PACKAGING AN IBANEZ JEM?
PACKAGING ADVICE - A GUIDE
- Consider the inside and outside of the guitar case when packaging. The inside should use bubble wrap to prevent movement inside the case and supporting the headstock.
- Boxes or layers of bubble wrap should be durable and boxes if used, double-walled. Remember that items will get stacked in transit, therefore your packaging may need to support the weight of other packages.
- If using a box choose the size of the package according to its content. Under-filled boxes are likely to collapse; overloaded ones may burst.
- Always use high quality materials for your shipments. Consider strength, cushioning, and durability when selecting your wrapping supplies. Its usually best to provide some bubble wrap support, particularly for the headstock inside the case
- Fill all cavities within the case with bubble wrap to prevent movement of the guitar inside the case
- Ensure any tremolo arms/tools etc are wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in the pocket of the case. Use enough bubble wrap to prevent these tools from getting loose and moving about in the case
- Make use of cushioning materials, especially to stop your packaging contents from moving.
- Use strapping or strong tape to seal and secure your box.
- We recommend encasing the entire guitar in at least 5-7 layers of small bubble wrap to ensure any knocks don't damage the case
- Place the shipping label in a clear place on the guitar box to improve readability for courier personnel.
- When re-using a box, remove all labels and stickers. Ensure that the box is in good shape and not worn out.
- Do not overfill the inside of the guitar case with bubblewrap so that the case is difficult to close! Squashing down can snap the neck if you have used to much!
- Do not use cellophane tape or rope to seal your shipment.
- Do not consider "Fragile" and "Handle with care" labels as a substitute for careful packaging. They are only appropriate for information purposes.