There’s been a lot of great news coming out of the Carvin/Kiesel guitars headquarters lately. Now Jeff Kiesel announced, that they sell directly to international customers from now on (with a few exceptions: China, Japan & Korea).
Up until now getting a Carvin outside of the US was a bit of a hassle. You had to find a certified dealer who was either able to call Carvin (at their working hours) and order your guitar or had a few (mostly basic) models in his shop. I’m not picking at those dealers, it was inconvenient for everyone involved.
So, from April 1st, Carvins IP-ban for non-US-visitors will be lifted, but you can order via phone immediately.
Check out the video-update below.
Update (February 7, 2015):
Our good friend Jan from the german online-mag Music nStuff provided us with some Quotes from Jeff himself.
Music nStuff: You told us before that you will sell directely to german from april on. [sic]
Jeff Kiesel: Yeah, that’s a big thing for us. We are actually selling direct to all of europe and lot of the rest of the world effectevly now. And our website to where the people can see our website will be unblocked april 1st. But now, if they wanna order, just write an Email to email@example.com. They can ask questions, they can even call. [sic]
Music nStuff: Will there be changes considering the shipment oft he guitars from april 1st on? [sic]
Jeff Kiesel: No, we can ship right now to any of our customers overseas, this is not a problem. And the get the same prizes as the US customers. They have to pay more fort he shipping and are responsible fort he VAT & taxes and any duties. But the price is the same as in the US, with the same specials and promotions. [sic]