Here are a few Japan international guitar stores that use paypal and are a easy to buy from.
All these stores listed will ship internationally.
uses Paypal and they speak English. I got a Very Fast response from these guys and they are very helpful. A bit too expensive though..
also uses Paypal, They take a week to reply but have Good prices
Another way to buy from some Japan guitar stores that wont sell internationally is thru--> www.japonicamarket.com, they Claim they can order guitars thru www.ikebe-gakki.com
and many other Japan guitars stores that wont sell over seas. They basically buy it for you thru them with your money, they act as a middle man. Japonicamarket also accepts Paypal.
I thought I'd mention this since Ikebe-Gakki stopped selling all Japan market gear to customers in North America directly a few years ago, not to mention you can't use paypal with Ikebe-Gakki.
Make sure to calculate all costs before ordering from japonicamarket.
Example of potential costs: Guitar price + EMS shipping + their commission fee + paypal fees + possible customs fees.
japonicamarket can be expensive but I found them to be less expensive than japan-discoveries.com.
Really make sure to calculate all costs before ordering from japonicamarket.
Meestursparkle is another great option, James at Meestursparkle is very helpful, I would have no problem buying from him. If you really want something rare or that is not listed on his **** store he can source it in Japan for you but be aware he charges a standard $350 sourcing fee for that service. James is American and speaks perfect english. Feel free to check out his active **** items (aka Guitars and what not).
Here's another one that will accept paypal and they speak english. Good prices!
Info page--> http://www.soundmama.com/english/
I must also mention Ishibashi Music
They accept paypal and speak english, you can find some good prices on
some great new & used gear there.
Something else to note is http://www.digimart.net/english.html
They are Japan's leading Musical Instrument Search Engine (they claim). Check them out.
Scroll down to the bottom of their English page to see Japan Guitar Shops shipping worldwide.
Some Great Japan market stuff.
Ibanez J Custom**
-Some "Japan market only" ESP Models**
-Some "Japan market only" Caparison Models**
-Tons of great discontinued gear*******
The list goes on!