Have you ever worried about buying a guitar online because of the weather conditions that it may be exposed to on the way to your doorstep? Here are a few pointers to guide you through ordering a guitar in the winter.
- Be familiar with the finish on the guitar you order. Taylor guitars have an extremely durable UV cured finish, explained here. This UV finish is more durable than traditional lacquer and prevents damage from temperature swings.
- Know your dealer. Some dealers (like us!) insure guitars being shipped so you will have recourse if something goes wrong. This gives you peace of mind while you wait for your guitar.
- For guitars with a lacquer finish, such as our Santa Cruz and Carmel guitars, ensure that the instrument is gradually acclimated to the inside temperature. When you receive the box, open it and let the guitar sit in the closed case for up to one hour while it adjusts to indoor temperature. (For those of you familiar with Carmel and Santa Cruz, you know this will be a long one hour wait)
- Talk to us! We know that every guitar purchase is unique. If you have questions, we urge you to call us and ask any questions you may have. We're always happy to help.
By James at Guitar Rodeo