How To Ship A Guitar

A Step-By-Step Guide To Safe And Secure Packing

Need to ship a guitar? It's easy. We'll show you how.

First Things First...

First, make sure you have the right materials. You'll need:

  • A sturdy box - Not too big and not too small, in new or like-new condition.
  • Bubble wrap - Let the recipient do the popping (or have a little left over for yourself).
  • Craft paper - Any soft, clean, inkless paper will do (ink can stain the guitar's finish.) 
  • Packing tape (also called packaging tape) - Not all tapes are created equally. Make sure yours is stretch- and tear-resistant. 
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Next...

  • Next, get the guitar ready for a long ride. Loosen the strings to alleviate some of the tension on the neck. Remove any moving parts that might come loose or scratch the finish (think switch tip, whammy bar, etc.). Stow those safely in the case compartment. Cover the fretboard with some clean, neatly cut scrap paper.
  • Now, set the guitar securely in its case. Fill any open spaces around the body with craft paper, taking care to ensure that the guitar is snug but not stressed. If the neck is fully supported and the headstock is isolated, then you're ready to close the case. If not, surround the neck and headstock with more crate paper to prevent movement and potential damage. 

Finally...

  • With the case firmly closed, give it a shake. Hear anything? Feel anything? No? Good. A properly packed case should have no detectable signs of movement, except for what you've stored in the compartment. 
  • Finally, wrap the case in bubble wrap or firm packing paper and slide it into your box. Fill any empty spaces with crate or packing paper. Resist the urge to use packing peanuts. You'll be glad you did (and so will we.) They're bad for the environment and your stress levels. 
  • Seal up the box and, once again, give it a shake. If the case doesn't move, you're set. Just cover up any old labels, slap a new one on there, and rest easy knowing that you packed it like a pro. 
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface

Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface

$1,399.99
The ‘68 Customs have become an extremely popular amp series for guitarists who love classic Fender sounds along with toneful modifications that resonate with today’s players.

The ‘68 Custom Pro Reverb takes its cues from the original 40-watt model, improving its portability and tonal flexibility by reducing the cabinet size and weight, moving to a single-channel format and single 12” speaker, and adding a middle tone control. This refined and upgraded amp is the perfect size and volume for almost any gig, and may be the ultimate pedal-friendly platform.

Amplifier Type: Tube
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 operates at -6dB)
Cabinet Material: 7-ply 3/4" Meranti plywood
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speakers: One - 12" Celestion NEO Creamback
Total Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7
Dimensions: 13.10x22.70x27.50 IN
Weight: 44.60 LB
Footswitch: 2-Button Vintage Style (Reverb On/Off, Vibrato On/Off)
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Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface
Fender Amps / Guitar Combos Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface

Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface

$799.99
The ’68 Customs have become an extremely popular amp series for guitarists who love classic Fender sounds along with toneful modifications that resonate with today’s players. 

At just 5 watts, the original Vibro Champ was famous for classic Fender tremolo, tube sparkle and killer grind at a reasonable level. The ’68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb improves on this classic amp by adding hall-emulating DSP reverb and using a larger 10” speaker for increased low end. These additions make this little wonder perfect for rehearsal, home recording and even small gigs.

Color: Black
Amplifier Type: Tube
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 operates at -6dB)
Cabinet Material: 7-Ply 5/8" Birch Plywood
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speakers: One - 10" Celestion TEN 30
Total Impedance: 3.2 ohms
Power Tubes: 1 x 6V6
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
Dimensions: 12.50x19.50x20.50 IN
Weight: 26.40 LB
Footswitch: Optional 2-Button Footswitch

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