Category Archives: General musings

Allparts Update (TMO-FAT in Stock!)

A shipment of TMO-FAT arrived yesterday. Stocks are very limited so get one while you can. I also still have a selection of flamed roasted fat Tele necks too. I am told the new rosewood shipment is due end of … Continue reading

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Bye bye 2017!

Well it has been another interesting year and I hope 2018 brings more of the same! Many thanks to all my customers and I look forward to continuing to enable your tinkering addictions in 2018. I am taking tomorrow off … Continue reading

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Allparts Rosewood Order Incoming

The new Allparts rosewood neck order is due to arrive this week. I have quite a lot coming, but until it actually arrives in the UK final numbers are not known. If you are after a particular neck, best get … Continue reading

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Tax Free Sales For European VAT Registered Businesses

As you may know,  sales of physical items from one EU state to another between VAT registered businesses is tax free. In order for this be be accomplished the purchaser provides the seller with their VAT number, which the seller … Continue reading

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Chrome or Nickel?

No need to worry – I will not be going into the technical side of things, just the cosmetic. In our application, both chrome and nickel plating provide protection as well as being decorative. However nickel will dull and tarnish … Continue reading

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Opinions wanted on possible new product lines

Hosco have started producing a few aged plastic pieces to compliment Gotoh’s relic range. I ordered samples of most to check them out.  Depending on your viewing platform you need to click on “view image” to get full sized pictures. … Continue reading

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CITES Update

I called the APHA before Christmas to try to get some concrete info on the future of importing rosewood. The lady I spoke to (after navigating one of the most drawn out automated exchanges ever)  was very helpful. The CITES … Continue reading

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And we’re back

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and enjoyed your time off. I was actually pretty busy, keeping on top of orders that came in. So “on top of it” that I have already dispatched everything that was ordered up … Continue reading

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Rosewood Price Increases On The Horizon

This has been discussed on some forums for a few months now, but I finally have something concrete to share. From January 2017 (almost) all species of rosewood will have restrictions imposed on them under CITES regulations. From this announcement … Continue reading

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Telephone issues

The telephone line is out of order again – you will hear a dialling tone when calling but the phone does not ring this end. Virgin cannot send an engineer until Thursday, would you believe, so please use email for … Continue reading

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