We are not box shifters, we take your packing and shipping very seriously..!
We have to. You have probably just spent a lot of money with us and you would obviously like your valuable musical instrument to arrive at your door, without drama, fuss or damage.
We have many years (stretching way back in to the last century) of packing and shipping fragile musical items all over the world - in fact the number of sometimes priceless, vintage instruments we have shipped is in the thousands.
When you buy a vintage or second hand item from us, it will be hand packed by one or more of our specialist, in house staff and then shipped in our own custom made, ATB branded cardboard boxes (If applicable). Most guitars over £500 will be shipped with a free, current year ATB Guitars calendar, a USB stick containing the products images and a signed inspection sheet detailing the originality of the item you have purchased. All of which you are welcome to re-use if, and when you decide to sell.
We ship via our preferred carrier UPS (United Parcel Service), smaller items such as straps and leads are usually shipped via Royal Mail Signed For. Tracking numbers are always provided.
For extra special or expensive items we offer hand delivery, by air land or sea to virtually anywhere in the world we can get a UK visa. And we have done this quite a few times.
Shipping prices vary by item and by location, please see the individual products for details but as a rough guide, prices for a solid body guitar is usually:
UK - £35
Mainland Europe - £55
USA - £165
Rest of World (rates can vary a lot depending on country) - £210