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Sold Out!

Wow.

I mean, WOW!

The Haze Setup Sale has always been popular and I’ve always been crazy busy throughout January each year but, this year…

Wow.

I am now fully booked for the rest of the month. The Haze Setup Sale is effectively sold out. I’m like a rock-star or something. Who do the kids like these days… Paul McCartney or someone. 

This is massively gratifying for me (and I hope it’s an indication that I’m doing something right), but I know it’s a major pain for those that are now pushed into next month for their setups and repairs. To those people, I’m really sorry. I hope you understand and I hope I can help soon. February should get back to the normal levels of havoc rather than this month's frenzy.

Thank you everyone. I really appreciate your confidence. 

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Haze Guitars Setup Sale 2016

The Haze Guitars January Setup Sale

The Haze Guitars January Setup Sale

Haze Setup Sale 2016

I honestly thought this would be a good idea when I started doing it. Little did I know it would make me a crazed, mumbling, lunatic for a month of every year.

But, for you, and for the sake of brilliantly set-up guitars, I will steel myself one again, for:

The It’ll-Definitely-Kill-Me-One-Of-These-Years Haze Guitars January Setup Sale.

Haze Guitars Setup Sale

All guitars and basses dropped off between January 4th and January 30th will get Haze-quality setups for crazy-person prices:

Setup on a guitar will cost €35 and and will include a fresh set of strings*. Same price for acoustics, electrics and even pointy, Floyd-equipped, axes for the duration of the sale.

Setup on a bass will cost €30 (plus the cost of strings if you want or need them).

To avail of this splendid offer, book an appointment. Seriously, just go to to the appointments page and book your own time in my calendar. No need to call.

You should probably hurry as times are already filling up with the sale-anticipators. Oh, well. At least you don’t have to camp out before this sale. ;-)


*A little info on strings. As standard, I fit D'Addario for electrics and Martin for acoustics. If you prefer something else, feel free to bring along a set.

Haze Setup Sale 2015

Setups may make me blind. I hope you're happy.  ;-)

Setups may make me blind. I hope you're happy.  ;-)

It's time.

Time I take my sanity in my hands and risk it all for the sake of beautifully set-up guitars and basses.

Time for the Utterly-Crazy-What-On-Earth-Am-I-Doing Haze Guitars January Setup Sale.

I don't know why I do it every year. By the end of the month, I end up a gibbering wreck, huddled in a corner, in a feotal position, rocking back and forth and muttering, "Why can't the tun-o-matics match the fingerboard radius?" over and over and over.

But still I do it. In many ways, I'm like some sort of hero. Let's not get into that now, though. All that blushing won't help my blood pressure.

The details:

Any guitars and basses dropped off for setup between January 5th and January 31st will get a Haze-quality setup for clearly crazy prices.

If you've a guitar, a setup will cost €30 and will include a fresh set of strings*. This will apply to acoustics, electrics and even pointy, Floyd-equipped, axes for the duration of the sale.

If you've a bass, a setup will cost €25 (plus the cost of strings if you want or need them).

Drop me a line and we'll get your guitars and basses playing their best.


*A little info on strings. As standard, I fit D'Addario for electrics and Martin for acoustics. If you prefer something else, feel free to let me have a set. Alternatively, I can supply some and sort out any difference in costs (although this might add a little time if I need to order something).

Haze Guitar And Bass Setup Sale: 2014

Haze Guitars Setup Sale

Haze Guitars Setup Sale

Can it really be almost January again? Goodness, how time flies when you're working like an overly-industrious, workaholic bee.

All through January, will be the Astonishingly Insane Haze Guitars Setup Sale again. 

This means it'll be super-cheap, Haze-quality setups all month. Splendid.

If you've a guitar, a setup will cost €25 and will include a fresh set of strings*. This will apply to acoustics, electrics and even pointy, Floyd-equipped, axes for the duration of the sale.

If you've a bass, a setup will cost €20 (plus the cost of strings if you want or need them).

These prices will apply to any instrument booked-in and dropped off at my workshop in the period from the 6th to the 31st of January. Why not take advantage of a slow-gig month, or maybe get the best from that new guitar that Santa stuffed into your stocking?

Drop me a line and we'll get your guitars or basses playing their best.


*A little info on strings. As standard, I fit D'Addario for electrics and Martin for acoustics. If you prefer/need something else, I'll be happy to use yours or supply some and sort out any difference in costs. If you need bass strings, I'll get 'em or use yours too.

Blue Collar Sale: Frequently Asked Questions

Haze Guitars Blue Collar

Haze Guitars Blue Collar

The Blue Collar sale is proving popular and I'm getting a couple of questions that are asked quite frequently—frequently asked questions, if you will. I'll attempt to answer a couple of them here (mainly to save myself some effort in typing it multiple times as I'm terribly, terribly lazy).

  • How much will it take to get my mitts on a wonderful Blue Collar? If you place an order in January, you'll pay €350 as a deposit and, when the guitar's ready, there'll be €600 due—a paltry total of €950. Pretty good, eh?
  • How long will it take to get my mitts on a wonderful Blue Collar? Depends a little on how many orders are on but if you assume 12-16 weeks, it's probably a safe bet.
  • Can I change the specs of my Blue Collar? Yep. No problem. That's the beauty ordering a custom, hand-built instrument. Although the Blue Collar is fantastic as it is, you can tweak stuff. Want a different pickup or a second one? Sure thing. Want a mint green pickguard, gold hardware, shiny lacquer? No worries.
  • Will it cost more if I change the specs? Depends what you're looking for but, probably, yes. Give me a shout and we can discuss things and work out a quote.
  • How much will the Blue Collar cost after January? After January, the cost of the Blue Collar will be €1150. You're saving €200 if you stick in an order in the next week or two.
  • Can I have a play of a Blue Collar to see how great it really is? Oh, you're all flattery, aren't you? Yep. No problem. If you pop around to Some Neck Guitars on Aungier Street in Dublin, you should find a Blue Collar to demo.
  • How do I place an order? Just drop me a line and we'll have a chat. Only the deposit is due on order. Bank transfers, cheques, drafts, and grimy wads of cash in brown envelopes are all ok. Once that's sorted, I'll start hammering nails into lumps of wood.

If I've missed anything, feel free to give me a shout.

Oh, right… The spec.

Haze Blue Collar Specifications

  • 2-piece solid ash body Maple neck (bolt-on)
  • Rosewood fingerboard (12" radius) with 21 jumbo frets
  • Bone nut
  • Kluson tuners
  • Intonable wraparound tailpiece/bridge
  • B/W/B pickguard
  • Side mounted output-jack
  • Volume and tone control
  • Duesenberg Domino P-90 style pickup
  • Oil and wax finish.

Haze Blue Collar On Sale

Blue Collar Guitar

Oh, man, you're gonna love this. Not content with offering half-price setups all this month but I can now announce the Haze Blue Collar will be on sale all through January too.

Any orders* for a Blue Collar build, placed in January, will be at the ridiculously low price of €950.

€950 for a hand-built Haze Blue Collar guitar.

When you place an order, you only pay a deposit of €350 with the balance payable when the guitar is completed. That's gotta be good news for your post-Christmas wallet.

Pretty cool, eh?

The Blue Collar

Stripped-back brilliance. That's what you get with a Haze Blue Collar. It's built to play, and play hard. A slab-body and a single pickup gets you to the music with the minimum of fuss. And, damn, this pickup can growl, howl and sing. It's a Duesenberg Domino—a fantastic P-90 style pickup with all of the tone and edge you'd expect.

Here, though, that P-90 sound is coupled to an ash body and a 25.5"-scale maple neck so the Blue Collar doesn't lose focus or get muddy. It keeps its composure when others turn to mush. This makes it one tough little bruiser with a lot more versatility than you'd expect.

Blue Collar playability is something else. An oil and wax finish plays fast and slick and easy while the neck-carve (my own secret-sauce shaping) gives you one of the most comfortable handfuls you've ever played.

Haze Blue Collar
Blue collar custom guitar

If you'd like to have a go on a Blue Collar to feel how great it plays and hear how great it sounds, pop into Some Neck Guitars on Aungier Street in Dublin. You can try out a Blue Collar there from Monday (and I'll begrudgingly tell you that there are usually a LOT of other tasty guitars there too—it's a place you really should check out).

How can I avail of this astounding value?

Good question.

To get your guitar-playing mitts on your very own Blue Collar, just drop me a line and we'll get the ball rolling.

Seriously? €950. You'd be mad not to.

Blue collar custom guitar
haze custom guitars blue collar

Haze Blue Collar Specification

2-piece solid ash body Maple neck (bolt-on) Rosewood fingerboard (12" radius) with 21 jumbo frets Bone nut Kluson tuners Intonable wraparound tailpiece/bridge B/W/B pickguard Side mounted output-jack Volume and tone control Duesenberg Domino P-90 style pickup Oil and wax finish.

*Sale offer applies to orders placed with deposit up to 31st of January, 2013.

Haze Super Setup Sale in January

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It's here again: the Massive and Brilliant, Haze Guitars Super Setup Sale. That means Haze-quality setups for stupid prices.

We're talking any guitar for €25 (which includes fresh strings*) and any bass for €20 (strings extra if needed as some bassists only change strings twice in a lifetime).

This craziness applies to any instrument dropped off at my workshop between 2nd and 31st of January

Pretty great, eh?

So, I'll be spending the month under a deluge of guitars. Every year I run this sale and spend all of January wondering if I'm a strange sort of masochist. Seriously, the effect is much like having someone spend the month beating me with a pillowcase full of stomp-boxes.

But I'm the selfless type with only your welfare in mind so I'll make myself blind and mostly insane getting your guitars playing their best.

Guitar setup €25. Bass setup €20.

Frickin' bargain or what?

*A Note on strings: D'addario on the electrics, Martin on the acoutics—if you need something else, I can use yours or source them and sort out any difference in cost.

January Super Setup Sale Update

Guitar and Bass Setup Sale at Haze

Guitar and Bass Setup Sale at Haze

I joked over on Google that the Fantastic Super Haze Setup Sale was speeding my inevitable nervous breakdown and descent into madness. It's true. It can only be a matter of time until I climb a tall building with an air-rifle and begin to seriously smart the skin of innocent passers-by.

If you're the sort who's been desensitised to this kind of awful violence by TV and the internet and would like to speed my crazed, pellet-shooting, lunacy, then you should remember there's still two weeks of January left.

That's two weeks to pile guitar and bass setups on my sagging, tired shoulders.

And, as if ringside seats at my psychotic incident aren't enough, remember that you can get these setups done for equally crazy prices. Seriously: €25 for any guitar setup (even those pointy ones with fiddly Floyds) and €35 for a bass including strings*.

It's like I'm encouraging you to push me over the edge. It's like I want to shoot plastic pellets at random people. "All the clues were there. He was a quiet type—kept to his workshop mostly." That's what they'll say.

Those things can really sting, you know?

Super Guitar And Bass Setup Sale: The Return

Guitar and Bass Setup Sale

Guitar and Bass Setup Sale

It's that time again. All through January, Haze Guitars will be running our Super Setup Sale. Hurrah!

Seriously, hurrah!

For the month of January, you can get a guitar or bass setup done for half-price or even less.

Good, eh?

Why not take advantage of a slow-gig month, or maybe get the best from that new guitar that Santa stuffed into your stocking? Drop me a line and we'll get your guitars or basses playing their best.

If you've a guitar, a setup will cost €25 and will include a fresh set of strings*. This will apply to acoustics, electrics, trem-equipped and even pointy, Floyd-equpped axes for the duration of the sale.

If you've a bass, a setup will cost €35. As this one also includes fresh strings, I reckon this is a mega-bargain*.

These crazy-person, sale prices will apply to any instrument booked-in and dropped off at my workshop in the period from the 3rd to the 31st of January.

There's no upper or lower limit on the number of instruments you can bring. One or forty, whatever works for you.

Surely that deserves a 'hurrah!'

*A little necessary small print about strings. The strings I'll be fitting as standard are D'Addario and Martin for the guitars and Rotosounds (four-string) for the bass. If you prefer/need something else, I'll be happy to use yours or supply some and sort out any difference in costs.