Regarding Turnaround Time:
Goose Creek Rods is a full-service shop. Along with vintage restorations, we also craft custom fresh and saltwater rods and perform rod and reel repair. Restorations can be very time consuming when done right. For this reason, we have to carefully mix the restorations in with the current workflow. Priority is given to rod and reel repairs and custom rods that are needed before a scheduled fishing trip. In most cases, vintage restorations are for display purposes and are not needed immediately.
Six to eight months turnaround time is an average. In extreme cases, it may run longer. Turnaround for restorations depends on the amount of repairs and custom builds we have in-house at the time. Restorations have been in-house for up to a year, depending on the workload and the complexity of the restoration.
If you are in a hurry for the restoration to be completed, we are not the shop for you. There may be other restoration shops that can get the job out faster. We are not concerned about “fast”. We are concerned about quality. For this reason, we request that customers please refrain from calling and “checking status”. The shop can get very busy, and at times, stressful. Rushing a restoration job just adds to the stress. We definitely will NOT forget about your job and are working hard to get to it as soon as we possibly can. The last thing you want us to do is to rush through a job just to get it out of the door. This is something we simply will not do. Once we get your vintage restoration on the table, we will usually email or text, letting you know that we are beginning work on your rod and/or reel. Otherwise, no other updates are given.
So sit back, relax, and try to forget about it. What you receive back with be a vintage restoration you can be proud of and will hand down to generations to come.