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BY Molly
#816232
GrantB wrote:Wow, a CITES certified neck for $200?! Certification per unit is $100 (more inEU) and takes up to 2 months to process...sometimes longer.

I got the Coney Island stuff also but it was the Brazilian Walnut. It’s hard as nails and looks like a rich chocolate.

I think you got a true steal here!


Is the certificate necessary because it's a commercial transaction?

I was thinking about taking my rosewood Strat through the US and on to the UK but likely now won't. Just out of interest, if it's non-commercial is it necessary to even mention it at the border or are you obliged to regardless? I've read the guidelines but they don't say.
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BY olegmcnoleg
#816246
Molly wrote:
GrantB wrote:Wow, a CITES certified neck for $200?! Certification per unit is $100 (more inEU) and takes up to 2 months to process...sometimes longer.

I got the Coney Island stuff also but it was the Brazilian Walnut. It’s hard as nails and looks like a rich chocolate.

I think you got a true steal here!


Is the certificate necessary because it's a commercial transaction?

I was thinking about taking my rosewood Strat through the US and on to the UK but likely now won't. Just out of interest, if it's non-commercial is it necessary to even mention it at the border or are you obliged to regardless? I've read the guidelines but they don't say.


If it is travelling with you, there is no problem, it is part of your personal property, no cites needed unless it is a LOT of rosewood (say a big piece of furniture).


EDIT, I am completely wrong, and it is very dangerous to take any rosewood through customs, you run the risk of immediate confiscation. But I'll look after that guitar for you until you return. :roll:
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BY Molly
#816252
olegmcnoleg wrote:

EDIT, I am completely wrong, and it is very dangerous to take any rosewood through customs, you run the risk of immediate confiscation. But I'll look after that guitar for you until you return. :roll:


Phew! Lucky you said... It's in the mail. :-)
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BY olegmcnoleg
#816254
Molly wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:

EDIT, I am completely wrong, and it is very dangerous to take any rosewood through customs, you run the risk of immediate confiscation. But I'll look after that guitar for you until you return. :roll:


Phew! Lucky you said... It's in the mail. :-)



Excellent, I promise to look after it carefully, and to only gig with it on days ending in 'y'. Safe travels Brian!
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BY AiRdAd
#816258
twangnsnarl wrote:
GrantB wrote:I got the Coney Island stuff also but it was the Brazilian Walnut. It’s hard as nails and looks like a rich chocolate.


Any pictures? This your JM neck or something else?


Grants JM neck is now on my allparts tete
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BY bender
#816261
AiRdAd wrote:
twangnsnarl wrote:
GrantB wrote:I got the Coney Island stuff also but it was the Brazilian Walnut. It’s hard as nails and looks like a rich chocolate.


Any pictures? This your JM neck or something else?


What?! Say it ain’t so!!
Grants JM neck is now on my allparts tete
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BY GrantB
#816264
Molly wrote:
GrantB wrote:Wow, a CITES certified neck for $200?! Certification per unit is $100 (more inEU) and takes up to 2 months to process...sometimes longer.

I got the Coney Island stuff also but it was the Brazilian Walnut. It’s hard as nails and looks like a rich chocolate.

I think you got a true steal here!


Is the certificate necessary because it's a commercial transaction?

I was thinking about taking my rosewood Strat through the US and on to the UK but likely now won't. Just out of interest, if it's non-commercial is it necessary to even mention it at the border or are you obliged to regardless? I've read the guidelines but they don't say.


You must arrange CITES going into the UK. They are strict!
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BY GrantB
#816267
twangnsnarl wrote:
GrantB wrote:I got the Coney Island stuff also but it was the Brazilian Walnut. It’s hard as nails and looks like a rich chocolate.


Any pictures? This your JM neck or something else?

Tele custom neck.

Danny, you’ve broken the tone seal on the JM!!!
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BY AiRdAd
#816268
bender wrote:
AiRdAd wrote:
twangnsnarl wrote:
Any pictures? This your JM neck or something else?


What?! Say it ain’t so!!
Grants JM neck is now on my allparts tete


I've got a really nice 1985 Fender Squier Strat neck that has been scolloped. I'm going to put that one. It's got a little bit of relic-ing on the headstock so looks really good - really finishes the Jazzmaster off. Feels fantasic too, takes it a step up.
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BY AiRdAd
#816269
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Putting in on tonight - so very excited
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BY olegmcnoleg
#816276
AiRdAd wrote:
bender wrote:
AiRdAd wrote:
What?! Say it ain’t so!!
Grants JM neck is now on my allparts tete


I've got a really nice 1985 Fender Squier Strat neck that has been scolloped. I'm going to put that one. It's got a little bit of relic-ing on the headstock so looks really good - really finishes the Jazzmaster off. Feels fantasic too, takes it a step up.
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Sensitive choice there. But I have to say I'm a little disappointed that you aren't going to convert it to a 7 string. If you do decide to go that route, I'd suggest also installing a Floyd. And hit me up for some EMGs as well.
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BY olegmcnoleg
#816278
AiRdAd wrote:I probably wouldn't go a floyd on this one, now that I've put a floyd on my 335, but this bigsby conversion kit looks like a good idea.

http://www.vibramate.com/vibramate-v5-jam-install.php


Nice, I'm considering fitting a bigsby to my Strat! But I think a Kahler would capture the essential JM vibe better. On a JM, you really need a trem that requires routing, as there's far too much wood otherwise to deaden the tone.

Would love to see photos of that 335--it must look really classy. :moresarc:
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BY WellyBlues
#816286
olegmcnoleg wrote:
AiRdAd wrote:
bender wrote:


I've got a really nice 1985 Fender Squier Strat neck that has been scolloped. I'm going to put that one. It's got a little bit of relic-ing on the headstock so looks really good - really finishes the Jazzmaster off. Feels fantasic too, takes it a step up.
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Sensitive choice there. But I have to say I'm a little disappointed that you aren't going to convert it to a 7 string. If you do decide to go that route, I'd suggest also installing a Floyd. And hit me up for some EMGs as well.


You'll need to redo the headstock though. Single Coil will sort you out.