Ishibashi confusing right now...

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by Naturality » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:23 am

Do Ishhibashi ship tot he UK? If so, how much would it cost for a JM?

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by dinosaur » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:30 am

Email them and ask.  They'll give you the exact total, usually within a day.

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by fourmations » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:53 am

Hi

I bought a 3tone sunburst with blocks a WEEK AGO from Ishibashi

just email and ask for a JM66B (thats how the fender japan folks code them)

it cost: - guitar = 84,000 - delivery, insurance, handling etc. = 16,000 (ireland)
I was charged 25% of the cost of the guitar only (excluding delivery) at customs to Ireland,

ships with 9's!! so prepare for a bit of truss rodding if you up the guages

I also bought a mustang bridge while I was at it for 4,000

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by zhivago » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:04 am

that's great news...and Fullerplast is selling NOS CBS-era knobs, so you could complete the blocks & binding look for a fe $$$s more

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by Pumpkin » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:15 am

Knobs are cool,mine arrived today! Put em on my jag,i likey! :D

Yep,email them for everything,they're very helpful guys.

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by weijie » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:36 am

You think they'd sell a Jag blocks and binding neck on its own?

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Post by mynameisjonas » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:55 am

weijie wrote: You think they'd sell a Jag blocks and binding neck on its own?
i don´t think so, your best bet would be an ebay seller called "the Stratrosphere" that regularly parts out new CIJs, and AVRIs too for that matter.

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Post by cmatthes » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:23 am

That "Stratosphere" guy only sells the CIJ stuff you can buy here.  They can't get the blocks/bound necked versions, apparently.

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by berlinbetty » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:36 am

One more guitar, then I'll practice!

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by Pingu » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:45 am

I'm confused. It seems like a lot of people are buying from japan with no problem, but if you look at any CIJ Fender on the Ishibashi site you will notice a small banner stating that "Sales of the fender Japan commodity I will limit it only to Japan.", which worries me since i'll probably have enough money to get myself a Jazzie in a few months.
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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by Pingu » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:57 am

berlinbetty wrote:   Check this guy out...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fender-Japan-JG66B- ... dZViewItem
Sexy. But shouldn't the local dealers get suspicius of some foreigner who's regularly buying large numbers of guitars?
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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by fourmations » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:49 pm

hi

just send an email to ishibashi

they didnt question my purchase for a second

i was surprised myself, cos i say the "only to japan" message myself

perhaps its a US thing? I stated straight away that i was in Ireland
and got it within 6 days, my local guitar shop couldnt get me a guitar in six weeks!
and i saved 500 euro, full waranty, trusted sellers etc etc,

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by Pingu » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:59 pm

fourmations wrote: hi

just send an email to ishibashi

they didnt question my purchase for a second

i was surprised myself, cos i say the "only to japan" message myself

perhaps its a US thing? I stated straight away that i was in Ireland
and got it within 6 days, my local guitar shop couldnt get me a guitar in six weeks!
and i saved 500 euro, full waranty, trusted sellers etc etc,

ciao4now
That's a relief. I never shop for gear locally(Sweden) what with our obscene 25% sales taxe. Too bad for our American friends though.
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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by Surfoverb » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:58 pm

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That's a relief. I never shop for gear locally(Sweden) what with our obscene 25% sales taxe. Too bad for our American friends though.
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Hey, dont feel too bad for us for we can get the AVRI's for under 1,000 on ebay. (not to mention all the vintage Fender amps on the cheap :-[)

When I was looking for a Jag I came across that Japan_music_finder website but they didnt have any so I emailed them and they immediately put up the block inlay Jag and another. Very cool, I told them what color and they offered it. I ended up not buying though because I found an AVRI for $850 instead on ebay.(the mij would have been almost 1,000 after all said and done) I was hesitant to use Ishibashi because of the money wire and the vague "we dont know what customs will charge on your end".

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Re: Ishibashi confusing right now...

Post by Pingu » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:06 pm

Surfoverb wrote:
That's a relief. I never shop for gear locally(Sweden) what with our obscene 25% sales taxe. Too bad for our American friends though.
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Hey, dont feel too bad for us for we can get the AVRI's for under 1,000 on ebay. (not to mention all the vintage Fender amps on the cheap :-[)

When I was looking for a Jag I came across that Japan_music_finder website but they didnt have any so I emailed them and they immediately put up the block inlay Jag and another. Very cool, I told them what color and they offered it. I ended up not buying though because I found an AVRI for $850 instead on ebay.(the mij would have been almost 1,000 after all said and done) I was hesitant to use Ishibashi because of the money wire and the vague "we dont know what customs will charge on your end".

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That's true, you could get a used AVRI for about the same amount of money i would pay for a new CIJ... And if i remember correctly the US doesn't have any import fees.
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