Buying Tokai in the UK?

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  1. Andy California

    Andy California Senior Member

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    Where can I buy MIJ Tokai in the UK, preferrably ones made for the Japanese market (ie with no alterations in design)?
    Alternatively, how troublesome is it buying one directly from Japan? I mean, will I have to pay import taxes, will it be guaranteed to arrive undamaged?
     
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  2. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    Where in the UK do you live exactly?

    If you don't live that far from London, take a trip there and check out the guitar shops on Denmark street. Last time I was there, one shop had about 10-15 of them to try out. Mostly ones from the 80's.
     
  3. Jock

    Jock Senior Member

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    Yes, you will have to pay 23% duty on the cost of the import (guitar and postage) and Royal Mail charge around £10 for the privilege of delivering to you.
    I have imported quite a few and I have never had an issue.
     
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    Unless the seller lists the guitar as a gift on the postage label, which - to my surprise and joy - has happened to me twice :D
     
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    filtersweep Senior Member

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    And as I recall, they cost nearly as much as the real thing.... ;)
     
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    https://rguitars.co.uk/

    Richard has a youtube channel where he demos the actual guitars he has. They look/sound good...
     
  7. Andy California

    Andy California Senior Member

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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