The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15551   Message #140140
Posted By: JedMarum
23-Nov-99 - 09:36 PM
Thread Name: Help: Should I Fly With My Martin?
Subject: RE: Help: SHOULD I FLY WITH MY MARTIN?
If you are prepared to replace it, insure it for the real replacement cost (it's cheap enough) and let te airline handle it. They will be sure it is OK before the accept it, DON"T loosen the strings, pack the head with newspaper so it cant rattle around - and they will probably deliver it to safe and sound.

If it would break your heart to replace that guitar, even if you had the moeny in hand ... don't take the risk.

I agree with what Rick says, if you do this regularly you'd be better having a guitar for travel - one that you don't mind replacing.