NGD (Never thought id say that again!)

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mbkri, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    5B99681E-DF3D-4562-BB7D-52F573B66800.jpeg Acclimatizing nicely.
    Although i dont know how necessary that is. It came from Bel Air, California (hot), spent 5 days in transit with FedEx (hot and probably didnt see any air conditioning), and now its arrived in Telluride, Colorado, (hot) and is in my rented digs (no air conditioning).
    Im thinking i will open it after work in about 7 hours.
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  2. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    It says this way up ^......It’s not...The guitar is toast..:D

    Congrats, looking forward to the unveiling
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  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Crap. I should have read the label. Ive ruined it. All the notes will have fallen to the bottom
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  4. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    I wanna know what kinda pilgrim lives without AC ??o_O:eek::eek::eek::eek::confused::confused::cool::eek::eek::D:D
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  5. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    I’d give it a good 24 hours before opening it up.
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  6. J Bird

    J Bird Synchromatic

    Fra-gi-le...must be Italian.
  7. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    I always do in chicago, and i will if it seems like thats the safe thing to do. I just thought with the scorching temps across the states and the 5 days its been in transit its hardly had anything but steady hot and humid. But youre right. Better to wait than be sorry. I will open it tomorrow when i wake up, which is 24 hours after it arrived at altitude in Denver and 18 hours after i got my hands on it.
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  8. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    If it’s boxed my first step would be to open the outer box lid to let it breath and acclimate. Best of luck! Can’t wait to see it.
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I’m bad. I check the day and night temps the guitar has traveled through for the last 24 hrs. Then use that info along with, is the guitar laminate and Poly or solid wood and Nitro be my guide as to how long I let a shipped guitar sit prior to unboxing.
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  10. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    ooooh waiting to see what you have there.
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  11. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Me too!
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  12. Gretschzilla

    Gretschzilla Gretschie

    Apr 20, 2021
    Saint Paul, MN USA
    So, am I the only one breaking out in hives waiting for the grand opening?
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  13. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    I dont know how this night will ever pass. 14 more hours!!!!!
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  14. brent99

    brent99 Electromatic

    Jul 22, 2021
    center point AL 35215
    I never wait 24 hours...thats like years on NGD. Congratulations!!!
  15. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    I admire your patience. I do have the advantage of living in a temperate area but I have yet to wait to open a package.

    If was hot during shipping and it is hot outside, can you open it outside?
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  16. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Well, at least you included pics! :D
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  17. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    I'm awful on the waiting to open thing. Because I'm in Michigan, if it's cold out I will give a few hours, then open the box and let it breath, then remove the case (if it is not cold to the touch) and give it a little more time. Never 24 hours though. But that's just me.
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Nothing better than a grand opening ceremony! :cool::)
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  19. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    You're a better man than I, mbkri!

    When I got my PRS guitar a few months back, it arrived with a Sweetwater sticker warning me not to open the box for 24 hrs. So I waited, and then thought that Sweetwater might have been getting returns stating that damage happened after unboxing, and they weren't warned. I opened the outer box, and waited a whole 8 hrs, before opened the inner box, and then the case the guitar was in. Yeah, I admit that I just couldn't wait any longer.

    BTW, the guitar is just fine.
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  20. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    It’s always -50 at 40,000 feet.
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