Paying extra care in the preparation of shipping a musical instrument is very important. Musical instruments are expensive and delicate, it is crucial to dedicate some time to read our instructions carefully when packing any type of musical instruments for shipping.
- Start by placing your musical instrument in its original case or a proper size box. Cushion it properly till it won’t be able to move.
- If you are shipping a violin, a viola, a guitar, a mandolin make sure your musical instrument is safe for transit. Wrap the tailpiece with foam wrap and secure it. Protect the bridge by using two foam blocks. Cover the scroll with bubble wrap and secure with tape. Wrap the item including the scroll with bubble-wrap. Fill any extra space with additional packing material to ensure pieces are unable to move.
- To send percussion instruments safely, make sure that they are appropriately protected with bubble wrap, immobile in the box, and sealed carefully. Remove the drum hoops and heads. Wrap the bass drum hoops with bubble-wrap and slide them into the shell. The box must have a layer of bubble wrap and additional cardboard on the bottom and sides. Pack the snare drum, the cymbals separately and smaller hardware separately by each other. Fill any extra space with cushioning: to ensure nothing can move around during transport.
- Packing and shipping a harmonica, flute, clarinet, or oboe is not tricky, but you also need to prepare such musical instruments properly. Make sure that the item is immovable by putting plenty of packaging materials and tightly sealing the box.
Materials to use
Angular corner protectors
Materials to avoid