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Re: Loosening strings on a flight? Or not?

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> 
> loosen your guitar strings on your guitar before putting it in the hold 
> of a
> plane?

This is essential to prevent mechanic shock damage in case of hit
impact. Basses and guitars may have a very high tension balancing
string pressure and neck adjustment pressure. The wood is firm and
doesn't take damage by a hit, if stuffed up well inside a good case,
but the strings are loose and therefore take up the energy of a
violent impact.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen