These terms & conditions set out the basis on which you can visit and use our web site and on which you place orders with us. Please read all terms carefully as they contain important information.
Please note: Orders for delivery outside of EU countries are not governed by the Distance Selling Regulations 2000. Please see specific section on Orders for Delivery outside of EU Countries
Hanika Guitars UK and Classical Guitars PLUS are trading names of PLUS Online Stores Ltd. PLUS Online Stores Ltd owns this site and when ordering this is the company with whom you make a contract. If you want to ask us anything about these terms & conditions or have any comments or complaints on or about our web site please contact us .
We may change these terms and conditions from time to time without notice to you and any changes will apply to subsequent orders received.
Terms + Conditions at a glance
Product Description + Pricing –
Accepting Your Order
Order Cancellation + Returns
Copyright, Trademarks and Right to Use
Limitation of PLUS Online Stores Ltd liability
Other legal notices
Exclusions of liability
Orders for Items Made to the Customer’s Specification – summary of the special terms
Orders for Delivery outside of EU Countries – summary of special terms
Product Description + Pricing
We take every care in the preparation of the content of this web site, in particular to ensure that prices quoted are correct at time of publishing and all products have been fairly described. However, please note the following:
- YOUR GUITAR MAY HAVE PARTS AND/OR AN APPEARANCE THAT VARIES FROM THE GUITAR PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE SITE. The wood used will have its own unique appearance and most makers reserve the right to change specifications without prior notice.
- Colour and appearance on the web site will vary according to the resolution and the screen type of your computer. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the appearance or colours of the products shown on the site exactly reproduce the appearance or colours of the products themselves.
- The weights, dimensions and capacities given are approximate only.
- The price you pay is the price displayed on our web site at the time we receive your order, and will be clearly stated on your order confirmation, with the following exception: if we discover an error in the price of goods you have ordered, we will inform you as soon as possible and give you the option of reconfirming your order at the correct price, or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you we will treat the order as cancelled, and will give you a full refund.
- On rare occasions, product descriptions may not reflect the exact position at the moment. We do not therefore offer any warranties as to their accuracy.
- Packaging may vary from that shown.
STOCK ITEMS: we will charge your credit card account immediately before arranging delivery to you.
GUITARS MADE to the CUSTOMER’S SPECIFICATION: we will ask you to pay in full when you place your order.
Your card statement will refer to “Hanika Guitars UK ” as the business which you have paid. Online orders must be paid for by credit/debit card.
By providing us with credit or debit card details to pay for an order, you are confirming that the card you are using is yours. All credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer.
Other methods of payment are available and these include cheque or bank transfer.
All goods will remain the property of PLUS Online Stores Ltd, until paid for in full.
Accepting Your Order
We carry out checks and authorisation procedures on credit cards, cheques, stock availability, etc before your offer to buy from us is accepted. We reserve the right to reject any order placed with us, depending on the results of the checks and procedures that we carry out.
EXCEPT in the case of custom built guitars made to your specification, our acceptance of your order will take place immediately prior to dispatch of the product(s) ordered.
In case the guitars made to your specification
- we will notify you in advance of the terms on which your order is being accepted and will ask you to confirm your agreement in writing or email before payment
- your order is accepted when your payment is taken
- once your order has been accepted, you cannot then cancel your order
We may either phone or send order confirmation to your e-mail address. A receipt may be sent by post or e-mail. Goods may be dispatched separately to invoice. Please keep all paper work that we send you in case of query and if possible print out copies of emails or on line orders placed.
Smaller items and items of lower value are usually dispatched by second class post.
Larger items are sent by insured courier on a “signed for” service. This is for everyone’s benefit as it helps to avoid theft and fraud. If no one is in, a card will be put through the door giving instructions.
STOCK ITEMS: Almost all UK orders for stock items are processed within 1-3 working days. Goods are dispatched once payment has been cleared (this is normally instantaneous with credit cards and can take up to a week in the case of cheques). If ordering out of office hours (mon-fri 9am – 5pm), please take the next office day as the start time for our services. Please let us know immediately if you do not receive your order by the date we have said you should.
NON STOCK ITEMS: Guitars which are built or set up to customer specification are subject to waiting times which vary from days to months depending on a range of factors beyond our control. We will do our very best to provide our best estimates of waiting times and to keep you informed.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS are subject to individual carriage quotes and delivery time estimates. Delivery estimates are only estimates and may vary.
Order Cancellation + Returns
Non Faulty Goods that you want to Return
NB This section does NOT apply to goods made to the customer’s specification. Please see section below.
NNB This section does NOT apply to orders being delivered outside of EU – non faulty goods delivered outside the EU cannot be returned.
You are entitled to change your mind either before you receive the goods or immediately on receiving them. If you want to cancel your order then please contact us immediately.
If delivery has not taken place, then the best option is for you to refuse the delivery when it occurs. You do not need to give the courier any explanation. Do not take possession of the parcel and do not sign for it.
If you have received the parcel and opened it then we will still accept your cancellation if you notify us within 7 calendar days of receipt. When you contact us we will make arrangements for their return with you. Please keep the original packaging and use it for the return delivery. You have a duty to take reasonable care of the goods and before any refund is given we will inspect the returned goods to ensure that you have taken good care of them, including repacking them carefully before returning them. We ask you therefore NOT to return goods without notifying us. This enables us to advise you on the best method of packing to avoid transit damage. We do not expect you to be experts in packaging, but we do consider that following our advice on packaging is part of your duty to take reasonable care.
The best and most economic method of return (particularly for guitars or heavy items) may be for us to send our couriers to collect from you.
Provided the goods are returned have been treated with reasonable care, we will give you a refund or make an exchange as you prefer. The amount refunded will not include the cost of returning an order to us and we will deduct the cost of the return from the refund if we make the arrangements for return on your behalf.
Normal delivery terms (see above) apply to goods sent out in exchange.
Please note that refunds cannot be given for goods purchased with Gift Vouchers.
Non Faulty Goods Made to the Customer’s Specification AND Deliveries outside the EU
Neither orders delivered outside the EU, NOR goods made to the customer’s specification can be returned.
A Problem with the Goods
NB This section does NOT apply to goods made to the customer’s specification OR to deliveries outside the EU – please see below
If you have a problem with the quality of your order, please tell us about it straight away. We will discuss with you what your next step should be. Unless we say otherwise, please keep the goods in their original condition, together with the packaging. If on viewing the products we agree that they were delivered to you damaged or substandard, we will provide a replacement or replacement parts depending on the nature of the problem or make a refund at our discretion.
Your have a duty to take reasonable care of the goods whilst in your possession and when returning them. These are set out in the section above Non Faulty Goods that you want to Return . Any refund will be considered in relation to the problems notified by you when the item was delivered to you. If it is clear that you have not taken reasonable care with the return, this may affect your right to a repair, replacement or refund.
A Problem with Goods made to the Customer’s Specification
If your custom made guitar is defective in terms of workmanship or materials, these will be covered by manufacturers’ standard warranties. Please contact us and we are happy to liaise with the manufacturer’s on your behalf.
Goods Delivered outside the EU
Please note that if ANY goods have been delivered outside the EU, the cost of returning the goods and the shipping of any replacement goods will be at the Customer’s cost under all circumstances.
Please contact us and we will liaise with the manufacturers on your behalf.
Copyright, Trademarks and Right to Use
All rights, including copyright and database right, in this web site and its content, are owned by or licensed to PLUS Online Stores Ltd. Any use of this web site, its contents, or underlying source code and software – including copying or storing it or them in whole or part – other than for your own personal, non-commercial use is prohibited without the written permission of PLUS Online Stores Ltd. You may not modify, distribute or re-post anything on this web site for any purpose.
All names, images, logos identifying Hanika Guitars, hanika-guitars.co.uk, Classical Guitars PLUS, www.classical-guitars-plus.co.uk, PLUS Online Stores, www.plus-online-stores.co.uk are proprietary marks of PLUS Online Stores Ltd. They must not be used by third parties without our permission, including for sponsored keywords.
We reserve the right to use for our own purposes any material submitted to the web site, including text and images, either on the web site or in any other form, including for publicity purposes. We reserve the right to monitor submissions to the site and to edit or reject any submissions.
Limitation of PLUS Online Stores Ltd Liability
PLUS Online Stores Ltd shall not be liable for any consequential loss whether this arises from breach of duty in contract or any other way. Liability for any claim shall not exceed the price of the goods supplied.
PLUS Online Stores Ltd shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of any of the information contained in any of the materials on this web site
PLUS Online Stores Ltd make every effort to ensure that this web site is free from viruses or defects. However, we cannot guarantee that your use of this web site or any web sites accessible through it won’t cause damage to your computer. It is your responsibility to ensure that the right equipment is available to use the web site and screen out anything that may damage it. PLUS Online Stores Ltd shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise to computer equipment as a result of using this web site
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and any activities that occur under your account. PLUS Online Stores Ltd shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise as a result of any failure by you to protect your password or account.
We have placed links on this web site to other web sites we think you may want to visit. We do not vet these web sites and do not have any control over their contents. PLUS Online Stores Ltd cannot accept any liability in respect of the use of these web sites
Unless otherwise specified, the materials on this web site are directed solely at those who access this web site from the UK. PLUS Online Stores Ltd make no representation that any products or services referred to in the materials on this web site are appropriate for use, or available, in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable
Other Legal Notices
There may be legal notices on other areas of this web site which relate to your use of this web site, all of which will, together with these terms and conditions govern your use of this web site
Exclusions of Liability
Any disclaimers and exclusions of liability in these terms & conditions shall not apply to any damages arising from death or personal injury caused by the negligence of PLUS Online Stores Ltd or any of its employees or agents or fraud. Any disclaimers and exclusions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. If any provisions of these disclaimers and exclusions shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions
This web site, any content contained herein and any contract brought into being as a result of usage of this web site are governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. The parties to any such contract agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. All contracts are concluded in English.
These terms and conditions do not affect your legal rights.
Orders for Items Made to the Customer’s Specification
Orders for Items made to the customer’s specification are not governed by the Distance Selling Regulations 2000 – see s13 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002334.htm
We will ask you to pay in full when you place your order.
Acceptance of your order will take place when we process payment.
Once your order has been accepted, the order cannot then be cancelled
Your payment is non-refundable except in the case that we fail to supply the guitar within 12 months of the date of order.
Orders are subject to waiting times which vary from days to months depending on a range of factors beyond our control. We cannot guarantee dates but we will do all we reasonably can to ensure that the item is delivered to you without undue delay and to keep you informed.
Items cannot be returned unless they are faulty in which this will be a claim on any warranty that exists.
The item is fully covered by the maker’s guarantee against defects in materials and/or workmanship and if such defects arise in normal use in the warranty period then you can return it to us for repair or replacement by the maker.
Orders for Delivery outside of EU Countries
The Distance Selling Regulations 2000 do not apply to goods delivered outside of the EU
The cost of delivery will be quoted to you and your order will not be processed until that cost has been accepted by you.
We do not offer a 7 day period in which you can return non faulty goods. There is no right of return of non faulty goods.
If goods arrive faulty, please let us know immediately. Any delay can prevent claims for transit damage. Please keep ALL packaging
Please note that if ANY goods have been delivered outside the UK, the cost of returning the goods and the shipping of any replacement goods will be at the Customer’s cost.