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My one, my only, my precioussssss!!!!

Post by iainblack » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:44 pm

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! :

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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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Customs and Excise.

Post by bluejeannot » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:48 pm

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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Post by iainblack » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:41 pm

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

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Post by iainblack » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:28 pm

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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Post by TOKAI JOE » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:15 am

8) what year what model iainblack? looks pretty good!

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Post by JohnA » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:24 am

You look a happy man Ian, and so you should be, that's quite lovely!! Congrats!!

stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:02 am

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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Post by marcusnieman » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:44 am

She's a pup. Nice one Ian. :wink:

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Post by mirrorboy » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:58 am

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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Post by iainblack » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:41 am

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!!!

stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:37 am

Go on, rub it in!

:lol:

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ol'red

Post by japaxes » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:40 pm

Well mr black , world domination has begun (for matching headstocks anyway)

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Post by barburny » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:45 pm

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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Post by makaze » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:08 pm

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 :cry: ).

Hoping to share some of my guitars soon now I have bought my first digital camera :oops:

stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:28 pm

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

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