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Offline Alaina

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how to ship a guitar?
« on: March 19, 2007, 11:39:22 AM »
How do I ship a guitar that does not have a case?  Who is the best shipping company, where do I find a box that size?  

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 11:58:55 AM »
Go to a guitar store and see if they'll give you a guitar box. As for me, I'd never ship without a case. I've had shippers break guitars packed well WITH a case.
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 12:31:11 PM »
You cant ship a guitar without a case, unless you dont care about the insurance ,most carriers state that the guitar must be packed in a reconized case of the same size and be packed inside as to not move freely,so if its a guitar you dont care about put a stamp on the outside of it and ship as it is,other wise expect it to arrive in peices.louis

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 03:53:53 PM »
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Originally posted by Alaina: How do I ship a guitar that does not have a case?
Like this: http://www.bryankimsey.com/shipping/ ... [:p] Don't think it's advisable  without a case.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 10:59:41 AM »
......hi-    extreme caution.....!.....if electric bolt-on- just remove the neck......otherwise, try a pawn shop for a cheap hardshell case.....ups is by far the worst shipper......us mail is far more kind to packages.......i have heard many stories of broken axes......jim......
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 11:40:02 AM »
I ship without a case all the time.  Go to your local music store and get both the cardboard box (triangular box) as well as the rectangular box.  I use bubble wrap as well as chunks of styrofoam.  I've shipped perhaps 24 guitars, give or take, and never have a broken guitar.  Be sure to purchase insurance.

I pretty much exclusively use FedEx Ground these days.  Shipping is less than $20.  I shipped my J56SW, with a case, back to Washburn and it ran something like $18.  That was with $500 of insurance.

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Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2006 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2004 Washburn D52SWCE Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D46SCE-12 Southwestern
2004 Washburn WD18SW Solid
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
1981 Electra Phoenix X140N