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Thread: Questions about shipping a PRS from Canada to the US???

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    Senior Member andy474x's Avatar
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    Questions about shipping a PRS from Canada to the US???

    I'm seriously considering buying a guitar from a Canadian seller, but I don't know what to expect in terms of customs processing fees and wood restrictions coming back into the US. Has anyone done this? I have no idea what to expect with customs fees. As far as the woods, I know PRS is generally very good about making sure their woods are legally obtained and ok for import, and this guitar is pretty run-of-the-mill, mahogany and rosewood and as far as I know, no rare types of those woods or anything.
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    US manufactured Guitar coming back into the US... Can't see it being an issue at all

    I know one Canadian dealer that I bet sells as many guitars to USA Customers as Canadian's - never heard of any issues. Gotta love the "North American Free Trade Agreement"
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    As long as it is Shipped FedEx overnight, you have nothing to worry about as far as customs. The machine moves to fast for the fed.

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    If the guitar contains sea shells (e.g. inlays) then you might need an inspection.

    Best bet, tell the dealer you want a door to door price, that way they are responsible for getting the guitar from them to you, and pay all the associated insurance/shipping/customs/quarantine etc fees.

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    Senior Member geese_com's Avatar
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    I bought a PRS from a person in Canada. I remember having to fill out some custom forms, mostly due to the value of the instrument.

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    I haven't had an issue..except for the currency exchange fee on my CC. Which I knew about. Brent is awesome if that's who you are dealing with.

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    I bought a PRS MEQ from the US, it was overnight and I only got dinged for 5% GST, which I would normally pay.
    Not sure how it works the other way around.

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