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First thing you’ll notice is that everywhere on my site, including here, I use the word “I” in my sentences.  I am not trying to distance myself or remove myself from our business together.  I take all of what I do personally.  I take my business personally.  I take my relationship with you personally.  It is my job to let you know that you are safe when you interact with my web site and my shopping carts and the checkout process.  It is my job to administrate this process, to look at alternatives, and to be vigilant in all aspects of my on-line commerce, business and your interactions with me and my business.  Spend the time and the money on quality, insure the process and insure my clients and the goods they purchase from me.  I can’t say it any clearer.  This matters to me because you, the customer, the client, are the lifeblood of my business.  I’m happy when you are happy.  Period.

Saying all of that, I understand that your on-line security is paramount when purchasing online. I have worked hard to create one of the safest online shopping experiences in the Classical Guitar Industry.

My checkout process is 100% secure. Your order information is encrypted and transmitted over our secure 256 bit encryption (SSL) server technology supported by GoDaddy.  (See below for a further explanation of SSL technology).

A REAL Person (one person, actually, me, the owner, Rich Sayage) reviews each and every order – no robots or automated machines here. If I see something that’s unclear, I will contact you directly.  I control all aspects of communication, in general.  When you get an email from Savage Classical Guitar, you are getting that email from me.

Additionally, talking of guitars, I do everything in my power to ensure that all of my guitars arrive safely. We take extra care in packing every instrument that goes out our door.  We provide you with a tracking number so you can see in real time where your guitar is and where it is going. In the unlikely event that there is ever an issue with a delivery it is covered! ALL of our shipments are fully insured in every way possible.

Back to on-line security, PayPal Credit Card Services and TransFirst (TSYS) both, act as my credit card (cc) processor.  They have both been a great partner in the last decade, where I have had zero issue with them.  Saying that, there are a few things to know:

  • Please remember that PayPal or TSYS DO NOT share your credit or bank information with sellers, such as myself.
  • I will not ever ask for a credit card number or any other information.
  • You should NEVER give yours to anyone you do not trust.
  • You do not have to give me your address as everything is handled by PayPal and TSYS.
  • Bear in mind that I am only concerned with delivering your merchandise to you quickly & safely.
  • I am PayPal verified. My business address and Bank information are on file with PayPal and TSYS
  • My record of service to every single customer and the quality of the music is of paramount importance.
  • The PayPal account will correctly state “Pay To: or”.
  • Your bill will state “PayPal * SCGT RSAYAGE” and the exact amount that you authorized.

You can always contact me with any concerns. Expect a fast reply within minutes or hours at the most.

I personally guarantee your satisfaction with my level of service and my commitment to the happiness of my clientele.

I am here to help you!

Of course, I will take your order over the phone as well.  Your financial information is destroyed the moment I use it to authorize your order.

Call me at 631.335.5447 !

If at any time you have any questions about the status of your order, or you need assistance please call me at any time and ask for Rich

The below seal is provided to me by PayPal regarding my on-line stability, my business and my record.  There are thousands of transactions, but for some reason they only track eBay transactions, of which I have not participated in many years.   Still, feel free to contact them regarding me and my business, if you have any concerns. regarding Savage Classical Guitar.

Official PayPal Seal

My Site is Secured by GoDaddy SSL and their 256 bit encryption strength

View my SSL Certificate by clicking this image


Simple.  Your information is private and your on-line safety and security is my utmost concern.

Once you finish your shopping, you will get to the Check Out Page.  Here, you should see a green lock and, which should look like the following image.  Please contact me if you do not see the following:

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You’re good to go.  Any issues, give me a ring.  I’m always here to help you.  Rich

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It might sound complex, but it’s really not. SSL Certificates validate your website’s identity, and encrypt the information visitors send to, or receive from, your site. This keeps thieves from spying on any exchange between you and your shoppers.

When you have an SSL Certificate protecting your website, your customers can rest assured that the information they enter on any secured page is private and can’t be viewed by cyber crooks. GoDaddy makes it easy to install your certificate and secure your server.