Welcome to SandGuitars.com

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The first Sand Guitars in 1979 were customized classical and steel string acoustic guitars built for local professionals who frequented Kirk's Guitar Shoppe in Laguna Beach, California. Each guitar in those early days was meticulously hand crafted and the tone and playability of the instruments was a representation of Kirk's life-long passion for playing guitar. In the truest sense of the word, his artistry both as a craftsman and as a musician has lead him to build guitars for 25 years that satisfy even the most demanding professionals in the world.

Nylon and steel string acoustic guitar players continue to round out the list of Sand Guitar clientele. However, Kirk also specializes in custom nylon-string electric guitars of his own design that are the culmination of innovative design, craftsmanship and knowledge of classical guitar construction. The idea for this particular instrument grew out of Kirk's love of classical guitar and his desire to find the best way to amplify it. He consulted with clients, friends and nylon string guitar players of all styles and made one prototype after another refining the design. The result is an instrument with pure tone, even sound, subtle dynamics and one that is inspirational to play.

Kirk's relationship with Chet Atkins began in 1989 when he took one of his nylon electric guitars to Nashville for Chet to try. Chet immediately took the guitar to the Gibson Guitar Company where Kirk's design was added to the CA line of amplified nylon string guitars and named the Studio Classic.

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Sand Guitars Return Policy:

The customer will have 3 days from the date you recieved your instrument to decide if you are satisfied. If not, you must return the instrument in the original packing via UPS or FedEx. If the instrument is returned in the same condition it was shipped to you in, the full amount of purchase will be refunded immediately.  The customer must pay shipping in both directions unless otherwise agreed upon. Thank you...Kirk Sand