Rosewood bans..

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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by slowlearner » 28 Jan 2017, 19:43

Yes, it still applies to used basses. People have had older guitars with banned timbers seized and destroyed. Mostly with no warning too. It's all been pretty hamfisted. :(
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by onehandclapping » 29 Jan 2017, 09:50

I guess most touring acts from overseas will have to be careful what they bring for a gig,I suppose Sir Paul might have to resurrect the Ricky or get the roadies to get the paperwork in order
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by NotTheFish » 29 Jan 2017, 11:18

If Macca can get away with taking half a pound of dope into Japan (that had a zero tolerance policy in place) I reckon he should be right getting his Hofner out here :-)

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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by aphekgreg » 29 Jan 2017, 11:30

slowlearner wrote:Yes, it still applies to used basses. People have had older guitars with banned timbers seized and destroyed. Mostly with no warning too. It's all been pretty hamfisted. :(
Man that's a frightening thought. Considering customs sent my old Steinberger to quarantine for a week when I bought that, I wouldn't trust them to know what they're doing.
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by slowlearner » 29 Jan 2017, 11:41

In the US is was USPS sending them directly to CITES after the seller had shipped them. No warning, just BAM! And they never saw their guitar again. No refunds, no nothing. :(
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by Classic5 » 29 Jan 2017, 12:25

I've not heard about this prior to reading here on the forum. Great source of information as usual :thumbup:
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by MrMow » 29 Jan 2017, 13:22

Apparently if you are travelling overseas with an instrument and it is your own personal instrument its ok.
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by aphekgreg » 29 Jan 2017, 14:00

The thing I really don't get with this, is what's the point confiscating timber that's already made into an instrument? I guess they're trying to cut usage and demand for all of it, but I thought there had been measures in place for years to stop the import/export of prohibited timbers and that manufacturers already needed certified woods? If anything, destroying existing pieces, will just make the others even more valuable.
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by onehandclapping » 29 Jan 2017, 16:17

MrMow wrote:Apparently if you are travelling overseas with an instrument and it is your own personal instrument its ok.
I have been looking at this for a few years and that is not my understanding,be nice if you are correct.
Be nice to get that in writing :)
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by dubista » 07 Feb 2017, 09:10

Hey guys,

Does anyone have more information about whether or not personal instruments with rosewood are OK to carry between countries ?
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by onehandclapping » 07 Feb 2017, 15:29

dubista wrote:Hey guys,

Does anyone have more information about whether or not personal instruments with rosewood are OK to carry between countries ?
My understanding for" Brazilian Rosewood" is no.
Other rosewood-----guess you gotta pray the customs guy is a wood expert and knows the difference
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by PilbaraBass » 07 Feb 2017, 16:00

onehandclapping wrote:
MrMow wrote:Apparently if you are travelling overseas with an instrument and it is your own personal instrument its ok.
I have been looking at this for a few years and that is not my understanding,be nice if you are correct.
Be nice to get that in writing :)
it is true... but I believe you need a "passport" for your instrument... there's info about this on the web...
If you are a working muso with any ideas of travelling with an instrument of protected timbers, it's worth looking into...
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by PilbaraBass » 07 Feb 2017, 16:02

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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by Classic5 » 07 Feb 2017, 21:11

Biggest load of bureaucratic nonsense I've ever seen. :/ :2c:

If you do travel overseas just go with the maple board. There's so many illegal items they should be confiscating, but musical instruments of all things.

FWIW....I only have one bass with a maple board......but hey, its a P bass :thumbup:
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Re: Rosewood bans..

Post by Evan » 08 Feb 2017, 06:43

I was on the phone to Australian customs yesterday about this.
He said it is fine to take instruments with rosewood in and out of Australia. You just need to declare it.
He also said the worst case scenario is that it gets confiscated to be fumigated for bora insects but you'll get it back...eventually
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