I have not bought Brazilian in sometime because of the CITES issues. Even when an instrument is legit, these days it can take months to export or import. I recently sold three instruments which had rosewood to a collector overseas. These guitars, which were over 80 years old, even without Brazilian rosewood being directly involved were a real headache, as the identification of woods were questioned. I had to provide proof that the wood was not Brazilian-- which required my paying for an expert to run tests. Had they had any Brazilian components, I would have had to supply proof of legal importation or would have been required to provide bills of sales going back to prior to the listing of Brazilian in 1992. With the listing of all species of rosewood on CITES as of January 2, 2017, even Indian rosewood has become a headache. The last two guitars that I have imported even though they had CITES certificates, these took the maker's months to obtain, and then once sent, they took about 6-10 weeks to clear customs and inspections. As a result, I am ready to swear off all rosewoods as not being worth the hassles.
James, Zavaleta's La Casa de Guitarras