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    Pioneer Of The SCF juka's Avatar
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    My SCT IRW returns to its place of birth for some serious make-over

    This is pretty exciting, because shipping a guitar back over the big pond is not only really expensive but also really complicated.



    Thanks to Shawn and Dave for all their support so far!

    I will be glad to share any pic Shawn sends me while it's at the PTC. Hint, hint ;-)

    This really is a dream come true even if this means that my other dream (=visting the PRS Experience) will be postponed for quite some time due to financial reasons :-(

    @Shawn: Thanks for your patience and support and please send as many pictures from the work in progress as you can without neglecting your other duties.

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    Can't wait to see what's in store for this one!

    Are you getting the rosewood treatment of extreme awesomeness while she's there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Can't wait to see what's in store for this one!

    Are you getting the rosewood treatment of extreme awesomeness while she's there?
    Yep and I can't wait to feel the result

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    Your guitar is in the best hands....Shawn and the guys will return it better than it was!!
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    We'll take good care of her Juka

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    Can't wait to hear your review of the treatment.
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    Looking forward to seeing the results!

    The cost of shipping is the only thing stopping me sending my guitar in for a re-fret. Justifiable for a US PRS though - and that one looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    Looking forward to seeing the results!

    The cost of shipping is the only thing stopping me sending my guitar in for a re-fret. Justifiable for a US PRS though - and that one looks great!
    The 3D-Effect on this 10top is really unbelieveable, the pics don't do it justice.

    Will keep you updated. If everything goes well, the guitar will be back in approx. 3 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    We'll take good care of her Juka
    Yes, I know.
    And that's why I strongly believe that despite the costs, the risks and the hassles of shipping my guitar around half of the globe, it will be worth every penny.

    I would have preferred to hand over my guitar to you in person and get to know the whole PTC-Team f2f, but maybe someday I will make it over to the Experience.

    Please send me lots of pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juka View Post
    The 3D-Effect on this 10top is really unbelieveable, the pics don't do it justice.

    Will keep you updated. If everything goes well, the guitar will be back in approx. 3 weeks.
    3 weeks is a good turn around considering how far it has to travel. I looked into how much to send a guitar. I knew it'd be expensive and I wasn't wrong!
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    I'm so frustrated! Shipment was scheduled for today, but Fedex refused to accept the shipment due to allegedly missing paperwork, which I cannot provide as a private person!? I'm at a loss ;-(

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    Sorry to hear this Juka, hope you manage to get it sorted!
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    Juka,
    I'm loving the color of your PRS SCT! Is it Amber? It's gorgeous! I hope Shawn takes pix too! Good luck with everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    Juka,
    I'm loving the color of your PRS SCT! Is it Amber? It's gorgeous! I hope Shawn takes pix too! Good luck with everything.
    The color is called McCarty Tobacco Sunburst. It's more yellow than amber and gives the top an incredible 3D effect.

    Still haven't found a way to ship it to the US, but definitively will avoid Fedex after this experience!

    Maybe someone from Europe, who successfully shipped his guitar to the PTC, could share his experience.
    Last edited by juka; 05-11-2013 at 02:14 PM.

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    Shipping guitars to the US has become incredibly difficult, but finally she is on her way!
    Please all keep your fingers crossed that from now on everything goes smoothly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juka View Post
    Shipping guitars to the US has become incredibly difficult, but finally she is on her way!
    Please all keep your fingers crossed that from now on everything goes smoothly.
    Glad to hear it! Keep us posted on the progress...

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    Quote Originally Posted by juka View Post
    Shipping guitars to the US has become incredibly difficult, but finally she is on her way!
    Please all keep your fingers crossed that from now on everything goes smoothly.
    Pleased it's on it's way for some special care. Would you mind sharing details of cost and what you had to do? It would be useful for others over 'here' who might want to do the same thing.

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    Still waiting for a feedback from Dave or Shawn, but my guitar should have arrived at the factory today :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardJ View Post
    Pleased it's on it's way for some special care. Would you mind sharing details of cost and what you had to do? It would be useful for others over 'here' who might want to do the same thing.
    I can't tell you much about the costs until I have seen the final invoice. As said before it won't be cheap but should be worth every penny ;-)

    The only advice I can give is, if you live in the EU and think about sending your guitar to the PTC, grab your guitar and visit a customs office (specialized on export) beforehand. With a little luck you will find a customs officer, who is knowledgable enough and willing to help, because there doesn't seem to be an easy way anymore.

    I don't know how big the demand is, but maybe PRS should think about a European branch for the PTC

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    So it finally arrived at the factory today. :-)

    Don't know what the hell took Fedex so long, as it was planned for delivery on May 30th.

    As it took me over a month to get my guitar over the pond I hope Shawn can still remember my order ;-)

    ... and sends lots of pictures of the work in progress!

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    Shawn is the man!! He will take great care of you, I know first hand, took phenomenal care of my Tremonti!! Glad to hear its in the hands of the PTC and made it safely over!! Trust me...it will be home before you know it!
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