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Old 05-28-2019, 10:29 AM
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If it was me, I would let it sit unopened in my office for a few hours.
Then open the box for the next few hours, then take the case out and
let it sit a couple hours.....then open it.

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...of a New Jersey guitar to here in San Antonio. It will have been warm in both places, of course.

Question: I suspect it will have been in a FedEx delivery vehicle with air conditioning provided by the vehicle's open windows. If said guitar is delivered to my air conditioned office, is that enough of a temperature differential to be concerned about?
Follow up: If that IS enough of a differential to be concerned about, would opening up the package outside in the shade be sufficient?
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:34 AM
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Well the original post was from 2009 so I hope no one waited that long. : - )

Unless the guitar is going from one temperature extreme to another, letting it sit for a few hours and then feeling if the case feels like most other surfaces in the house or office, you should be fine. I do know folks who err on the side of caution and always keep to an at least 12-hour rule.

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Old 05-28-2019, 10:40 AM
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Well the original post was from 2009 so I hope no one waited that long. : - )

Unless the guitar is going from one temperature extreme to another, letting it sit for a few hours and then feeling if the case feels like most other surfaces in the house or office, you should be fine. I do know folks who err on the side of caution and always keep to an at least 12-hour rule.

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I love zombie threads! Just shows how problems 10 years ago are still relevant to this day!

I am glad that my new Taylor isn't Nitro though...funny how our tastes and preferences change over time.
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...by googling "acclimating your guitar" or something. The link for this thread was the very first thing that came up.

I felt like Gene Wilder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VkrUG3OrPc
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:42 PM
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...of a New Jersey guitar to here in San Antonio. It will have been warm in both places, of course.

Question: I suspect it will have been in a FedEx delivery vehicle with air conditioning provided by the vehicle's open windows. If said guitar is delivered to my air conditioned office, is that enough of a temperature differential to be concerned about?
No. It is not.
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:30 PM
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Why take any chance at all? What is one day more compared to the value of the guitar and the years that you might keep it?
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:42 AM
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I love zombie threads! Just shows how problems 10 years ago are still relevant to this day!

I am glad that my new Taylor isn't Nitro though...funny how our tastes and preferences change over time.
I have had guitars with stain, nitro, poly, and French polish. All very different finishes for sure.

I have found that it is really easy to do a search and then forget that you are responding to an old thread exactly because all the chatter is pretty much covering the same issues and opinions. Congrats on the new guitar.

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Old 05-29-2019, 08:53 AM
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Default The objective is, of course

...to find information that one is seeking. That much of the thread occurred years ago really has no bearing on finding that info.
Thanks for the congrats. I'm really looking forward to it. It'll be my first Gibson.
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