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Started by Erasmo Coco. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Oct 10, 2016.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadian Members.I am going to have a few drinks and eat some turkey.Hope all of yours is a good one as…Continue
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I had no idea there a Canadian branch of CBN. I'm happy to be part of this group as well. Nice to meet you.
Started by Bill Short. Last reply by Bill Short Feb 16, 2016.
I recently completed building a stick travel electric ukulele with some parts from C B Gitty. A cigar box ukulele may be in my future. In the meantime I will explore this group.Regards,BillContinue
Tom - My bad - I typed Tony instead of Tom earlier - need new glasses - apologies.
I was charged duty on a relatively small order. Some fretwire, a few guitar straps, and a couple sets of tuners if my memory serves me. On the custom declaration the contents were listed as musical instrument parts. When customs listed it as a musical box I was charged duty and a customs processing fee making the extra fees and shipping was more money than my order was worth. What really irks me that if I want to appeal the charges I would have to do it by snail mail.....not worth the effort...
I am no relation to any Steven.
Tony - i have not had to pay duty ever on anything from Gitty. My largest order ever was $170US. If you don't mind my asking,under what condition did they ask you pay duty? and are you any relation to Steven? ;-)
I too would prefer Gitty but exchange on the dollar, pricey shipping and having to pay duty at times makes it unreasonable. I use amazon now and have had good luck with a seller called BQLZR Items usually arrive early and decently priced and free shipping.
I'd love to order more from Gitty but the exchange and 'shipping' is brutal to say the least.
So like most I have to order mostly from China. I have a few suppliers of materials I buy from out of China, always had great service and pretty reliable deliveries. I buy fret wire in 10 - 20 meter rolls instead of 2 - 3 meters. Even tuners I buy bulk and they are the same as Gitty's.
Like Dead Head stated you just have to plan ahead knowing your order can take 4 - 6 weeks to arrive, here in BC. I get most of my supplies from Fleabay suppliers.
Boxes are getting tougher to get, so I'm going to start building my own soon. Plus the cigar shop I get my boxes from says boxes won't be available much longer. Seems our wonderful Tater Tot thinks all cigar boxes should be the same size, shape and color. Which they are 'supposed' to be implementing sometime next year Comforting to know our dear leaders have priorities in making our country safe and secure... sarcasm off...
Try bezdez on ebay ,
Hi Peggy, I know Lee Valley is starting to carry those supplies, not sure if they will have everything you would need.
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“Open G” GDG Tuning on your Cigar Box Guitar: 4 Methods, with String Sizes & Sound Clips
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