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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: richards12 on October 11, 2018, 09:49:25 AM

Title: Moving a guitar
Post by: richards12 on October 11, 2018, 09:49:25 AM
Hi all,

New to the site but just looking for a bit of advice.

A family member has kindly offered me their Fender CC-60S Acoustic however I will need to pay for it to get from Newcastle down to Kent.

It's in a hard case but I was just wondering if anybody had any advice on how to get it moved?

Thanks

Edit: I've just found these who seem like a large item courier (https://www.shiply.com/large-item-delivery/). Does anybody have any experience with them?
Title: Re: Moving a guitar
Post by: Joom on October 11, 2018, 02:40:02 PM
Welcome to the site, Richards12.  I'm on the wrong side of the planet, afraid I can't help with this one.

But Mick should be along soon to offer some advice...
Title: Re: Moving a guitar
Post by: Mick on October 11, 2018, 09:58:51 PM
Hi richards12, and welcome to Guitarist Guild.

Unfortunately I can't really advise you regards shipping . moving a guitar, not had to do this myself.  I have read some horror stories about some couriers, but I guess it's a gamble whichever one you use.
Title: Re: Moving a guitar
Post by: Hinfrance on October 12, 2018, 02:49:15 PM
I had a bass delivered by DHL from Portugal - inside two cardboard boxes (heavy duty ones) and  packed with bubble wrap and loads of brown paper. It was so well sealed it took me more than half an hour to get the package open. But inside the guitar was perfect. So I would suggest filling the hard case with bubble wrap and then putting the hard case inside a strong cardboard box, also with all the voids packed with bubble wrap, and the whole thing covered in parcel tape. Any courier will chuck it about, but if it is seriously well packaged it'll be fine.

Don't forget to insure it!

Good luck.