I had a whole different experience. I received my D32 about a month ago. In the end, it was delivered by the US postal service. Yes, the guitar went through customs in NYC, but after that, it was just like getting package delivered. I was concerned about the possibility of a custom issue, ie having to pay an additional tax after getting hit with the currency exchange rate, and then another hit with the Visa exchange policy. I'm surprised that Fedex is going to be delivering it, maybe its because you are in a different part of the country. You might want to email JB and see how it goes. For me, it went through the Brit postage and then to the US postage.