Shop Tip #054
© Frank Ford 2004; Photo by FF

When packing an instrument for shipment or travel, concentrate on the most vulerable part. Most of the time, that's the peghead, which can snap catastrophically from the inertia of a flat fall without any visible damage to the case or packing box. You'll virtually eliminate this injury if you pack the peghead VERY solidly - top and bottom - so it is held rigidly in the case.