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Thread #49771   Message #754949
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
26-Jul-02 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Guitar string tension v gauge
Subject: RE: Guitar string tension v guage
It is intuitively obvious to me that the probability of a headstock fracture due to inept baggage handling is much reduced if the strings are slackened off.

It is not intuitively obvious, however, to the L'Arrivee guitar company, who recommend keeping the strings at full tension while travelling by air.

I do not think for one moment that this is a cunning ploy to keep their repair personnel busy ....