If it will during the shipping stay in a cold weather with low humidity, it's a big risk to do it. Maybe best to ask some reputable shops in the US or the maker for advice.wombosi wrote: ↑Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:21 pmI'm curious how risky it is to ship a guitar across the US, or from western CA to the US, in the middle of winter?
I imagine the guitar could be essentially outside (unconditioned space) for the better part of a week.
Seems like a scary thing to contemplate shipping even locally when warm outside!
Hi Albert, good to hear that it arrived just fine. You mentioned the 10 days in custom and it reminded me of my own experience. Out of curiosity, I'd like to ask how much you had to pay to for customs?albert-canuck wrote: ↑Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:01 amI just got my Flamenco guitar and as you describe it too has finish checking in it. I contacted the seller in California and he admitted that it had a little bit of checking but not bad before he sent it. I suspect the cold temperature here in Canada didn't help it any, especially the 10 day wait in customs.
The checking isn't very noticeable unless the guitar is viewed at an angle in bright light from about 1 foot away. I just wish it wasn't there as the guitar looks essentially new otherwise. Hopefully no cracks develop but all is fine so far.
I have had other guitars shipped in the winter with no problem but I won't be taking a chance like this again. It will be summer time for shipping if I buy another and probably from Canada to avoid the customs frustration.
Great!albert-canuck wrote: ↑Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:09 am
Relative humidity outside right now is 81% but the temperature is -14 C so it is still dry. Inside it is 33% and 21 C which is also dry but I haven't seen any ill effects on the guitars. No protruding fret ends or changes to the tops. My flamenco guitar has very low action (like 2 mm for the first string on the 12th fret) and there is no buzzing or intonation problems.