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    How to ship guitars - The StewMac way

    StewMac has come out with their own shipping system for safe guitar transport. Of course, it’ll cost ya. Although you can get the individual parts relatively cheap, if you have your own stockpile of guitar shipping boxes (I have a little space left in my garage.)

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    Looks nice, but if it costs like everything else from StewMac, I'll just use my system!
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    That's actually pretty cool if you ship a lot. A 10-pack for acoustic is $115. That's cheaper than paying any of the shipping companies to pack for you.
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    Eleven bucks a box is pretty darn good, IMO. I can buy good quality used guitar boxes (mainy Taylors) at the Music Emporium in Lexington, MA, for five bucks a pop, but that's a good half hour drive for me -- though I'm often in there anyway.

    I probably don't ship enough guitars these days to make it worthwhile, but for those who do! (I love Stew-Mac BTW -- I'm a long time customer.)

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    I think that's just a super deal and looks easy as can be!! Even at the higher cost for the 3-pack (I assume) it's still a good system and something that i would use on occasion. Thanks for posting this, Chris! Seems like something that's been needed for a while.....
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    Pretty cool. Would make a whole lot of sense for someone like me who tends to over-do the packing..... Right GAD ?
    But how cool is a is it for the effects geeks that there's a pedal available that helps inflate the airbags ??

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    There has to be a joke about adding an air compressor to your pedal board.

    I note many of the folks who discuss shipping spend a lot of time on what happens inside of the case. Presumably that would still be required.

    I also note that once again bass players/shippers have to improvise using recycled boxes.
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    What he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    There has to be a joke about adding an air compressor to your pedal board.
    Well obviously it's for playing "Air Guitar"!

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    I go to the local music stores when I am ready to sell a guitar, I go down and ask them for a box. I always tell them it is one less thing you have to throw in the dumpster. I have only been denied once and that was because they all had just been picked up by the trash man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guilds of Grot View Post
    Well obviously it's for playing "Air Guitar"!
    Grot wins the Internet for the next 15 minutes.
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuball48 View Post
    Frono: You are correct----again.

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