1. General information about posting Sales ads here:
Before posting a sales ad, please ensure you have read all the conditions and instructions in the red section at the top of the page, including the required format for both title and ad text. Ads may be removed if this is ignored.
The standard title format makes it easier to see essential information at a glance, and is designed to allow sorting by country and, within that, by price. To sort ads in this way, use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page, accessed via the button to the right of the New Topic button and which displays the caption "Display and sorting options" if you hover the mouse cursor over it. Click on the button and choose Sort by: Subject, and Direction: Ascending, then click on Go.
Members can edit their own posts for 21 days after posting. After that, if you need to edit your ad, any moderator will be happy to do it for you. You can PM a moderator, but an easier way is to just click on the Report button (which looks like "!") on your ad, describe the required changes in the large edit box, and click on Submit. This displays the request to all moderators, and whoever sees it first will make the changes.
When you have sold a guitar, please report it to the moderators so that the ad can be archived. The best way to do this is with the Report button, as above. Don't rely on moderators seeing a request posted on the thread, as we don't always read every post.
Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), unless you have a permit, it is illegal to sell, or even to advertise guitars for sale under certain circumstances if they contain Brazilian rosewood (and other rosewoods, to a lesser extent). Mostly this applies to sales across borders, but in some instances local sales are included too, depending on the country. Sweden and Germany have been mentioned in particular by members in this respect. And apparently in some cases if you advertise a sale without the required permit and are caught out, you will never be allowed to sell the guitar again, even legitimately.
So please make sure you are not breaking the law in your country when thinking of advertising or buying a guitar here.
There is a discussion and further information in this topic. (In particular see this post).
I will also list useful links here as they are suggested to me:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ ... 31997R0338
(UK guidance, including useful links and permit application instructions)
Also, on the above page, just after the intro section under "CITES news", click on the link under "New CITES controls - Rosewood and Palisander guidance" for the European Commission's very useful guidance document on the subject.
(I won't give the actual link here, because of the forum rules on deep links to pdfs).
https://www.jordbruksverket.se/amnesomr ... 1ee75.html
(Details for Sweden, from the body dealing with CITES and permits there.)
If you have any useful links relating to other countries, let me have them and I'll add them to the list.