Post by swampyankee on Feb 11, 2020 11:49:15 GMT -5
I just got my new/used J-35 delivered by UPS. It was picked up yesterday and delivered across state, so it's been either in a truck or a depot for about 24 hours. It arrived double-boxed in what looks like it's original Gibson box, the actual guitar in it's case. I was expecting to wait 24 hours after delivery, but what is conventional wisdom concerning the amount of time to allow a package like this to acclimate before I can unpack and inspect it?
Depends on the outside temps where you live. How cold has it been?
If it's been below freezing, I'd wait at least 12-24 hours, with half that time leaving the case in the box, then half the time with the case out of the box ... but DO NOT give in to the temptation to open the case and take a peek! It could cause finish cracks.
If it's above around 40 degrees outside, I'd still wait 6-12 hours - using the half and half rule I applied above.
Take you time...you'll soon get to enjoy your new guitar!
Post by swampyankee on Feb 11, 2020 13:06:03 GMT -5
Actually, the period of time its been in transit temps have been no lower than 40 degrees and averaging 45 or so. It arrived in my office at work at 10 this morning and it'll sit there it the box all day. If what you say is correct, I should be able to take the case out of the box when I get home tonight and I could be playing it this evening. I can always take a temp reading of the outside of the case with my IR thermometer and see how close it is.