Should I be concerned with shipping a PRS from NH to TX in this cold weather?

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  1. 57Strat777

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    I bought a PRS yesterday and it is shipping from New Hampshire to Texas via FedEx ground. I have to admit that transit through 2000 miles of sub-freezing climate has me a little concerned. Temps at night are hovering just above 0 degrees for half the way here. Should I be worried about damage to the guitar?
     
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    I think you'll be just fine. PRS rock!
     
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    Let it sit in room temperature for as long as your patience will let you.
     
  5. archey

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    Prs uses a polyester urathane finish. It's a lot less likely to crack than nitro.
     
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    Yep. I used to take mine from the trunk of my car into the bar and immediately pull it out of the gig bag to warm up to the room before we started, and I never had an issue with the finish.
     
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    I just had a Rickenbacker shipped from Texas to here in Central Ohio. I have to admit, FedEx did a great job. I waited a day to open it up but everything was fine. I did have the seller de-tune the guitar first. Was shipped in the Original Case, wrapped in bubble wrap and in a large Cardboard box. And it was COLD here when it arrived.
     
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    Depending on where you are in Texas, it may get held up for awhile. I've had a Les Paul sitting in a FedEx just North of Dallas for about 2 and a half days now due to the snow and icy conditions. Expected delivery changed from Wednesday to N/A. Whoo!

    But no, I wouldn't worry too much about the weather. It's more about rapidly changing temperatures than too cold or too hot. Enough time on the truck and it basically acclimates to your local weather in transit.
     
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    Except we just got another cold front, so he might need to wait for it to acclimate to the warmer indoor temperatures....
     
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    Never worry about anything that you have no control over. You'll live longer.
    Let it sit in it's box until acclimated before opening.
     
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    He didn't say which PRS it was. PRS has used at least three different finishes, including Nitro, no?
     
  12. archey

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    That's a damn fine point.
     
  13. 57Strat777

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    It's a NF3. I think those have the V12 finish or some such name like that.
     
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    Just let it stay is the case indoors for 6-7 hrs before opening. No worries. Ive had many shipped to me in cold climates to fairly warm Atlanta with all types of finishes with no problems with that method.
     
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    I have heard the v12 is prone to flaking problems. I have no first hand experience with it though.
     
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    It's less prone than nitro flaking off a Gibson Historic.
     

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