Shipping in Summer

Wmacky

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I'm about to buy a guitar online, but I live in Sweltering humid Florida, and it's the middle of summer. Bad time to ship a guitar? Would you be concerned?
 

Staticbuster

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I wasn't worried about having a guitar shipped to me last week in 95 degree Georgia. I did make sure I was around to meet the delivery guy, as I didn't want it sitting on the truck any more than need be. Winter, summer, it's all good.
 

Flyin' Brian

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How many instruments are shipped by factories and dealers every day with no temperature related damage? Don't over think this.
 

Crash-VR

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I bought one recently and the seller chose to ship on a Monday so that it didn't sit in a trailer or warehouse over the weekend. I wasn't too concerned but didn't think it could hurt to be cautious.
 

73Fender

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I have one coming today from FL..fingers crossed..picking it up at the local Fedex facility.. PRS Korina MCCarty Braz board. I've been a little worried too..especially after the :"busted neck heel during shipping" thread.
 

Jo-Jo Beans

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Just like when buying in the winter, let the guitar acclimatize to your air-conditioned home for a few hours before opening the box or anything. Truss rod and intonation should be adjusted when you open it, but other than that there shouldn't be a problem.

Unless it's a guitar with no finish on it and you're leaving it outdoors in a Louisiana swamp all summer (or in Houston, where I lived for two years), a few hours/days of humidity won't cause any problems at all. A fair amount of humidity is actually good for a guitar - I keep humidifiers in all my cases now that I'm back in the dry desert part of the U.S.
 




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