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  1. bertrand4070

    bertrand4070 Senior Member

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    maybe sold on another site
     
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    AK Epi Player Senior Member

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    Yes, I suppose that could have happened. :hmm:
     
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    oh man that sucks....
     
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    Cheap? I wouldn't say that but it is on the more positive side of reasonable. I'm actually trying to figure out if my mid 2000s LS-135 is veneer or flame. I've received an equal amount of different answers.
     
  8. bluesriffdev

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    I would guess from the model number that it's a veneer. Have you tried pulling the pickups out to see where the grain lines run. Does it have nitro lacquer? If it does, I can almost certainly say it'd be a veneer at that original price point (135,000 yen) in the mid 2000s.
     
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    I thought that in late 1981 into parts of 1982, a lot of people were getting 120s with solid tops?
     
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    I think Roxy bought her Burny from that seller with the RR Greco.
     
  14. villager

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    depends what you mean by a lot of people.... 81 82 i have seen about 5 solid tops and many many veneers.. overall i would say 10-15% of 120s were solid...

    it may be the case that there were a higher proportion of solid tops for the period you mention, but the best way to know is to ask for cavity shots, i wont buy any 120s without them..
     
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    No, I ended up getting one stateside, but I have that seller on my list for when I go looking for a black custom again.
     
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    Circumstantial evidence might be that he cites (!) a delay while the paperwork is done, whereas before CITES he didn't.

    Did anyone here buy from ookini55 before the new regulations came in?
     
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    You’ll know if CITES is done in Japan it takes about 3 weeks for the paperwork to be completed on new guitars, not sure on used...
     
  18. nigelthebald

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    Paid for my (used) Greco on 26th March last year. Yuma (ookini55) sent an email saying he'd done the paperwork on 6th April.
     
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    That was me and there was no actual paperwork labeled CITES anywhere in there. Considering I've ordered 5 guitars from Ookini now since the original post and there hasn't been any issues, I'd say he's legit. Every shipment has been delayed by a minimum 2 weeks. On every box, there has been a plastic pocket that was opened that contained all of the shipping paperwork and re-taped by customs. Maybe customs keeps it? I don't know, but all of the boxes have been opened by Customs and still sent on my way.
    I know that's not a definitive answer but it's all I got guys.
     
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    Thanks for that, it sounds like whatever he is doing works.
     
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