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LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Dec 2nd, 2012 04:38 PM        

Fortunately like Leftymeister i had $500 to spend on a guitar (well i didn't but i did a couple of cash jobs that were quick and easy and paid pretty good) and what the hey its Xmas soon so if I didn't buy myself a present no one else was going too!<br /> <br /> and unlike Leftymeister i'd had an idea of what i was going to get <br /> <br /> always been on the hunt for an MIJ62 Tele in Candy Apple Red <br /> <br /> and sitting here bored at work checked out Ishibashi and low and behold a used one turns up on their U Box page with gig bag for about 33000 Yen plus shipping :}<br /> <br /> had a rough idea shipping was going to be about 12000 yen so emailed Ishibashi and checked avaibilty and if they'd ship ?<br /> <br /> Ishibashi have a policy for international that it must be over 50,000 yen and this combined wouldn't make the minimum <br /> <br /> but come back all sweat they'd ship it so its ordered and on the way<br /> <br /> had a few nicks and dings but everything else is fine and they said the frets had about 80% life left more than enough <br /> <br /> and what the hey if i dont like i could probably flog it off with zero loss<br /> <br /> now comes the waiting game <br /> <br /> <br />



LeftyMeister

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Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Dec 2nd, 2012 04:42 PM        

I had a MIJ 62 Tele for about a month, then I lost my job and I had to sell it. That's one I wish I could get back.<br /> <br /> Looking forward to your report and pics.



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Dec 2nd, 2012 06:04 PM        

Full report and some pics which reminds me that i've haven't done any of my '52RI Tele <br /> <br /> will get around to that



Texican

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Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Dec 2nd, 2012 09:26 PM        

I had a CIJ '62 Tele which I really liked. However I sold it after acquiring a Custom Shop '62 Tele.



reverend mikey



An Amateur built the

Ark...Professionals built the Titanic
Dec 3rd, 2012 10:52 AM        

"but come back all sweat they'd ship it so its ordered and on the way"<br /> <br /> Huh? Am I missing something here - a misspelled word or something...?<br />



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Dec 3rd, 2012 03:54 PM        

Hey Rev not mispelled - Poorly written :0<br /> <br /> heres the gist - hopes this reads better ;)<br /> Ishibashi have a policy on international shipments that orders must total 50000 yen or more<br /> <br /> guitar was 33,000 yen and then shipping on top as i guessed was 12000 yen ($150)<br /> <br /> so sent an email off asking for a confirmation on the shipping cost and if it they included that in the 50000 Yen minimum purchase <br /> <br /> they said yes and that they wouldn't worry about mimimum limit so i went ahead and ordered it <br /> <br /> wouldn't have bothered me probably would have added a pedal or something to make the limit<br /> <br /> now as long as its not on the slow boat should have it by friday or early next week



reverend mikey



An Amateur built the

Ark...Professionals built the Titanic
Dec 4th, 2012 08:42 AM        

Got it - thanks!<br /> <br /> Nice deal, btw. They treated you well.



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Dec 6th, 2012 10:13 PM        

it's here! ;)<br /> <br /> arrived about an hour ago at work had a chance to pull it out and give it a quick once over <br /> <br /> This thing is virtually NOS there is not a mark on it and boy does the candy apple look sweet <br /> <br /> now i've got an hour before i get it home and tune it up suppose i could go home early <br /> <br /> will have half a day tomorrow to really put it through its paces



reverend mikey



An Amateur built the

Ark...Professionals built the Titanic
Dec 7th, 2012 08:34 AM        

Look forward to the full report (and pics)!



ch willie



USA

Dec 10th, 2012 07:16 PM        

I had one, a sunburst, but I let it go. Played great. It's always been the guitar that got away. <br /> <br /> Can't wait to see pics of your candy apple red Tele.<br /> Hang onto it if it's a winner.



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