superheavydeathmetal wrote:Joe de V wrote:I suspect that this CY140 would have cost new close to the highest priced Pavan.
If the Yari CY140 is in good overarll condition I would go for it.
They are priced closely, yes.
My only hesitation now is that the CY140 is in Costa Rica, and I am not sure how these new CITES regulations on Rosewood will complicate the sale.
Well You did not indicate in your original blog that this instrument is located in Costa Rica. I would reconsider the possibilities of purchasing from a location outside the USA for several reasons. One of which is the CITES regulations on Rosewood will bring more problems in the transaction and the issue of getting your "advanced payment" back if the transaction is not completed. Good Luck