1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by Beowulf » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:47 pm

Nice looking refurbishment! What size frets did you have installed?
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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by MancJonny » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:30 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Nice looking refurbishment! What size frets did you have installed?
Sorry - I haven't a clue!
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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by MessyTendon » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:42 pm

Looks great, now go bang up those frets!

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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by rinneby » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:12 pm

Looks great! I have those tuners on my Pete Beer, they are good looking.

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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by MancJonny » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:39 pm

This instrument will be going up for sale shortly (along with 2 x steel-string guitars of mine).

I had not intended to sell it, especially after having all this work done, but retirement (and my pension fund) beckons.
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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by joachim33 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:58 pm

If the bridge is indeed Brazilian, as suggested by M. Gee, you would need a CITES permit when offering the guitar for sale and selling the instrument.

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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by MancJonny » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:01 am

Does that apply when selling within the UK?
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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by rinneby » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:14 am

MancJonny wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:01 am
Does that apply when selling within the UK?
Yes, but no one cares. To be honest.

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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by MancJonny » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:23 pm

Thought so. Though all the info about CITES online appears to be about imports and exports, not trading within a jurisdiction.

There have been plenty of instruments containing Brazilian rosewood for sale in the UK on e - b a y. There is a Gee one on right now.

The whole CITES thing is very confusing.
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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by DerekB » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:23 pm

It's nice to see my recommendation of Roger Williams has turned out to be so successful. If you want to talk to someone who knows about CITES, have a chat with Tony Nugent who is in Grappenhall. He should be able to point you in the right direction. Tony is a Delcamper but hasn't posted anything recently.
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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by joachim33 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:53 pm

Found this one: https://www.nottinghamcityguitars.com/cites-guitars/

It is essentially the same as we have in Sweden or as there is in Germany. Any e - b a y or similar auction advertising a BR guitar without the required paperwork is breaking the law.

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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by MancJonny » Wed May 01, 2019 5:06 pm

joachim33 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Found this one: https://www.nottinghamcityguitars.com/cites-guitars/

It is essentially the same as we have in Sweden or as there is in Germany. Any e - b a y or similar auction advertising a BR guitar without the required paperwork is breaking the law.
That's kiboshed any chance of a sale, then. Thanks for the heads-up, joachim.

Who would believe that a person could be "lumbered" with such a piece - and I mean that with no disrespect at all to the builder. Quite the reverse.
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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by joachim33 » Wed May 01, 2019 5:23 pm

Your guitar was build 13 years before BR got on the “Index”. So the luthier couldn’t anticipate the issues you find yourself in now.

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Re: 1979 Michael Gee classical guitar

Post by richardm » Sun May 12, 2019 8:42 pm

As your guitar was made in 1979 you should be able to get the A10 certificate for the Brazilian rosewood. The link in a previous post suggests this costs £31. If I were you I would look into to getting the certificate so you can sell in future if you wish to.
I recently got a Cites certificate for my pre-convention Brazilian rosewood guitar that I bought second hand. The maker applied on my behalf for a small fee.

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