Potential NGD

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  1. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    Someone overseas posted a 2007 CE 24 goldtop on reverb. Claimed to have been bought in bulk from a defuct music shop. Guitar looks brand new. Seller claims its in brand new condition. An original CE has been on my shopping list for some time. Just haven't found the right one. Could this be it??? We'll see if I run into cites and customs issues! Hoping for the best!
     
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    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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  3. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    Very cool! I say go for it. You may never have this type of opportunity again.

    Kevin
     
  4. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    No... its a gold top. There is... ANOTHER ONE????? OMG... I didn't see THAT one. But, my credit card has a limit...really ...it does. Well.... maybe :)
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nice score! Eagerly awaiting how the shipping/CITES works out! Hope it isn't much of a hassle!
     
  7. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    These guys generally know better not to disclose rosewood, but its a guitar that was made here and being returned here. So, I'd have to think I'd be in the clear on that.
     
  8. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    Regarding Duty, yes. When I bought a PRS guitar from the UK, I told them to specifically write on the shipping documentation that it was a guitar originally built in the USA and being returned to the USA, for customs purposes. Unfortunately, they did not do this. I had to pay the delivery driver for the Duty at the time of delivery. I immediately called Customs and explained the error. I was actually refunded the Duty rather quickly.

    Kevin
     
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    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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  10. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Why would cities be an issue? It doesn' t have Brazilian rosewood.
     
  11. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Sweet guitar man! CEs rock!!!!!
     
  12. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    It IS tempting. But, then there is the cost of sending BOTH of them to the PTC as I'd want to do away with the rotary and convert to McCarty switching. One is enough.
     
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    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Bangin’!

    I didn’t realize they made all gold ones.
     
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    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    I'm pretty sure it probably is, given the back is gold too. I'll have to check with PRS when I get it. The body construction is inconsequential to me. Although, I would have preferred a maple topped one with natural binding. But, beggars cant be choosers and NOS CEs are VERY rare. Both the maple topped and hog CEs sound great and I've already had a hog CE in my possession. I won't foolishly sell this one like I did that one. Lesson learned.
     
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    guitar repair nyc New Member

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    CEs are fantastic guitars. I love the color too if it is that silver one
     
  18. Drew

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    It's in Memphis with scheduled delivery here in FL by the end of the day tomorrow. Malaysia to Florida in 5 days. Fedex is amazing. The seller taking 8 days to ship.....not so amazing.
     
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    For me personally, i dont understand why people drop the 5 way on the CE. Surely its part of the original inception and design, giving more flexibility in tonal differences. Different strokes and all that but like putting a three way on a strat.
     
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    I'm going to keep it original with exception of maybe the pickups.
     

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