Re: Dealing with Ishibashi Webshop to USA
I dealt with Ishibashi in January to get my 8470.
Everything went well. It was delivered 5 days after I placed the order. That is short for sure.
My only regret is that I was not actually able to choose the guitar. I was told that J Custom's were sold as soon as they arrived in their shop and I had to decide without seeing it.
The aesthetic of the guitar is a surprise. You can like this situation or just...not want to take any risk.
Now, honestly, if I had lived in the US, I would have ordered from Rich. On his site, you can choose the maple top you dream of. But, as I live in France, I would have had to add France import duties to the taxes already payed by Rich.
So it was a much better deal to order directly from Japan. For you Devnor, US resident, it will probably make a less important difference in price.
it's cheaper to buy from Japan but it's almost impossible to see the guitar before it arrives.
That being said , I never saw a J Custom I disliked : )
Last edited by Vinco; 05-14-2007 at 04:16 PM.
Reason: Replaced "table" with top. I write in English but thin French....