Some of you may already know that I'm planning on taking my guitar to India in a couple of weeks. I have heard that when customs officers in India see equipment they begin to ask too many questions and also threaten to charge duties and taxes if you cannot convince them that you will take your instrument back. This can be avoided by bribing them but I don't want to do that. Do any of you declare your instrument at Airport Customs when you leave the US for another country? I want to know what the procedure is. In India for instance, if you are carrying say an instrument or film equipment, you can declare it to customs and they give you a receipt saying that you are taking this stuff abroad and will be bringing it back. Please help out if you can.