We understand that a guitar isn't just an instrument. It's a passion. At Overland Express we've been shipping guitars for over 30 years, making us the leading courier for guitars. From Fenders, Gibson's and Yamaha's, we've made sending a guitar with us as simple as possible.
Whether you're a luthier in the guitar business, a musician looking to upgrade your instrument or an amateur just starting your musical journey, we offer a wide range of delivery options to suit your needs. We can collect and deliver to gig venues, shops, your home or work and offer guitar shipping Worldwide. From acoustic to electric, 6 string to 12 string, we can ship them all. Our guitar delivery service is trusted by some of the best names in the industry.
Most companies don't cover loss or damages when shipping guitars so, we arranged our own insurance up to the value of £20,000.00 which means you're fully covered if anything goes wrong, loss or damage (exclusions apply). All we ask is that you ensure your guitar is correctly packed in a hard case or guitar box. We work in partnership with the most trusted names in the logistics industry including DHL, UPS, and Parcel Force. While they might not be able to insure your guitar, we can. When sending a guitar with us you can be certain it will be safe and secure.
Our delivery options range from next day delivery throughout the UK, to express and road deliveries throughout Europe, all being available at competitive prices. We keep our prices low, so you can get the best deal on guitar shipping UK. Furthermore, our friendly customer service team is on hand to assist and advise you throughout the process. We take pride in being the best guitar courier UK. We have years of experience in the sector and have built long-term partnerships with some of the leading names in the industry. Our team are always available to help you with shipping a guitar UK, whatever the destination, you can rest assured knowing your guitar is in safe hands.
Before sending your guitar, please take a few minutes to read the packing advice below to minimise damages.
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Guitar delivery UK
We understand that guitars come in all shapes, sizes and types, which is why we offer a range of delivery options to suit your needs. Whether you're sending a vintage guitar or a brand new one, we can help. All of our delivery services are fully tracked and signed for, so you'll be able to follow your guitar every step of the way.
For more information, read our FAQ section below. We can be contacted by phone, live chat or email during working hours.
A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.
Sending a guitar overseas
We can deliver guitars to over 220 Countries, with various delivery options, such as a European road service and express air delivery for more urgent items. We provide all export paperwork for you free of charge and you can look up the relevant commodity codes via our website.
How to Send a Guitar by Courier
Hard case or guitar box
Large cardboard box
Cloth for wrapping guitar
Guitar box or cardboard box
If you need to send a guitar by courier, there are a few steps that you need to take, in order for your instrument to arrive in perfect condition.
When sending a guitar, the first step to packaging a guitar for shipping is to loosen off the strings, as in the event of them snapping, they could damage or scratch the guitar.
When you send a guitar, ensure that you place a cloth or a layer of bubble wrap between the fret and the strings, this will reduce the risk of any abrasion from the strings.
Wrap the guitar in cloth first, this can be old T-Shirts and then wrap in bubble wrap and then place it into the hard case, this will prevent it from chaffing on the side walls of the case. Put a further layer of bubble wrap or foam under the neck to support it during transit.
Fill any voids or gaps in the case with foam packaging peanuts, or bubble wrap. This is to prevent movement whilst the guitar courier is transporting the instrument.
Put a layer of bubble wrap over the face of the guitar and the tuning keys and close the case securely. Wrap the case in bubble wrap and secure in place with parcel tape.
Find a suitable sized cardboard box to pack your guitar into, these can often be found free at a good guitar or music shop. Insert your guitar into the box and fill any voids with bubble wrap or packaging peanuts and securely seal the box shut, then attach your parcel label to the box.
Please remember that a little extra time spent on the packing, will save you the heartache of a damaged guitar. For additional information on how to pack a guitar for shipping.
If you need a reputable courier for a guitar, then look no further than Overland Express.
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Feline Guitars have been using this small company for a number of years and always had great service and competitive pricing. We had previously used UPS directly till it got to be hard work to communicate with them. The personal attention and help that you can get in an industry that is increasingly automated and hands-off is a welcome thing to have.
Southwell Guitars have been using Overland Express for some years now for sending our guitars worldwide. Most major courier companies do not insure musical instruments but Overland Express have an insurance service that specialise in musical instrument insurance, giving my customers and me peace of mind. I also like that Stuart and Tim are always easy to contact if there are any questions or If I need any help. This was especially helpful after the chaos created by Brexit and the Covid pandemic. Overland Express are my first choice when I am sending guitars, something I do on a regular basis and recommend them to anyone.
I've been using Overland Express now for a number of years. As I send a good number of both electric and acoustic guitars every year, I wanted to find a company that offered reasonable shipping and insurance rates that guaranteed to cover guitars against loss or damage to their true value. Step forward Stuart and Overland Express. They offer top couriers and reasonable insurance costs to send guitars worldwide. In all the time I've used them I've never once had an issue. Service is quick, reliable and it is a real bonus you are able to contact someone quickly who will deal with issues should any arise. Highly recommended.
Loxley Custom Guitars
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The process of booking a parcel delivery on this web-site could not be any easier, after submitting a few basic details, the quote will be instantly provided, you are then only two pages away from completion.
The majority of our international and domestic express parcel services will deliver from the very next working day. Usually ordering before 1100AM (UK) will allow the parcel to be collected from you the very same day.
Shipping updates can be provided multiple ways. SMS text messages will be sent to both sender's and recipient's (if requested), Likewise for email. The status and location of the parcel can be viewed online by using the tracking number.
We can offer delivery of expensive items such as watches, jewellery and collectables. What's more, we can also insure these items against loss, theft or in-transit damage for up to £20,000.00 (exclusions apply).
That's correct, we have a UK based call centre. We don't sub-contract out our customer support team to an overseas call centre, we keep everything in-house. Our team will take your calls and answer emails during working hours.