I posted this under 'member announcements' some time ago and go zero responses, so I am trying again here.
If you are living in the RSA, then please comment on this post.
We face some sourcing challenges in South Africa and it would be nice to be able to share information. For instance, I can't find any local dealer that stocks the Cordoba Luthier series of guitars. I have also had problems trying to source bone nuts and saddles locally, and even the MusicNomad range of guitar cleaners and polishes is hard to come by. Our Rand is so weak against the dollar that buying from Amazon or Instrument dealers is very pricey and the shipping costs are outrageous.
I am in the process of setting up a website for South African CG enthusiasts with articles, videos, and a few selected new guitars and strings for sale. I would really like to be able to gauge the level of interest.