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    How to pack and ship a guitar

    We have all heard the horror stories, and some of us have lived through the nightmare of receiving a damaged instrument because it was poorly packed.

    The following video playlist (with 3 videos) offers examples on how to properly pack and ship a guitar.

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    I only watched the first two videos. Help me out here guys. In the first video did he use (spray) Windex to clean the Guitar?? and then what, Orange Plus?
    The second video, newspaper? Print ink comes off when rubbed. I don't think I'd do that either.

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    Well ..... did you ever see "My Big Fat Greek Wedding?

    " ... whenever anyone has an ailment, put some Windex on it...."




    Quote Originally Posted by Fret Shop View Post
    In the first video did he use (spray) Windex to clean the Guitar??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVC View Post
    Well ..... did you ever see "My Big Fat Greek Wedding?

    " ... whenever anyone has an ailment, put some Windex on it...."
    LOL, have to remember that. Excuse me, have to go spray myself now.

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    Here's a good tutorial from Dan Erlewine On How to Pack a Guitar. In the example Dan packs a 1959 Reissue Historic Les Paul for shipment. I've used this method to ship dozens of guitars, mostly Gibson's, without a single issue.

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    The interesting thing about packing is that it's changed with the advent of UPS, FEDEX and automation. I worked in a busy music store back in the late '60s and early '70s (oh if I had only known what I know now) and we used to get Fender amps from the factory in heavy cardboard boxes with no extra packing except for an extra layer of cardboard over the grill. We never had any claims in the 6-7 years that I worked there. The truckers must have been more kind than UPS/FEDEX.

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