I am in Northern Europe, and to get a special edition guitar from a US Reverb seller that I really wanted (of course) - I ended up with a 'forward-shipping company' that specializes in shipping stuff from the US to my country. They were very expensive, but it worked out very good. In my case it was shopusa.com, but there are several companies like this, and one should of course check who operates in relevant countries, and check their prices and ratings before considering them etc. They give you 'your own real' local US address, so you actually don't have to tell the US seller he is shipping out of the US, since they are - after all - only shipping locally. I did in my case though, because I had asked if he would ship abroad to me himself, before coming to this, and it would have been cheaper if he had agreed. So the seller ships locally in the US, to 'your own personal' US address, where it even might be repacked if necessary, and the second shipping company ships abroad. In my case, they also handled my local customs and tax. Northern European countries are very efficient in collecting money from their inhabitants, so the forward-shipper didn't have to do this part for me, but since I paid premium for their service, it did feel natural after all that it was part of the deal. This kind of arrangements of course demands you trust your seller to ship what you expect, returns and refunds will be quite problematic. Another time, I couldn't get a guy to ship a guitar internationally from Manchester UK, and I ended up jumping on a low budget plane and picked it up in the airport. In this case, the low budget airfare was comparable to regular shipping. But in these climate change times, I will think twice about jumping planes again, the guitar from Manchester has been my main guitar ever since though.