How to Ship Musical Instruments
Shipping your musical instrument abroad doesn’t have to be a costly, confusing or time-consuming process.
My Baggage takes the stress out of shipping your treasured musical instruments with our safe, cost-effective and reliable musical instrument shipping service.
Musical Instrument Shipping
The thing about musical instruments is, they’re very individual and showcase our personality.
From personalised tuning pegs for your guitar right through to customised drumsticks for your kit, your musical instruments are more than merely a way to make music.
They’re part of who you are and how you express yourself.
And of course, when you’re going abroad – whether it’s for a holiday, studying abroad, or even relocating – you’ll want to bring your instruments with you.
Why? Well, buying new musical equipment in our destination country isn’t appealing.
Let’s not forget; your musical equipment is expensive, so protecting it from damage is your number one priority.
Thankfully, taking your musical equipment abroad doesn’t have to be confusing, expensive and time-consuming anymore.
You could say it’s music to your ears.
Are you planning on strumming a couple of Ed Sheeran songs out at a campfire in Canada?
Or maybe you’re providing the instrumentals for a classic Oasis song with your friends on holiday in Spain?
Wherever you find yourself, you’ll love how our guitar shipping hits all the right notes.
We’re pretty sure you won’t want to carry your keyboard through the airport either; does that strike a chord with you?
Imagine the hassle of waiting for your keyboard at the airport carousel, hoping it hasn’t been damaged.
It’s often said that when you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you’re telling a story.
So, of course, you’ll want that story to have a happy ending.
By that, we mean your violin arriving at your final destination on time and in the same great condition.
Drum roll, please…
It’s time to march to the beat of your own drum and have your precious drum kit and sticks meet you at the door when you arrive at your destination.
We don’t like blowing our own trumpet, but… our great team can collect your drum and drum sticks from your home and deliver them directly to your destination.
Even better, you can follow their journey using our tracking system.
What musical instruments can I ship?
Great news, you can ship most musical instruments with My Baggage!
This includes our popular services for:
- Guitar Shipping
- Keyboard Shipping
- Violin Shipping
- Drum Shipping
At the moment, we do not offer a piano shipping service. You can send keyboards, however, pianos are simply too large for our service and would need a specialist piano mover.
Why should you ship your musical instruments?
Your expensive musical instruments shouldn’t have to play second fiddle when you go abroad.
And our musical instrument shipping service customers are making a song and dance about how reliable and cost-effective My Baggage is.
If you choose to ship your musical instruments and equipment with My Baggage, you can focus on other things and let us face the music on your behalf.
My Baggage’s popular music equipment shipping service allows you to travel between countries without having to drag an instrument through airports, security and all that jazz.
But it’s not just the convenience aspect that My Baggage customers love.
By using our musical instrument shipping service, you will be able to avoid expensive airline baggage fees that could be put to use elsewhere on your trip.
Struggling for ideas on what to spend your savings on?
How’s about a Nandos in the airport, maybe?
Or splash out on some new must-have musical instrument accessories that you’ve had your eye on.
And just like you can’t unring a bell, it’s always a bad idea to use instruments that aren’t your own; they just never feel right for a jam session.
Nothing can replace playing your own instrument.
So when you ship your music instruments abroad, you’ll not have to worry about renting instruments or equipment abroad (these can be costly!).
My Baggage ships to over 200 locations around the world.
So no matter where your holiday, work or studying takes you, we will be able to provide a musical instrument shipping service that won’t break the bank.
Need to contact us regarding an issue?
Our friendly customer service team are available seven days a week.
And we’re easy to reach by phone, email and live chat; we’re there when you need us most.
Who should use musical instrument shipping?
Our musical instrument shipping service is used by people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Some customers go on music holidays and choose My Baggage to get their instruments and equipment to a destination safely.
Others are moving abroad for work and don’t fancy forking out a lot of money on a new instrument, so they want their own shipped over to their new home.
We also have many student customers who are about to embark on the most exciting adventure of their lives; studying abroad.
Regardless of why you’re going abroad, our musical instrument shipping service is low-cost and reliable.
And most importantly, we’ll make sure your precious cargo arrives at the same time you do and in the same condition.
Is shipping my musical instruments safe?
My Baggage ships personal items around the world daily.
And we have got a hard-earned reputation for making sure your beloved possessions arrive safely and on time.
We’ve travelled 204,624,857 miles across the world, so it’s fair to say that after clocking up that many miles, we know how to look after your prized possessions.
Our 100,000+ happy customers are shouting from the rooftops about how great My Baggage is.
Check out what they have to say here.
From the moment we collect your musical instrument and equipment until it’s delivered to you in your destination country, our couriers will handle everything with care and respect.
We also offer Free Compensation Cover, which you can enhance to cover up to £1,000 for a small fee.
How much does it cost to ship my musical instruments?
Prices can vary due to each country having its own set of customs and taxes rules.
But as a general guideline, for example, you could ship your musical instruments from the UK mainland to the USA starting at just £74.
Shipping from the UK mainland to Spain starts from as little as £34.
Are you shipping your musical instruments to Australia? We’ll have it with you in just three-four days, with prices starting from as little as £110.
How long does it take for my musical instruments to be delivered to their destination?
The length of time can vary a little, depending on where your musical instruments are being sent to.
For example, if you’re sending your instruments from the UK mainland to Spain, your package could arrive there in just three-four days.
Are you sending your musical instruments to Canada?
We’ll have it delivered to you in just two-three days.
How to ship musical instruments
We’ve made musical instrument shipping pretty straightforward as we know they’re your pride and joy.
When sending your instrument, it will need to be boxed up or placed in a hard travel case first and then boxed.
You can pick up a travel case or boxes online for a relatively small price.
The box you use needs to fit within our normal size restrictions and can be sent through our standard services.
Here are some packaging tips:
- Carefully prepare your musical instrument for shipping.
- Use a robust and new parcel box.
- Use bubble wrap, packaging peanuts or crumpled up newspaper on all the essential parts of your musical instrument, attached to it using some parcel tape.
- Ensure your instrument cannot move around once it’s inside the box.
- That’s it, as easy as that. If you’ve any old newspaper or bubble wrap left, fill in any empty space, which will stop your instrument from moving around too much in transit.
- Close the box and tape it closed with your parcel tape.
- Add all of your printed labels to the box.
- Have a cup of tea; you’ve done great!
- We’ll call and collect your package soon, and next time you see it, you’ll be in your destination country.
Did you know?
Along with musical instruments, you can also ship golf clubs and skis through our service?
How does My Baggage Work?
It’s as simple as it sounds.
Or as simple as 1, 2, 3.
- Book a collection on our website.
- Print out the labels supplied for your bicycle.
- Sit back and wait for us to do the rest.
We will collect your items from anywhere in the UK and then deliver them to your hotel, apartment or home overseas at a very reasonable rate.
Even better, we also offer a generous 30kg/66lbs weight allowance, almost double what airlines permit.
Full Tracking Service
My Baggage customers love how they can track their musical instruments across the globe.
Firstly, we will send you an SMS text message to remind you of the time and date of collection.
Secondly, you’ll be able to enjoy using our innovative tracking system that allows you to follow the progress of your instruments on their journey.
Our easy-to-use system lets you track your musical instruments from your inbox or our website’s ‘My Orders’ section.
You’ll enjoy total peace of mind and eliminate that worry we all experience when we’re waiting at the baggage carousel at the airport, praying that our items aren’t missing.
Save Money With Our Musical Instrument Shipping Service
When you are about to move abroad, go on holiday or study abroad, saving money is undoubtedly at the top of your list of priorities.
After all, you’ll want to settle into your new home and enjoy the area without having to think about money.
And musical instrument shipping can save you money in more ways than one.
To begin with, you can avoid those often hefty excess baggage charges that can make a real dent in your savings.
You see, musical instruments can be pretty heavy, and airlines are not always happy to assist you in transporting them.
That is, of course, unless you pay a hefty fee.
Taking your musical instruments abroad means you will not need to hire or buy one when you reach your destination.
Musical Instruments Shipping Customs Information
You’ll be glad to know that goods do not pass through customs clearance when shipping within the EU.
Which is excellent news for you because that means they’re not subject to import tax or duty and do not require declaration.
However, when shipping outside of the EU, you are legally required to adhere to customs and declare your shipment.
Generally, My Baggage shipments clear customs promptly, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects.
Don’t worry, though; My Baggage makes this process straightforward.
When you book with us, we will provide you with the appropriate customs documentation.
Then, all you have to do is complete it, print, sign it and attach it to your shipment.
If you have any questions along the way, we’re just a phone call, email or Live chat away and will advise you on all aspects of the service.
And don’t worry, we won’t take days (or weeks!) to reply to your emails; over the last three years, 92% of emails were answered within 2 hours.
Have a question? Just ask!
Why Choose My Baggage?
More than 100,000 customers have placed their trust in My Baggage.
They’ve chosen us to transport their musical instruments, bicycles, skis, personal effects, luggage, sporting goods, and more!
We’ve earned a glowing reputation from our customers who appreciate how we make a confusing, frustrating, costly process quick, easy, and cost-effective.
With My Baggage, you’ll have total peace of mind.
And we promise it won’t break the bank either; you can enjoy lower fees to suit your budget.
We believe that our efficiency and customer service are unrivalled.
At My Baggage, we like to keep things straightforward, and for you, that means there are no hidden fees or stealth charges.
You won’t get any surprises from us, and our pricing is transparent; the price we quote is exactly what you will pay.
Sometimes, you’ll have questions that need to be answered.
Thankfully, as Europe’s number one shipping experts, we’ll be here to help you every step of the way.
We also offer;
- Low-cost shipping to over 200 countries worldwide.
- Convenient door to door collection and delivery services.
- Fast transit times with express services available on many routes.
- Full online luggage tracking with SMS and email notifications.
- Dedicated customer support via phone, email and live chat.
So if you need to ship a musical instrument within the UK or overseas, get a quick quote now!
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