Advice needed regarding exporting a guitar from the UK to the USA (CITES - Rosewood issue)

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  1. SirToastalot

    SirToastalot Needs a better rig..

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    The majority of interest in a guitar that I have for sale has come from outside of the E.U., but due to the presence of a rosewood fingerboard it has become clear that it is going to be difficult to export.

    Has anyone here in the UK had much experience\success when exporting guitars with rosewood materials overseas, to the USA in particular?
    How much of a hassle is the extra paper work, time and costs in regards to getting a CITES permit?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    eayottes SS.org Regular

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    I don't have an answer, but I encountered the same problem trying to order a (now discontinued) Strandberg Singularity 7 (Im in Canada).
     
  3. SirToastalot

    SirToastalot Needs a better rig..

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    Yeah, these things always cause a headache or two...
    Anyway, I have found help from an individual who has dealt with a very similar situation in the past. Very fortunate!
     
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    eayottes SS.org Regular

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    Would it be possible to share what you learned (or just the main points) ? Thanks in advance :)
     

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