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Happy Thanksgiving !

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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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Marc here…Continue

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Started by Peter Bulback. Last reply by Reeds Taylor Mar 13, 2016. 2 Replies

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.

Hello from Niagara-on-the-Lake

Started by Bill Short. Last reply by Bill Short Feb 16, 2016. 7 Replies

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

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Comment by Scavanged Sound (Pete) on October 27, 2017 at 9:01am
Peggy there is a place based in Ottawa called NextGen guitars. They may have what you're looking for.
http://nextgenguitars.ca/
Around my parts I'm able to get boxes from the local cigar ships for 5$ a pop.
Comment by Joe Caruso on October 25, 2017 at 3:35pm

Tom - My bad - I typed Tony instead of Tom earlier - need new glasses - apologies.

Comment by Tom Talarico on October 25, 2017 at 2:10pm

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.

Cheers

Comment by Joe Caruso on October 25, 2017 at 1:30pm

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? ;-)

Comment by Tom Talarico on October 25, 2017 at 12:26pm

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.

Comment by BP - RabidSalad - on October 24, 2017 at 4:06pm

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...

Comment by Dead Head Wood Works on October 24, 2017 at 3:24pm
If don't mind waiting 6 - 10 weeks and you don't mind that it comes from China (but i bet most of the stuff sold in USA is made in china anyway) then alibaba is your best bet for bulk screws and small accessories etc .. don't buy the tone or volume pots though cause they suck (the ones I've tried anyways have) but you can get good pick ups for cheap! Shipping is usually free too. I recommend getting good fretwire and volume tone caps from a reputable USA dealer though if quality is a concern
Comment by Joe Caruso on October 24, 2017 at 1:37pm
I hear you Peggy I have knocked my brains out trying to find alternatives to US exchange and shipping - there are a few - dollar stores - I have scored a bag of 3/4 inch grommets and a bag of very small ferrules at dollar stores and still haunt them fir anything useful; amazon - with free shipping to Canada by some I've found a few inexpensive magnetic pickups BQLZR; fret wire - a little more expensive than US ordering but if you can walk to the shop George Heinl in Toronto - they do primarily violin sales and repairs but also sell all types of fret wire - as a treat their showroom looks like something of a 1920s movie loaded with violins and cellos; I still buy a fair amount from CBGitty - I know I'm getting good stuff and when there were product issues their service was excellent. Cigar boxes - cigar stores if they are willing to part with them at a reasonable price or do not donate them to the local grade schools. Alternative is craft boxes from Michaels using their 50% off coupon. Sadly I find even Gitty runs out of boxes I'd like to have.
Comment by Erasmo Coco on October 24, 2017 at 1:17pm

Try bezdez on ebay ,

Comment by Graham on October 24, 2017 at 1:16pm

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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Happy Thanksgiving !

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Hello fellow Canadiansversion of myAlber

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Live and Learn

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Hello from Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Need wood cigar boxes?

Started by Elissa. Last reply by Elissa Jan 25, 2016. 2 Replies

Greetings from Surrey, BC

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