Packing and Shipping a Banjo
Customers often call or emaill us for instructions on how to pack their banjos for shipping.
The way I ship all my new banjos and repairs out is as follows:
the banjo in its case and wad up a double sheet of newspaper under the
peghead. I twist up a double sheet of newspaper and stuff it around each
side of the pot (to prevent thumb screws from vibrating out of the resonator).
Just before shutting the case I wad up a double sheet of newspaper over
the peghead to prevent whiplash. I close the case and prepare a box with
a padding of wadded up kraft paper (50 pound) on the bottom to cushion
the pot end of the banjo case. I stuff the case down into the box crushing
the kraft paper. I stuff more kraft paper around each side of the case
to immobilize the case inside the box. Lastly, I stuff a wad of kraft
paper over the end of the banjo case and close the box up.
medium will do so long as the banjo in its case is immobilized inside
the shipping box and there is some space between the inside of the box
and the outside of the case.
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