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merciful-evans

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It may be I have not been keeping up lately, but I was surprised to find cheaper Gibsons at stores close to me a good deal less than I anticipated.

 

SG Fusion at £449 and LP & SG Faded at £549.

SG Special and LP Tribute at £599.

Even SG Standards at £899.

 

These are pretty much all 2017 T models. Got to encourage some sales surely.

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Did you see this thread in the LP section?

 

http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/136762-import-from-uk-to-usa/

 

A guy from the US found cheaper reissue models in the UK than in the US.. Weird...

 

Even though I think (am not 100% sure) that this is because of a failed experiment by Andertons who got some custom models made specially for them and it seems no one was that interested? (so they are a good price at the mo for anyone wanting a re-issue type model).

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I remembered this thread when I was looking for a 12 string acoustic this past weekend. I found a limited edition hummingbird (40 made) at Peaches in the UK for more than a thousand US dollars less then any available in the US (yes I did the conversion from pounds). I figured it was because the Sterling took a hit after Brexit. The prices are indeed good now in the UK. They also had very decent shipping prices to the US so I grabbed it.

 

Got an email today telling me that because it has a rosewood neck that they have to apply for an export license to ship it back to the US. THEN, after 3 weeks to 1 month, I'll have to file for a permit to import it here with the US customs agency. I need it 3 weeks from now. Damn, disappointing to say the least.

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I remembered this thread when I was looking for a 12 string acoustic this past weekend. I found a limited edition hummingbird (40 made) at Peaches in the UK for more than a thousand US dollars less then any available in the US (yes I did the conversion from pounds). I figured it was because the Sterling took a hit after Brexit. The prices are indeed good now in the UK. They also had very decent shipping prices to the US so I grabbed it.

 

Got an email today telling me that because it has a rosewood neck that they have to apply for an export license to ship it back to the US. THEN, after 3 weeks to 1 month, I'll have to file for a permit to import it here with the US customs agency. I need it 3 weeks from now. Damn, disappointing to say the least.

 

CITES strikes. It seems silly and indiscriminately targeted as its just 'coming home' again.

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CITES strikes. It seems silly and indiscriminately targeted as its just 'coming home' again.

 

I'm typically not a conspiracy sort of guy but it seems that it is a way for American Game and fish commission to make some money. I looked on their site and they charge $100 nonrefundable processing fee just to consider it. Infuriating.

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http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=PX170409309724004

I've just seen this. It looks a good price.

A question. The aluminium cases that come with new Les Paul's. What are they worth? I've seen a new one I like the look of, but I dont like those cases. What would it sell for?

 

£400 - £500

http://www.andertons.co.uk/p/CASEHPSGAL1/hard-cases/gibson-usa-hp-sg-aluminum-case?LGWCODE=CASEHPSGAL1;56375;6335&gclid=COCEoa3m29MCFUO3Gwod59QDbA

 

That used 2015 DC may come with a gold case

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I have one. They look odd, but offer good protection.

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I look at prices daily and there are some great deals on Gibsons.

http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=150817288845002-371295

Look at this. A HP too.

I'd been looking at this http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=170125306707008, but I could get the HP and put a Bigsby on it for less

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I look at prices daily and there are some great deals on Gibsons.

http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=150817288845002-371295

Look at this. A HP too.

I'd been looking at this http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=170125306707008, but I could get the HP and put a Bigsby on it for less

Wow that's probably the cheapest new LP standard I've seen

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