Buying from Japan via Reverb.com?

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Conway wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:41 am
It's white on the back.
Molly wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:49 am
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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Kris wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:48 am
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.
Not just Japan, most manufacturers aren't including cases anymore. Even the fender USA professional line comes with a gig bag. Guitar shops make money from cases sold at purchase, and I've a hunch case manufacturers are owned by the same corporates that own the guitar company, not to mention most guys I know have a few for their entire collection, not one for every instrument.

Less wastage, less production cost, less shipping cost, less storage space required, same retail price, more profit.

If shipping overseas though I'd have thunk ishibashi could have found a polystyrene surround and old shipping box somewhere.

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Molly wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:49 am
22 frets... :-( No good can come of a 22nd fret. ;-)

Got my heart set on a vintage spec jobbie. Surprisingly hard to come by.
I got a 2019 MIJ 60s Telectaster Custom that is a great guitar - super light and resonant. Looks like this

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I was lucky I had a friend travelling to Tokyo last year, he brought it back with him.
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blackstratblues wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:22 pm
Molly wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:49 am
22 frets... :-( No good can come of a 22nd fret. ;-)

Got my heart set on a vintage spec jobbie. Surprisingly hard to come by.
I got a 2019 MIJ 60s Telectaster Custom that is a great guitar - super light and resonant. Looks like this

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I was lucky I had a friend travelling to Tokyo last year, he brought it back with him.
Just the ticket! Dibs if you tire of it. :-)

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Molly wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:19 pm

Just the ticket! Dibs if you tire of it. :-)
It’s a keeper, I upgraded the pickups to Suhrs and it’s scratching the Tele itch nicely.

If you want one, here you go:

https://reverb.com/item/34564264-2018-f ... kups-tl62b
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I'm currently in Japan. You can buy them directly from ishibashi and should be able to save a bit of cost. If you send me a direct mail, I can give you the direct contact.
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JohnG wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:35 am
I bought a Washburn N4 Authentic from them direct. Dealt with Jason...He is awesome.
Jason left Ishibashi some time ago.

Ishibashi went through a period recently where they stopped shipping to NZ/AU because of the CITES complications. Not sure if they have readdressed the situation since the CITES issues resolved themselves (somewhat).
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Molly wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:49 am
22 frets... :-( No good can come of a 22nd fret. ;-)

Got my heart set on a vintage spec jobbie. Surprisingly hard to come by.
Sent you an email.
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Wondering if my jobbies might be worth something in a few years...

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jeremyb wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:49 pm
Wondering if my jobbies might be worth something in a few years...
No more than usual cost, until you're dead.
you JUST KNOW some Tory wanker has thought of this idea already. Probably getting the inspiration whilst fucking a dead pig.

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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.
Actually the hedra I ordered from the U.S did get stuck there for 10 days. Seems like a case by case thing maybe

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