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My one, my only, my precioussssss!!!!
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iainblack
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: My one, my only, my precioussssss!!!! Reply with quote

It arrived today 6th April in Stockport having been posted in Lima Peru on 20th March. In one piece - well 2 actually - Renzo had taken off the strings and that neck to bubble wrap the neck and body separately and in thick layers. Then packed in a box with foam sheeting.

So far no duty to pay - not requested on delivery, do they post a bill separately?

So, ladies and gents, presenting Red! :





I can't wait to get the scratch plate off and check the code and pick ups then give her a good clean. New strings, plug her in and rock out. I love it!!!!! I will share more over the weekend.
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bluejeannot
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Customs and Excise. Reply with quote

Now then Mr Black , with such an excellent photograph it should`nt be difficult to track you down. I`m sure you didn`t realise that the Tokai forum is required reading for Her Majesty`s Customs officers.Now then what part of Liverpool,Walton?Old Swan?West Derby?It`s just amatter of time Wack.
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iainblack
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

who says I don't already work for HM C&E La!
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iainblack
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

besides, they weren't interested in the guitar, it was the bags of white powder that they want to talk to me about. I thought it was rust inhibitor but they said something about peruvian dancing dust!

('only joking' button engaged!)
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TOKAI JOE
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what year what model iainblack? looks pretty good!
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JohnA
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You look a happy man Ian, and so you should be, that's quite lovely!! Congrats!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iainblack wrote:
who says I don't already work for HM C&E La!


I do! You e.mailed me a couple of times.

Jammy sod, I always get stung by the b******s.
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's a pup. Nice one Ian.
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mirrorboy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So pleased for you Ian, you are blessed with that.

I reckon it's travelled at least 18,000 miles, did you get to know any of it's previous history?
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iainblack
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments guys. It is an ST 55 Springy in MR. It was bought in Japan (will get date) and taken back to peru, then sold to me by the purchasers friend.

I am going to take the scratchplate off tonight to get the internal codes and pick ups just to check pedigree and then give her a good clean and polish.

More photos - you will be sick of it by the end of next week!! I will then start the group photos!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go on, rub it in!

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japaxes
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: ol'red Reply with quote

Well mr black , world domination has begun (for matching headstocks anyway)
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barburny
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice and so is the axe!
well if MR parcel force delivered it your home and dry on the duty as they bill before delivery, U.P.S charge on delivery
AFAIK only fed ex bill after delivery
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makaze
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, looks beautiful, hope it doesn't turn into a bunny boiler. Anyway there must be a story behind how you located and secured a peruvian toklai, is there a threrad somewhere???
I have a UK MR with matching head which I love, block logo which I love ( but I'm having a bit of spagetti envy at the mo ).

Hoping to share some of my guitars soon now I have bought my first digital camera
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah Iain nabbed it from a thread on here, search in Classified.
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