I’d like to get started on playing the Shamisen by self-teaching. I already saw some of the recommended books pop up on this website which is also a plus.
Thing is, the book is easy to get in Europe, but an actual Shamisen is not. The starter set on this site looks very promising and I’d love to order, but I want to ask fellow Europeans if aside from the 70$ Shipping costs (which is absolutely fine) they also had to pay additional fees due to any import taxes from the EU.
The few times my family has decided to import something from any non-EU country we got hit hard with an additional import tax.
I just want to make sure there won’t be any nasty surprises if I do decide to order because it is so difficult to find a decent starter Shamisen, even second hand.