Music Gear News
Customs seize Japanese musician's violin
A report from the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper states that Yuzuko Horigome was transiting through Frankfurt Airport last week following a concert in Japan when she was told that she needed to pay duty on her 1741 Guarnerius violin.
She was asked to pay 190,000 euros, plus fines, taking the total to 380,000 euros. The music instrument was confiscated when she could not produce the documents proving she had purchased the violin in 1986.
"The instrument is a tool for my work. For musicians, instruments are like parts of your bodies," she told the newspaper.
"I have used Frankfurt Airport many times and never had problems like this before. I don't know why this happened."
A spokesman for the German authorities told the news provider that the instrument might be returned if it is regarded as necessary for Horigome's job.
Published by A.W
Posted on 23 Aug 2012 15:05 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.
Use it in your bedroom or take it to the stage, Pioneer's DJM-750 MK2 DJ Mixer is equipped to handle the most demanding requirements of the modern day DJ.
Using DSP technology and a selection of integrated profiles, SubZero's new range of digital speakers are able to adapt to a variety of different applications.
Making a much-anticipated return, Yamaha's illustrious Tour Custom kits are penned to cater to the working drummer in need of a sturdy and reliable workhorse.
The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.
A familiar face in an all new format, the Waza Amplifier Head lets you experience the full power of an established classic in the comfort of your own bedroom.
Recent Music News
Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.
Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.
Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.
New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.
Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.
Designed to complement the TR-08 Rhythm Composer, the Roland SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler offers a plethora of exciting new sampling methods for live performances.