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Shipping guitar from east coast to west coast

Postby PhilHunt » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:03 am

Does anyone know how much it would be (roughly) to ship a guitar from east coast to west coast?
Which method is cheaper USPS, UPS, or Fedex?
I'm shipping a CE.
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Re: Shipping guitar from east coast to west coast

Postby David Elliott » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:27 am

PhilHunt wrote:Does anyone know how much it would be (roughly) to ship a guitar from east coast to west coast?
Which method is cheaper USPS, UPS, or Fedex?
I'm shipping a CE.


Phil,
It's strictly a matter of weight and time. How much it weighs, and how long you want it to take to get there!

USPS Postage Calculator
http://postcalc.usps.com/

UPS Postage Calculator
https://wwwapps.ups.com/ctc/request?loc=en_US

FEDEx Calculator
https://www.fedex.com/ratefinder/home

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Re: Shipping guitar from east coast to west coast

Postby jay » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:59 am

If you are looking for cheap...go parcel with the USPS. It will take 7 days most likely, but should be around 40 bucks, if you use a guitar box that is relative to the size of the guitar. I have had great "luck" shipping with the USPS...i guess everyone has horror stories, but they have done me right.
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Re: Shipping guitar from east coast to west coast

Postby Norm » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:30 pm

You would be wise to google 'how to pack a guitar for shipment' and view more than one presentation.
Insure it.
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

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Re: Shipping guitar from east coast to west coast

Postby Ray Bohlken » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:39 pm

I found this link on packing guitars at Gruhn Guitars web site. I've shipped right many guitars and used this method and have never had a problem.
Ray

http://www.gruhn.com/features/packing/
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Re: Shipping guitar from east coast to west coast

Postby MitchC » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:06 pm

Phil, I just shipped a Gretsch from CA to VA - 26 lbs 48x20x10 box via FedEx ground insured for $1800 - Price: $69.48
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Re: Shipping guitar from east coast to west coast

Postby David Elliott » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:58 pm

jay wrote:If you are looking for cheap...go parcel with the USPS. It will take 7 days most likely, but should be around 40 bucks, if you use a guitar box that is relative to the size of the guitar. I have had great "luck" shipping with the USPS...i guess everyone has horror stories, but they have done me right.


I believe, generally speaking, you'll find the USPS will be less than most other shipping methods.

Whichever method you use, pack it well, (with particular emphasis on the neck area), and mark the parcel (on both sides and in large block letters), "VERY FRAGILE- HANDLE LIKE EGGS! :)

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Re: Shipping guitar from east coast to west coast

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