CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Panther Guitars is now CITES compliant for international shipping of Rosewood, Ebony, and other exotic woods, harvested prior to January 1st, 2017.  We will let the buyer know if there is any issue with international shipping and refund any monies if we feel we cannot safely ship a guitar internationally.  Thanks.  

  Panther Guitars has been CITES approved by the US Department of Plants and Wildlife.  We have all the necessary CITES documentation for international shipping of instruments made 1n 2016 and before. Instruments made later may be shipped if they do not contain rosewood harvested after 2016.  Some companies include paperwork stating the date of the harvest of the wood for this reason.  Gibson so far, does not.  Richlite boards are one solution to the newer 2017/2018 models for international export. Please note that none of this applies to domestic shipments.  Thank you.     Photo by Bruce J. McAdam.

Panther Guitars has been CITES approved by the US Department of Plants and Wildlife.  We have all the necessary CITES documentation for international shipping of instruments made 1n 2016 and before. Instruments made later may be shipped if they do not contain rosewood harvested after 2016.  Some companies include paperwork stating the date of the harvest of the wood for this reason.  Gibson so far, does not.  Richlite boards are one solution to the newer 2017/2018 models for international export. Please note that none of this applies to domestic shipments.  Thank you. 

Photo by Bruce J. McAdam.