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Hi guys,

I ordered the 2018 PRS SE Custom 24 Zebrawood more than a month ago. My local guitar dealer said that PRS was having trouble shipping guitars into Canada because of the rosewood fret board and the shell inlays. I checked in with PRS customer service via email and they confirmed the issue and said that they had no idea when the customs problem would be resolved.

My questions are:
1. Has anyone imported a PRS into Canada this year? If so, which model was it and how long ago did you get it?
2. Has anyone imported any other guitars from the US to Canada this year with rosewood?
3. Has anyone else had similar issues with PRS or any other guitars in the past? And if so, how long did it take to resolve?

Thanks in advance for your time. I can't wait to get this beauty, so this extra waiting time is killing me!
 

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I bought a 1979 Ramirez 1a guitar last September from the U.S. that has Rosewood back and sides that made it to Canada with no delay.

Last month I bought a used 2004 Flamenco guitar from the U. S. that has Cypress back and sides which is on the CITES appendix a list. It took about a month to pass through Canadian customs but it did eventually make it here. Hopefully your guitar will be released soon.
 

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I bought a 1979 Ramirez 1a guitar last September from the U.S. that has Rosewood back and sides that made it to Canada with no delay.

Last month I bought a used 2004 Flamenco guitar from the U. S. that has Cypress back and sides which is on the CITES appendix a list. It took about a month to pass through Canadian customs but it did eventually make it here. Hopefully your guitar will be released soon.

Good to hear! Thanks for the info.
 

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The abalone will be a double whammy. Different animal than what we’ve prohibited but they’ll probably still freak out if they see it.
 
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