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    Quote Originally Posted by Specteur View Post
    Wow.. I didn't know I needed all that.. Sure hope I don't get stop at the border going back..
    Truth to tell we've had reports of very lax enforcement but the risk of having an instrument seized due to containing rosewood is real.
    You could probably get away with the personal carry exemption but I just wanted to introduce you to the issue so you can make your own decision and have an idea of what traveling musicians might have to deal with at any border. Getting something that proves what and/or when your guitar was made should help validate your personal exemption to carry up to 20lbs of rosewood with you across a border.
    Just focus on finding out if your country has an equivalent to an instrument certificate or personal exemption as described in that link:

    "Under CITES, the term “personal or household effects” means specimens that are personally owned and legally acquired, and worn, carried, or included in personal baggage or are part of a household move. Generally speaking, items that meet this definition are exempt from CITES requirements. However, not all CITES Parties implement the personal effects exemption or implement it similarly, so please be sure to check with the relevant CITES Authorities to determine if your item qualifies for the exemption. "
    Al
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    Thanks a lot for this info..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specteur View Post
    Thanks a lot for this info..
    It's what we do 'round here!

    PS I'm thinking the most likely parts for rosewood would be the fretboard (and bridge if you go acoustic), but ebony's at risk as well.
    True Mahogany neck is also CITES listed now.
    But there's a definite trend among makers to use unlisted woods wherever possible now and if you're buying "new" this might help.
    Last edited by adorshki; 05-09-2018 at 12:52 AM.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    Well I did assume travel was by airplane...

    But I might offer the suggestion that this is not yet a problem to be solved by buying a new bass. I found that my idea of what was a good bass for me changed significantly during my first year of playing. My budget did not allow me to risk upgrading to or adding the wrong instrument. So I focused on the amp as the travel problem :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.
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    Frono: You are correct----again.

    '67 Starfire I Bass (Cherry)
    '71 JS II Bass (Walnut)
    '82 B-50 Acoustic Bass (Natural)
    '87 Pilot (Black)
    '13 Newark Street Starfire Bass (Cherry)
    '16 Betts Bass "Walnut Bottom"

    LMG I, II, III

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    Thanks all..

    Decided to go the Tascam GB-10 way with good headphones..

    Did try a Fender acoustic Bass and loved it.. Had to ran out of the the store before buying it.. Had a hard time finding arguments to explain to my wife how I was now owning two Bass and a B-40 when 2 weeks ago I couldn't even play a note... 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specteur View Post
    Had a hard time finding arguments to explain to my wife how I was now owning two Bass and a B-40 when 2 weeks ago I couldn't even play a note... ��
    Oh you'll fit right in here, don't worry.
    There IS a Guild in you future, it's just about inevitable.
    And then another..and another..because no 2 are alike....
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    I know.. Already doing some window shopping and reading on every brand..

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