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  • MF ships Les Pauls without double boxing it...

    and then they wonder why I'm returning a brand new guitar with a broken headstock.



    They shipped a new LP Jr. (which comes in a gig bag) in the small Gibson box. What were they thinking?

  • #2
    first mistake: buying from MF



    second mistake: assuming anybody there was thinking
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    • #3
      Sorry, but that is the shipper's fault, not MF.



      I am going out on a limb that the box says "Gibson" on it with some kind of a guitar looking graphic, as well as saying "FRAGILE" somewhere.



      It takes quite a bit of force to break a headstock inside a box and a gig bag. Shipping personnel should be doing their job to not throw it around like a piece of Samsonite luggage.
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      • #4
        Does the box have two layers of cardboard? A lot of "guitar boxes" that I've used are two-layered boxes already.
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        • #5
          I recently bought a LP and the gigbag it comes in is pretty thickly padded, plus theres an extra cardboard thing inside the Gibson box to stabilize the neck. Like Meowy said you'd really have to be trying to break the headstock inside all of that. Was the box damaged as well?
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          • #6
            I just bought a tele from MF and it was packed as good or better than any other guitar I've ever purchased online. YMMV I guess
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            • #7
              Wouldn't that be the way Gibson ships them. MF and many others ship from the same warehouses. I don't think anyone at MF see the boxes.

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              • #8
                Have any of you ever toured a FEDEX/UPS plant? I swear to God it's unbelievable, like something out of a Dr Seuss book. Imagine the inside of a beehive, or the mother ship from Independence Day, and you'll begin to understand. I'm amazed ANYTHING gets through those places unscathed.
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by DaleH
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                  Wouldn't that be the way Gibson ships them. MF and many others ship from the same warehouses. I don't think anyone at MF see the boxes.




                  I wouldn't be surprised given the volume, that MF receives wrapped pallets of guitars.
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                  • #10
                    Yep that's the shippers fault

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                    • #11
                      They double boxed both my guitars... Maybe they are running out of boxes?!?!

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                      • #12
                        I recently purchased a Gibson Midtown, and MF packed the Gibson box inside a large cardboard box, with some padding inside.



                        However, Music123 did send me a Gibson LP Jr Special in the original Gibson box only.



                        In neither case were the goods damaged.

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                        • #13
                          My Studio came from Germany to the UK in a gig bag and cardboard box. I'll trust DHL every time!

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                          • #14
                            I've received guitars both packed well (double boxed) or sent in the single manufactures box from MF in the past. With Fenders style headstocks it's rarely an issue, Gibson head stocks can break if you look at them the wrong way The box itself had no damage so the guitar landed on it's head at least once. Double boxing would have protected it even if that was the case.

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by CronoNYC
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                              I recently purchased a Gibson Midtown, and MF packed the Gibson box inside a large cardboard box, with some padding inside.



                              However, Music123 did send me a Gibson LP Jr Special in the original Gibson box only.



                              In neither case were the goods damaged.




                              Hoping the Tribute I have coming from 123 doesn't suffer the same fate as this one then.

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