The final 2016 orders have been dispatched. All orders received from now through Monday will dispatch Tuesday 3rd (Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK). I will be taking a half-day tomorrow but working as usual Monday. Have fun this evening – remember it’s just a warm-up for tomorrow!
Month: December 2016
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 changes covering rosewood come in to effect worldwide on January 2nd 2017. From that date […]
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 to 6pm last night! Enough back patting… I will have an update on the CITES […]
I have just placed a new order with Hosco to beat the CITES regulations on rosewood products which come into effect on January 2nd. From Jan 2nd until they secure the necessary permits (which could take months), Hosco will not be able to ship rosewood internationally. Thankfully they have stock on hand and it will […]
Just a quick note on the status of the Hardtail Hipshot style bridges. They were supposed to be here at the end of November, then supposed to ship today and now I’m being told they are going to ship Friday. Fingers crossed they actually do, however they won’t be here in time to get orders […]
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 from NAMM “all manufacturers and retailers of musical instruments containing one or more rosewood species […]
A quick roundup – Aged round string trees, Telecaster jack cups, Stratocaster jack plates and vintage style strap pins are all now available. While I currently have stocks of all ready to go, sometimes there may be a one or two day delay in shipping while I age some from stock. Clearance Corner – one […]