I've shipped about 5-6 guitars via FEDEX in the past year and never had any problems, luckily. However, the last two times I've shipped guitars with them they have given me a hard time about declaring a value over $500. One time, they said they needed to inspect the guitar, which makes sense to me. Today. even after inspecting the guitar and agreeing that it's in like new condition, the FDEX rep said he still can't insure it for over $500 because it's not being shipped in its original box. I told him that the case was original and therefore it should be considered as being shipped in the original container. He relented and agreed to insure it for over $500, especially when I showed him how securely I would be packing it. I'm just wondering if anyone is aware of any policy changes at FEDEX recently? The current policy that is on the FEDEX website for shipping guitars is listed below. My guitar was not over 20 years old, or customized/personalized so I don't see how this policy would apply to me.