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Old May 13th 2010, 5:22 pm
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any ideas,

have a EPIPHONE DOT, (hollow body electric)

options are

1> fly it over with me, padded bag, in the cabin (according to BA website) probably going buisness

2> have it freighted across. IF SO
i: Should I get a hard case, sepcficaly for this
ii: The softy padded one but, shed loads of bubble wrap

Am hoping to go LCL with my belongings.
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Old May 13th 2010, 5:23 pm
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case I have is similar to this, it is well padded but.....

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Originally Posted by jaye944 View Post
any ideas,

have a EPIPHONE DOT, (hollow body electric)

options are

1> fly it over with me, padded bag, in the cabin (according to BA website) probably going buisness

2> have it freighted across. IF SO
i: Should I get a hard case, sepcficaly for this
ii: The softy padded one but, shed loads of bubble wrap

Am hoping to go LCL with my belongings.
If you can afford to fly business class, you can afford a real Gibson.

Specifically.
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Dont put it in the hold in anything less than a flight case and certainly wouldnt freight it in a gig bag. I would say bring it in the cabin, or else sell it and get the real thing once you arrive here
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If you can afford to fly business class, you can afford a real Gibson.

Specifically.

Ouch!!
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You can buy a hard steel flight case for £79 from here:

http://213.246.100.108/p/Stagg-Alumi...r-Flight-Case/

or a similar (economy) one for £65 from: http://www.theflightcasecompany.com/...r-Economy.html

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Oh, guitar snobs are just rife these days.
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
Oh, guitar snobs are just rife these days.
I shipped a harp over here a few months ago - got a wooden crate with polystyrene inside build for it for £125. Well worth it - no way would I risk it in the hold of an aircraft with anything less than a steel or wooden case, but in the end it went in the container with everything else.
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Default Re: Taking Guitar over

Originally Posted by jaye944 View Post
any ideas,

have a EPIPHONE DOT, (hollow body electric)

options are

1> fly it over with me, padded bag, in the cabin (according to BA website) probably going buisness

2> have it freighted across. IF SO
i: Should I get a hard case, sepcficaly for this
ii: The softy padded one but, shed loads of bubble wrap

Am hoping to go LCL with my belongings.


My husband has many guitars but his Gibson Les Paul goes on board with him.
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Don't use United.

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Default Re: Taking Guitar over

If you have the option of shipping it over with other furniture/boxes - are you able to remove the neck?

My husband has a Telecaster which he did this with - he then packed each piece up tightly with bubble wrap, put the strings away etc and packed the screws etc etc.

It packed up quite small in the end........sorry if useless (or your guitar does not separate) but this is how we did it - without it costing us an arm and a leg - it went via the normal shipping company in a big cardboard box with other items.

Arrived as we had left it

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If it's important to you - which it obviously is then don't pop it into the container, one BE members' husband had all of his guitars stolen when their container was broken into and ransacked.
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If you can bring it on board then do so. I brought a banjo from Ireland to Vancouver through Heathrow last September and there was no problem bringing it on board, I wouldn't trust putting an instrument in the hold.
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Originally Posted by Piff Poff View Post
If it's important to you - which it obviously is then don't pop it into the container, one BE members' husband had all of his guitars stolen when their container was broken into and ransacked.
Actually that's right - I remember that one now too. We must have been lucky but tbh luck plays a big part no matter which way it travels!
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