Buying a used guitar from someone in EU, it has some rosewood (but not brazilian) but it's used and made before 2017 (which should technically mean non-Brazilian rosewood is fine).
1) What forms might I need to fill out or have the seller fill out? I've seen mentions of guitar passports, CITES docs, etc? Do I need to apply for them in US, or over in EU before sending it over?
2) Safest / best way to ship to USA? VAT? Duties?
3) The seller might be able to have someone bring it to USA instead as luggage. What forms would that person need to make sure they get through customs? I've seen that if you're carrying it as luggage then the limit for rosewood is alot less.
Thanks for any help or tips, really hard to figure out what horror stories of losing guitars at customs are from people that did stuff wrong versus being prepared.