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Srv Strat cost in the US

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by rchris, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. h4ck.b0x7

    h4ck.b0x7 Strat-Talker

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    Jan 13, 2012
    Detroit, MI
    Everybody keeps talking about using a VPN. That certainly works. However, in the case of Guitar Center why don't you just change the site locale? At the bottom of the page on the right side it says change country....click it. It also allows you to change the displayed currency.

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  2. Neil.C

    Neil.C Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    Is the right answer. :thumb:

    When you add on US sales tax the cost would be around the same and saves all the bother and pitfalls of importing from abroad.
     

  3. weavert

    weavert Strat-Talker

    212
    Aug 28, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Does the UK have issues with the whole Rosewood thing that's caused Fender to use a different wood for fretboard?
     

  4. Inverness

    Inverness Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 24, 2013
    Salt Lake City
    SRV is pau ferro, so not an issue in this case.
     
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  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Yes.
     

  6. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    That's fine if the Customs folk know the difference. Customs folk are money people, not wood people.
     
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  7. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Exactly. The chances are great that whoever brings the guitar into the UK will be stopped & may well be charged. It's called smuggling, it's a criminal offence. And they will have to pay the level of tax & excise duty that Customs & Excise decide is appropriate - they have wide discretion.

    It would be a very unwise thing to do.
     
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  8. Neil.C

    Neil.C Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England

    It's a world wide issue, to do with CITES.

    It's fine buying and selling stuff at home but when you export/import rosewood you'd better have the correct documentation.

    Probably the reason Fender have gone to Pau ferro.
     
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  9. Count Glockula®

    Count Glockula® Strat-Talker

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    Fenderland, CA
    The SRV strat is such a beautiful guitar. Long live the legend SRV!
     

  10. creeseyspoon1

    creeseyspoon1 Strat-Talk Member

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    Sep 3, 2016
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    I'd go grab that one in Salisbury that I nearly bought. No issues with getting into the country and I don't think you'll see it' cheaper anywhere else
     
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  11. Neil.C

    Neil.C Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England

    I think a serious buyer would.
     

  12. weavert

    weavert Strat-Talker

    212
    Aug 28, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks everyone. I knew there was a global reference to it, but couldn't recall what it was.

    I also didn't know that the SRV was Pau Ferro. I always thought it was rosewood.
     

  13. eco7077

    eco7077 Strat-O-Master

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    Apr 30, 2013
    NYC

    there is a musician's act.
    If you border the plane first there is nothing they can do if you bring an instrument.
    As long as there is space when you board, they have to let you keep your instrument with you.

    When I fly with my guitar I choose JB and buy tickets in the first or second row.
     

  14. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    So why did B.B. King buy a seat for Lucille?
     
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  15. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    The musicians act is a very recent development. In B.B.'s day there was no such thing.
     
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  16. eco7077

    eco7077 Strat-O-Master

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    Apr 30, 2013
    NYC
    Because before they did not have the musicians act.
    Google it, it is very cool for us!
     

  17. Neil.C

    Neil.C Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England

    There is only so much cupboard space available so I have highlighted your caveat, "as long as there is space when you board".

    If the space is taken, and lets face it other people want to use the overhead etc (somebody may want to stow their gigantic stuffed donkey ;)), into the hold it goes.
     

  18. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Yes, I had understood (from reading comments on here) that it is a well intentioned piece of legislation with far too many loopholes.
     

  19. eco7077

    eco7077 Strat-O-Master

    667
    Apr 30, 2013
    NYC
    And I also said I fly Jetblue and buy the 1st row seats. So you enter the plane first and use the space and no one else can remove your guitar.
     

  20. Neil.C

    Neil.C Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England

    Never heard of Jet Blue so I googled them.

    Only seems to operate in the Americas so no use to the majority of folk unfortunately.
     
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