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Offline Gitariz

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Need some tips in moving
« on: February 07, 2019, 10:24:18 PM »
Moving out of our apartment soon and I have some troubles with packing my guitars. Stringed instruments like guitars need a lot of extra care during packing. Do you guys have any tips on how I can safely store and transport it to our new home? I'm having doubts on including my musical instruments with the movers. I have a friend who owns a truck and he insisted on helping us. It has a truck bed cover and I'm thinking of the guitars there.

Anyway, is it good to put crumpled newspapers in the hard case or should I stick with packing peanuts or shredded paper?

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Offline billy

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Re: Need some tips in moving
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 12:01:31 PM »
how far are you moving? 

I've moved numerous times.  Maybe a dozen times in my adult life and each one involved at least 2-3 guitars, amplifiers, etc.  I moved the most expensive ones myself, and let the movers handle the others. 

Typically, I had no issues and the movers have insurance coverage as long as you tell them you want coverage on the instruments.  The worst thing was losing an upholstered pad for a chair and a sledgehammer.  And I got reimbursed.

If its not cross country, then I'd probably just take your friend up on his help with the guitars and anything fragile.   

Assuming the cases fit well, they're made for short trips in a car or van, without any extra crumpled paper, packing peanuts etc.  Just don't put a ton of other stuff around the cases.  If not too far, a separate trip might be worth it.
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Re: Need some tips in moving
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 12:27:19 AM »
Moving out of our apartment soon and I have some troubles with packing my guitars. Stringed instruments like guitars need a lot of extra care during packing. Do you guys have any tips on how I can safely store and transport it to our new home? I'm having doubts on including my musical instruments with the movers. I have a friend who owns a truck and he insisted on helping us. It has a truck bed cover and I'm thinking of the guitars there.

Anyway, is it good to put crumpled newspapers in the hard case or should I stick with packing peanuts or shredded paper?


Oh h*'ll yes, move them all youself and anything else that is irreplaceable. 
Theft from movers going across state lines gets really ugly over jurisdictional prosecution.
1996 Tangerine Fly Deluxe

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 08:25:33 AM »
Make sure they have flight cases, then if you can't transport them yourself, box the case and ship them via UPS or FedEx padded well with instructions to "Hold For Pickup" at the nearest location to your final destination.

UPS and FedEx have a good reputation for shipping gear, Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Sam Ash and others do it all the time.

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