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Re: Loosening strings on a flight? Or not?

Good, I just delivered the guitar (with loose strings) to someone that will take it to Italy for me... I just hop I get it back some hours before, I like it to sit in tune for a bit, shes a bit temperamental. 

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM, mark francombe <mark@markfrancombe.com> wrote:
> 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

Mark Francombe
twitter @markfrancombe