The intense heat this summer has not been kind to my Acadian and two Bon Tee Cajun accordions. Air leaks in all three nd the BT "C" accordion has a sour reed. I'm loath to send them back to Louisiana but they all need work. How do you ship your accordions? Suggestions appreciated. Probably go FedEx, Big Brown or the USPS.
personally i dont know nothing about anything but i think that getting in touch with the/a builder that you have in mind to do the work would be a great start to answering your question.
they ship all of the time and they will be able to give you a true answer.
I use a cardboard box large enough for the accordion and 4 to 6 inches of foam padding on all sides.
An improvement on that would be to double box it. Inner box large enough to hold the accordion snuggly, with some padding. Outer box large enough to hold the inner box snuggly with maybe a couple inches of padding.
Thanks to both of you!
I should have mentioned this before. Make sure you get insurance when you ship your accordions. It's not that expensive.
Should have bought a:smile: Martin you would still be playing :laughing:
I've owned four Martins.
Martins, the butt jointed wonders.
It was hot here in So Oregon.. over 70 days of 90 plus..19 days of 100 up to 109.
We moved from Williams to Jacksonville..
finally had enough of the dope growers.
hop all is well with you.
As to boxking
Bubble wrap then a cardboard box.
Larger box with plastic peanuts as another buffer.
Hey there Cooter! Hope all is well up in your neck of the woods. Waiting for rain here. Call ya soon.
Thanks for the call... good to play catch up.
Pacific Storm has just hit here in the Rogue Valley..
lots of wind and rain.
Glad you are doing well,
hope to conect in person one day.
Alias Jeff Hildreth