Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

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Re: UPDATE! Guitar stuck in customs...

Post by HNLim » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:41 pm

Hope it's worth all those adventures you went through.
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Re: UPDATE! Guitar stuck in customs...

Post by rinneby » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:38 pm

HNLim wrote:Hope it's worth all those adventures you went through.
Yes... :)

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
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Re: UPDATE! Guitar stuck in customs...

Post by Kent » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:51 pm

As my friends in Germany say.." I am waiting with slotted knees!" :cafe:

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by rinneby » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:44 am

Almost four weeks later... Finally safe at home! The guitar was excellent packaged and the overall condition was much better than I dared to hope for. The Kono is taking a nap right now (Jet lag) and will be tuned up in a couple of hours... :D

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1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1972 - Yamaha GC3D
1973 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.80
1982 - Masaru Kohno Professional

You are the instrument, not the guitar

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by petermc61 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:59 am

Jon

Glad to hear it finally made it to you. Please do update us with your thoughts on it in due course.

Regards
Peter

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by rinneby » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:18 am

petermc61 wrote:Jon

Glad to hear it finally made it to you. Please do update us with your thoughts on it in due course.

Regards
Peter
Thanks Peter, I'm very relieved, to put it mildly :) I can "feel" just by taking the guitar in my hands that it will sound amazing. I'll get back soon with a little review!

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1972 - Yamaha GC3D
1973 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.80
1982 - Masaru Kohno Professional

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by Paul Janssen » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:36 pm

Jon, I'm very pleased for you that this ended well. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the guitar once it gets over its jet lag.

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by souldier » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:03 pm

Glad it made it to you safely. 1 month of waiting for a guitar in transit is pretty excruciating. I love the vintage look of your guitar and it must be special playing a guitar that is 50 years old.
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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by rojarosguitar » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:14 pm

:bravo: Glad all ended well after some shaky moments!
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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by rinneby » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:22 pm

As promised, you can now read my review of this guitar over at:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=56508&p=1165529#p1165529

/Jon
1965 - Masaru Kono No.5
1972 - Yamaha GC3D
1973 - Ryoji Matsuoka No.80
1982 - Masaru Kohno Professional

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by Leo Apray » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:56 pm

Congratulation on your new Kono. It looks really nice.

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by Frousse » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:31 pm

Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by Frousse » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:32 pm

Great news! It looks great! Enjoy!

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by drmlyung » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:49 pm

I am glad to hear all is good and well with your Kohno.

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Re: Guitar stuck in customs... A happy ending

Post by Jack Douglas » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:19 pm

Congratulations! There's nothing like getting to know a new guitar! I'm so glad it made the trip in perfect condition and after a month's worth of waiting it's now in your hands!
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