You will have to jump a few hoops when buying guitars from Europe. Be prepared for the delayed by US Customs for a few days. You will receive emails or phone calls from your shipper (UPS or FedEx) regarding the designation of power of attorney for the shipper to work as your broker. You might also have to deal with CITES & Lacey documents if the guitar contains rosewood. In short, it'll take at least a week for the guitar to reach you even with express shipping. Siccas packs the guitar very well, so don't worry too much.florestan wrote: ↑Fri May 05, 2017 3:18 amI'm glad to hear it Peter. I've never dealt with Siccas, nor do I personally know of anyone who has. The post was just an attempt to reach out to others who have worked with them, perhaps giving me a sense of what to expect. Or perhaps hear from a member who knows why they have been closed and for how much longer they may be closed yet.
I live in Florida and we have had a cooler, drier patch of weather this week (relatively speaking). At the beginning of the week I had really hoped to have it shipped within this window. As we inch toward summer, I worry about the guitar getting exposed to too much humidity and heat as it finds its way here. That is probably the primary source of concern for me.
That was a good read.florestan wrote: ↑Fri May 05, 2017 2:13 pmNot the kind that involves making bets on behalf of shady characters (though that would likely afford me some lovely guitars). More the kind that involves making artist books using a variety of binding techniques and book structures. So, yeah, though different, nearly as dangerous and exciting. Let's just say, I've never had to threaten to break anyones legs in the process of my work; and perhaps more importantly (from my perspective at least) have not had my own legs threatened in the making of said books.