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post Jul 12 2009, 05:15 PM
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does anyone know how much it costs to ship a guitar from USA to Germany??


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post Jul 12 2009, 05:18 PM
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id give it $100-150


what are you trying to ship?


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post Jul 12 2009, 05:30 PM
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my guitar...
because I can't take it as handluggage on the plane and if I take it as extra luggage it will cost 150$


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post Jul 12 2009, 05:37 PM
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oh man good luck with that!


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post Jul 12 2009, 11:35 PM
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Depends on the weight of the package and service used I guess. I've used DHL for my shipments most of the time, they do a great job, package arrives fast, it is a bit pricey but it's worth it specially with some important stuff.

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post Jul 13 2009, 06:50 PM
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hmmm I would take it as an extra luggage...I guess its a better option then shipping since there can be some import taxes etc and if you take a guitar with you on a plane you can sort it out on the spot and possibly not pay anything.


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post Jul 13 2009, 07:01 PM
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But another important fact to consider:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YGc4zOqozo
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post Jul 14 2009, 12:27 AM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Jul 13 2009, 07:01 PM) *
But another important fact to consider:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YGc4zOqozo


nice song man smile.gif cool lyrics

Did this really happen or he just made a song for fun?


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post Jul 14 2009, 02:11 PM
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Remember to soften the strings before air shipping, not doing it may break the neck. If it is a bolt-on guitar take the neck of so shipping is cheaper. And of course it should be sent as extra lughage to avoid a lot of taxes. Good luck!


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post Jul 14 2009, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE (Gerardo Siere @ Jul 14 2009, 03:11 PM) *
Remember to soften the strings before air shipping, not doing it may break the neck. If it is a bolt-on guitar take the neck of so shipping is cheaper. And of course it should be sent as extra lughage to avoid a lot of taxes. Good luck!



is it safe to take the neck of??
I'm a bit worried that I will ruin the guitar if I do that...


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Watch out for customs tax and VAT.
The difficulty for the customs staff is to know if you bought it in the US or shipped it back and forth. They are used to anonymous packages (i.e no guitarshop brand on the parcel), packages marked "value less than 20 USD" and explanations such as "no it's my old guitar, VAT is already payed in my home country".

Perhaps adding the original reciept with the documents showing the serial number could work as proof enough.


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post Jul 14 2009, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jul 13 2009, 07:27 PM) *
Did this really happen or he just made a song for fun?


Yeah, it did. They did a spot on him on CBS Sunday Morning this week.


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post Jul 14 2009, 08:38 PM
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QUOTE (helo92 @ Jul 14 2009, 02:07 PM) *
is it safe to take the neck of??
I'm a bit worried that I will ruin the guitar if I do that...


If the thrus rod is ok and the neck it self is ok it should be ok.
You can ask a repairman, I got a bass from USA and got it sent with the neck of and it works fine.
But don´t forget to lossen the strings, the reaction to very-low and then hight temperatures are vey different from metal and wood.


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