Man.... lesson learned I guess... I digged and after about three links in I found this:
4) IMPORT DUTY
Although exempt from UK VAT, the purchase of one of our items will be subject to import duty. This is normally payable to the UPS delivery man by Check when he delivers the item to you. The duty rate varies from state to state so it is advised that you check this out ahead of purchase.
W O N D E R F U L... wife's gonna kill me... oh well I'll still have a baddass geetar after all is said and done.