What country are you in? Is CITES a concern getting the guitar from Vietnam into your country?. I know that certain European makers aren’t sending guitars that require permiting outside the EU, for example.
Good question. I travel a lot and keep guitars in a few countries. I was planning to take the Cuong to the U.S. so was a bit worried about CITES. However, I ended up buying a used Lennie Chambers in the U.S. last week so I'm going to take the Cuong to Tokyo instead. I don't think CITES will be an issue, but the Japanese authorities are not keen on itinerant musicians (which I wish I was but am not) working in Japan without a visa so I'm thinking about how to deal with that. A brief performance may be necessary to disabuse them of the notion that I might be receiving compensation for playing.Laudiesdad69 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:23 amWhat country are you in? Is CITES a concern getting the guitar from Vietnam into your country?. I know that certain European makers aren’t sending guitars that require permiting outside the EU, for example.
I agree that guitars do differ, but more importantly it's the players who make the most out of them!precsmo wrote: ↑Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:36 amI can dearly say that one's preference to like or not on a particular guitar tone, that is not just personal preference as a factor. The guitar player's technique and nails is a world more crucial factor than anything. I seldom trust anything at all on recordings to evaluate a guitar for so many reasons. I can only say that, many guitars are good guitars, even if the guitar has lousy volume, it can still sound pretty darn nice with proper right hand technique and nails. Some recordings or YouTube reviews, that particular guitar sounded so darn nice, but in reality, it is all the tribute to that player that make it sound so good in the recording than a much better guitar played by a lousy player.