#1
I am thinking about purchasing an 8 string, i player an RGA8 the other day and although i really liked the feel of it i really wasnt impressed by the pickups

I have been looking a bit at Agiles and they seem really good value for money, but i have heard it would cost a lot to import one

Would it be worth it?
#2
you could always upgrade the pickups in the ibanez.

Not sure if it's worth it, I'm not too well up on 8 strings, and I realise they're a lot harder to get a hold of, but regarding the 6 strings it's normally not worth it unless you're saving a lot. Stuff sold in the US is sold without VAT/sales tax, once it hits the UK, you're instantly hit with VAT (17.5%; 20% from January), customs (around 3-4% on guitars), and about a £10 customs fee from the courier. Bear in mind, the VAT and customs are charged on the postage too (which could be $100 or more, unless you get a company which is subsidising the postage).

I'm not saying it won't still be worth it- it might. But VAT, customs and postage do add a LOT to the price you originally thought you were going to pay.
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#3
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you could always upgrade the pickups in the ibanez.

Not sure if it's worth it, I'm not too well up on 8 strings, and I realise they're a lot harder to get a hold of, but regarding the 6 strings it's normally not worth it unless you're saving a lot. Stuff sold in the US is sold without VAT/sales tax, once it hits the UK, you're instantly hit with VAT (17.5%; 20% from January), customs (around 3-4% on guitars), and about a £10 customs fee from the courier. Bear in mind, the VAT and customs are charged on the postage too (which could be $100 or more, unless you get a company which is subsidising the postage).

I'm not saying it won't still be worth it- it might. But VAT, customs and postage do add a LOT to the price you originally thought you were going to pay.
Hey Dave! I imagine the same rules apply for shipping guitar parts sent separately; but, would it be cheaper, specially if it's a bolt-on neck?

#4
not sure.

I mean, the shipping on e.g. a tremolo system is going to be less than a whole guitar, but I don't know if splitting up a guitar into its neck and body would save you much or not (assuming that's what you mean)... I guess it depends on whether the cost is based on weight or size (or a combo of both)...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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