Question: How long to unpack a shipped guitar?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Dr Improbable, Jan 14, 2021 at 6:20 AM.

  1. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    53
    Apr 4, 2015
    Wisconsin
    It's 21 degrees this A.M. Guitar was shipped in state yesterday, should arrive today. How long should I leave it in the box before unpacking it? Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Prolly double boxed, id take it out of the first box , and let it acclamate to your inside the house. For a few hrs. 6 or 8
     
  3. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    I'd just open it, unless it's vintage nitro or an expensive acoustic.
     
  4. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-holic

    Maybe a few hours, overnight, if that
     
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  5. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

    Age:
    50
    Jul 19, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    Modern poly finishes are tough, open that sucker up unless its a mid to top end acoustic or a nitro finish. I've done it on a couple guitars, zero issues.
     
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  6. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
  7. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    51
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    You beat me to it. :)
     
  8. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    51
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Put it near the fireplace and let it roast for a little bit. :)
     
  9. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

    895
    Jun 25, 2018
    Planet, Idaho
    I know of some people who let items for up to a week before they touch them, not because of acclimation but rather to allow any virus to become ineffective.
     
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  10. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier Double Platinum Member

    Age:
    58
    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    I typically will give the box a couple of hours inside, then open the outer box and let is sit for a couple of more -- probably overkill, as I have also ripped right into one once immediately after I received it, in the middle of winter, w/o issues
     
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  11. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    I've let them sit several hours before opening and I've also opened them when they showed up with no issue.
     
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  12. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    91
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    I unpack when it arrives ..Never had anything fall apart or melt yet..
     
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  13. Tconroy

    Tconroy Squier-holic

    Age:
    61
    Sep 11, 2015
    kansas city mo
    I had a lable on mine that said wait 2 to 6 hrs. depending on the conditons where it was coming from. I was at work and my son opened the outer box and by the time I got home it was ready. I would just open the outer box and slide it out and wait another hour or maybe put a space heater in the room. Its kinda cold where I play so I pull my guitar out of the case and it is cold to the touch. I let it sit on the stand for 15 minutes while the space heater brings the room temp up some.
     
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  14. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    58
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    HNGD...firstly..
    I'd let it sit for a few hours when you bring it in, if it's in 2 boxes take it out of the outer box. Let it sit away from any heat sources for at least 3 hours. I'm anal with that, I screwed up a guitar that I brought in from the cold and the neck pocket cracked when I tuned it up. Then Tune it up after it's at room temps.
     
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  15. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    My last two had been sat in trucks for three days coming from Germany in winter. Nothing dropped off, just needed tuning.
     
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  16. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    15
     
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  17. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    53
    Apr 4, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Thanks for the replies!

    I bought a Sterling/EB Albert Lee Model. This one, from a shop across the state:

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    I'll fill you guys in when it arrives...
     
  18. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-holic

    Apr 25, 2019
    Arequipa
    Interesting guitar, I didn't know that model.
     
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