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#1 jumping_jack_splash

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 03:47 PM

im looking into buying a fender hot rod deluxe, and to buy it from a guitar center woudl save 170 rather than buy it from the UK, since im coming over to the states in a few weeks i thought i could buy it and ship it back to the UK

the measurments are

20kg

47x60x27 (cm)

would there be a problem with me bringing it back on the plane, or could i ship it over to the UK, and how much would i be looking to pay for that?

thanks

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#2 jskryguitar

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (jumping_jack_splash @ Jul 7 2006, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
im looking into buying a fender hot rod deluxe, and to buy it from a guitar center woudl save 170 rather than buy it from the UK, since im coming over to the states in a few weeks i thought i could buy it and ship it back to the UK

the measurments are

20kg

47x60x27 (cm)

would there be a problem with me bringing it back on the plane, or could i ship it over to the UK, and how much would i be looking to pay for that?

thanks

I wouldnt ship it back because it would cost alot. At the airport just dont take it as a carry on item just check it in and the plane will store in the large compartments. Just check it in at the airport.
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Posted 07 July 2006 - 05:46 PM

no do not check it in i made that mistake and they broke my guitars neck,i suggest a hardcase and use it as carry on so you get to handle it and no it wont break

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 08:44 PM

OK I had the same troubles as you, I recently flew across the country and my airline (american) said I couldnt bring a guitar as a CARRY ON because it was too big in one of the dimensions. What you could do is try to bring it carry on and they might have room in the pilots closet(places where they put strollers and whatnot). Or what you could do is find a nice hardcase, loosen up ur strings, and wrap up the case in some kind of tarp or so. Make sure that you tape it or something because the case could pop open, and unless you use a tarp, it will get scratched.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 08:49 PM

I think he's talking about an amp, not a guitar...

Edited by Little Wing, 07 July 2006 - 08:50 PM.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 08:52 PM

haha whoops, i guess that explains why i got a 610 on the reading section of the SAT

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE (EXTREMEGUITAR @ Jul 8 2006, 12:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
haha whoops, i guess that explains why i got a 610 on the reading section of the SAT


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Posted 07 July 2006 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (devinb132 @ Jul 7 2006, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
no do not check it in i made that mistake and they broke my guitars neck,i suggest a hardcase and use it as carry on so you get to handle it and no it wont break

AH! dont tell me you brought your guitar in a gig bag and gave it to the luggage people!
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Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:12 PM

btw, it's c-e-n-t-r-e.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:35 AM

That will not fit int he overhead, nor the closet thing they have. You'll have to check it at the airport. It's packed fairly well, and you might be able to get guitar center to do some extra packing, maybe another box with some padding, then you can cart it up and just check it, like a bag. It should make it through that way, it'll be to cumbersome and heavy for the packing people to throw into the plane. Good Luck.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 07:43 AM

you may have overlooked something...

aren't the power outlets different in the UK?, you'd have to have some sort of power converter if you wanted an amp from america

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 07:49 AM

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thanks man, looks like im gonna have to save up more lol

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 07:18 PM

well i'm sure there's some sort of power converter that you could buy in america, you'd just have to get used to the fact that you have to have the converter anywhere you'd want to use the amp

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 05:33 AM

Bear in mind that if you ship something into the country then it'll go through HM Customs and you'll have to pay around 3.7% Import Duty and 17.5% VAT.
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