CITES Appendix II

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  1. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    I don’t think it’s ill-willed - within the US you can (well, could) buy tonnes of Braz that’s come from reclaimed sources - recycled furniture is one example, where it’s all come in pre-1992 before papers were required - they upcycle that stuff into guitars but have no CITES passports due to the age of the wood.

    Where they do import stump wood from Brazil it include papers, so that stuff gets reserved for the export market.

    Basically, it is a “big thing” in that if the wood doesn’t have the papers from the beginning it never can.
     
  2. Guitarsan

    Guitarsan "I floor it. That’s technical talk." SRV

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    Well, never said it was ill-willed, but you make a good point.
     
  3. JoaoPinheiro

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    Thanks for the clear answer. Mine has no indication that it was built for the USA only, but it also has no papers. I guess I can still travel with it inside Europe, but I can't send it to PTC for any fixes or changes. This is seriously frustrating. :/
     
  4. Whitecat

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    You’ll wanna be careful even doing that. German Customs recently seized and destroyed a Modern Eagle I that was shipped from the UK. When it comes to CITES Appendix I, even the EU customs union isn’t necessarily going to help.
     
  5. JoaoPinheiro

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    Seriously?! That's absolutely ridiculous. Was some article posted about that somewhere?
     
  6. Whitecat

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    Someone told me Dave Burrluck wrote about it somewhere... can’t find a link, may be only in print at the moment. I’ll see if someone in the know can find a better source...
     
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  7. JoaoPinheiro

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    Thank you!
     
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    Sorry if it’s already been mentioned in the thread, I believe even Carlos Santana has guitars made from East Indian Rosewood for the European parts of his tours. I assume to prevent any instrument with BRW being seized.
     
  10. coolmo

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    greetings everyone,
    new to the forum here: could this CITES limitation be the reason why in Italy we are experiencing delivery dates for Custom SE models being constantly delayed?
    May this be due to the Italian distributor or the CITES ban on RW wood species is confusing or EU customs/import officers?
    These delays are not rendering justice to the quality and appreciation of PRS guits (yes, even the cheaper models, rock exceptionally), I know folks who had swtiched to other brands because of these delays and I am considering switchin myself too (being 2 months wait now!)

    best regards,

    Mo
    Italy
     

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