block rust and/or protect the metal against corrosion ?

Yes, my guitars receive a special anti-corrosion coating

Do you sell bodies alone or parts ?

Not, however, I may consider a job with spare parts provided by the client if they are of sufficient quality and / or trademark.

Are your guitars guaranteed ?

Yes, there’s a lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defect.

 
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