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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:01 pm
by guitar hiro
extremely early/all original BST-64V near mint ....... # 0018** ....... no screw holes for the back tremolo route = like an EJ Strat 8)

may have original Fralins since it is in the limited serial # range of known Fralin equipped examples; will have to wait & see

I like the Alnico Specials just fine so either way = win/win :P

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:36 am
by guitar hiro
guitar arrived about 1 hour ago = super fast shipping from Japan to the US with no Customs duty & no CITES issues :)

no Fralins but the guitar is 100% original & the condition could only be described as a 'time capsule' 8) unbelievable for a guitar pushing 20 years vintage

good luck to others that decide to import Dalbergia into the US post new CITES regulation

I'm done with the importing for a while myself :P

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:13 am
by currypowder
I have 2 in route now. 1 has been stuck in Chicago customs for three days and one left Japan today. I'm not worried about the delay, the past 3 guitars (all in late 2016) were delayed anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks. Hopefully there will be no issues, but I'm going to hold off any additional imports until these 2 make it to me.

Hiro, thanks for keeping us up to date with your imports, it certainly helped me get comfortable with it. I do know the risk is still there, but it's worth it to me to give it a shot.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:23 pm
by guitar hiro
8)

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:21 am
by GET THE LED OUT
Just received my 1980 LS60...bought through Rinkya and shipped via EMS. Only took 4 days to get here, (Melbourne, Australia). No issues whatsoever.

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:59 am
by guitar hiro
GET THE LED OUT wrote:Just received my 1980 LS60...bought through Rinkya and shipped via EMS. Only took 4 days to get here, (Melbourne, Australia). No issues whatsoever.
that is good information; thanks for sharing & congrats on the smooth delivery!!

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:17 am
by guitar hiro
my latest Dalbergia made it out of US Customs this past Friday; was only there for 5 hours :) I say just keep buying folks :lol:

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:50 pm
by #44
Figured I'd give an update to this thread.

Just received a 1981 LS80 from Australia to Canada. No CITES papers and no issues.

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:51 am
by guitar hiro
#44 wrote:Figured I'd give an update to this thread.

Just received a 1981 LS80 from Australia to Canada. No CITES papers and no issues.
That's good news, Glad there were no hassles & Congrats :D

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:31 pm
by guitar hiro
well, here we are 15 months post CITES Appendix II regulation for all species of rosewood under the genus Dalbergia and I have yet to have any issues with importing guitars into the US.

Anyone here know of anyone having issues with delays or confiscations, etc.?