How To Ship A Guitar Safely?How To Ship Bulk Order Guitars?

how to ship a guitar

How To Ship A Guitar Safely?

1. How to ship a guitar with safe packing

2. Is case or bag necessary

3. Can we pack by carton

4. How to ship bulk order guitars

1. How to ship a guitar with safe packing

As a professional guitar supplier,we definately understand the risk in shipping guitars to abroad.

How to ship a guitar safely is a question that always asked by clients.  

The risk of ship a single guitar maybe twice or more of shipping bulk ordered guitars.

No matter how to ship a guitar,safe packing is the first thing we have to do.

There are tips we need to pay attention.

  • Remove unnecessary items. Mostly mean to remove accessories and tools from the case to avoid dings and scratches of guitar.
  • De-tuning before shipping. This means to relieve tension of neck and fingerboard. It is not necessary to remove all strings, but loose strings through tuning machine.This allows some bending without break.
  • Wrapping the neck with bubble wrap. This is important because it can help to protect neck from break.And bubble wrap will help to protect tuner as well.
  • To protect fingerboard with layers. Refer to layers, newspaper is an easy and good material to use.Just slides newspaper between strings and frets.
  • If guitar can move inside, it is not safe during shipping. It is reasonable to use bubble wrap to fill gap between inside of case and guitar, especially, fill the gap under neck.

2. Is case or bag necessary

Normally,put guitar into the case or bag is helpful for safe shipping.

However,it is not so safe unless you fullfil the space to avoid any movement of guitar inside.

Guitar case is definately more helpful than bag.Especially,if the case is made of ABS or glass fiber,it is hardenough to against any rough operation or shipping service.But plywood case maybe not so strong.

Anyway,it is better to use guitar case if it is supplied.

Gutiar bags are various in cotton thickness.Some of them even don’t contain any cotton layer or other kind.So if you ship with bag, then you still need careful packing as showed above.

No matter case or bag, just take it if you can.

3. Can we pack by carton

Sure. And it is a basic outside packing. When you ask how to ship a guitar,carton should be your first answer.

Normally, we use corrugated carton as outside packing.

Because of corrugator, the carton has vibration ability of certain level.

Remeber that warning sgin like Fragile Goods should be printed on outside of the carton.

Above is how to ship a guitar or small quanitty of guitars.

how to ship a guitar

4. How to ship bulk order gutiars

The packing is as indicated above.

Besides, pallet should be used to integrate cartons which is more convenient and safe loading.

There are many kinds of pallet, we normally use  non-fumigated pallet which is acceptable for most of countries.

This means the material is sterilized plywood.

how to ship a guitar

Sometimes, we will use 20 HQ container or 40 HQ container for large quantity.

If by container, single packing is more easier, but safe symbol is always printed on outside of carton.

When deliver by container, the courier will pick up from warehouse to port. Both pallet or container packing is normally used in sea-freight.

how to ship a guitar


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