I am moving from the east coast to california and was wondering what's the BEST way to take my guitar. I've done a google search and read about horror stories due to putting a guitar with the baggage. I definitely don't want to risk it getting broken. I got a gator case for Christmas but I am still nervous about it. And I am assuming a full size acoustic guitar is too large/awkward to take on as a carry on bag... or am I wrong?
As of right now, I am thinking about shipping it after I arrive but I don't know how to go about doing that either...
So any advice would be super helpful. Thanks!
I'm assuming you are flying, otherwise you would just take it with you in the car/uhaul.... So with that said, if you're flying, ship it the day before you fly out, or the day of depending on if you have time. Just do regular shipping, and insure it. Much cheaper than buying an extra seat on the plane. It will take several days for regular shipping to go cross country. Guitars are shipped all the time. I would trust that much more than airline package handlers tossing shit around. I've heard it's good to loosen the strings but that could just be a myth. Good luck!