#1
...who are faced with having to pay customs taxes upon return.

In short: I'll be in NYC in 3 weeks, planning to buy a guitar or two and I'm looking for advice from people who've managed to avoid paying customs tax when returning to the EU.
Other than removing all the tags and putting the guitar in an old flight case to make it look used, I can't think of other ways of convincing the officer it's now a newly purchased item.

Suggestions will be appreciated!
#2
the old flightcase idea seems like it would be the best with taking off all the tags.

Thats what i would most likely do.
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#4
Buy a used guitar?
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#6
show them the reciept?
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show them the reciept?

nah because that would give them the proof to add the tax ontop.
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#8
If you can get a yellow-ish pickgaurd anywhere, put that on until you get back.
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#9
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put some stickers on it.


this, and then smear mayo on the stickers to remove them when you get home.
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#10
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this, and then smear mayo on the stickers to remove them when you get home.

mao?
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mao?


Mayonnaise.
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#13
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No one EVER checks it
#14
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Mayonnaise.


It works, because Mayo is greasy.
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Whenever I take my guitar on a plane in its gig bag no one ever checks it.

you just put it in a gigbag? doesn't the crew destroy it because they sense weakness?
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#16
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It works, because Mayo is greasy.


Metho works well too, but i'm not sure how the finish on the guitar will end up looking.

Edit: I used metho on my Epi SG. It was fine.
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#19
Buy a custom shop relic fender, throw away the receipt problem solved.