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 Shipping Guitars Abroad 
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Viking Kong
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Post Shipping Guitars Abroad
Hi all,
Just wondering if any of you guys have any advice on shippping guitars abroad?
How do you pack them etc?

Also, for UK guys, any companies that you would recommend using?

Thank you!
David

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Is it just the guitar, or does it come with a case?

WIth the case, there's not too much to worry about, I think. Maybe try to put some old newspaper inside the box with it, and it should be fine.

If there's no case, what I've seen people do is to unscrew the neck and send the guitar in 2 pieces.

Don't know if I helped or was too obvious.

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sometimes it's good to put the guitar's cardboard box, in yet another cardboard box... or... if the guitar has a case: Wrap the case in bubble wrap... and wrap the bubble wrap with duct tape on the outside

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detune it to remove strain on neck.
assume someone will drop it on route.

pack WELL.

insure it.

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Thanks all!

Does anyone have any company recommendations?
Any good/bad experiences with any of them?

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