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Buying from Japan via Reverb.com?

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Greetings Guitary-people,

I am interested in some kit that I found on Reverb.com at a store in Japan called ISHIBASHI MUSIC. Does anyone have experience is buying from music shops in Japan and shipping to NZ via the Reverb method (or direct)?
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I've bought from them through Reverb. No problems.

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I bought a Washburn N4 Authentic from them direct. Dealt with Jason...He is awesome.

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Timely thread for me. I'm after a double-bound Tele and it's looking like I might have to source it from overseas.

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I’ve bought multiple things from Japan. Have had same week shipping. Faster than buying from NZ sometimes!

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Molly wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:52 am
Timely thread for me. I'm after a double-bound Tele and it's looking like I might have to source it from overseas.
62 reissue in sunburst, double bound, would be sweeeeeeet!

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Just keep in mind nothing is moving fast from Japan right now. I have three orders from USA stuck in Japan. There’s probably a 2-3 month wait I’m told.
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GrantB wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:03 am
Just keep in mind nothing is moving fast from Japan right now. I have three orders from USA stuck in Japan. There’s probably a 2-3 month wait I’m told.
Thanks Grant. Maybe now's not the best time to be buying then.

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Ishibashi is a very renowned shop. They've been in business for years. I know a lot of guys over at the Mylespaul forum have shopped there over the past decade without incident.

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GrantB wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:03 am
Just keep in mind nothing is moving fast from Japan right now. I have three orders from USA stuck in Japan. There’s probably a 2-3 month wait I’m told.
I've had a couple of guitars come from the US via Japan and they got through there without delay. Major delays inside the US right now though - 3 guitars currently in transit for several weeks, not near an international airport yet...
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Conway wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:22 am
GrantB wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:03 am
Just keep in mind nothing is moving fast from Japan right now. I have three orders from USA stuck in Japan. There’s probably a 2-3 month wait I’m told.
I've had a couple of guitars come from the US via Japan and they got through there without delay. Major delays inside the US right now though - 3 guitars currently in transit for several weeks, not near an intenational airport yet...
Any of them double-bound Teles???

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Molly wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:27 am
Conway wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:22 am
GrantB wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:03 am
Just keep in mind nothing is moving fast from Japan right now. I have three orders from USA stuck in Japan. There’s probably a 2-3 month wait I’m told.
I've had a couple of guitars come from the US via Japan and they got through there without delay. Major delays inside the US right now though - 3 guitars currently in transit for several weeks, not near an intenational airport yet...
Any of them double-bound Teles???
LOL. Not quite... but one is a single-bound Tele Thinline. Limited Edition 2 tone.

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It's white on the back.

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Post by Kris »

i bought a fernandes ravelle from ishibashi-got damaged just enough to be annoying (binding on body broken and missing) they were pretty good to deal with but getting it fixed wasnt worth the hassle in the end.Made me wary of stuff that doesnt have a case ex japan ,as mostly they are in gig bags.

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22 frets... :-( No good can come of a 22nd fret. ;-)

Got my heart set on a vintage spec jobbie. Surprisingly hard to come by.

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