1 Don Birchett 6 months ago I have read many posts about the hazards of guitars being shipped and then received and having to take care in opening the box, then the case.Here's the thing. The guitar is coming from Iowa. The Midwestern deep freeze. It is coming by USPS Priority to Tempe, Arizona. Temperatures this week are in the 70s and will approach 80 by the weekend. We usually get mail in the late afternoon. The guitar will have arrived in Phoenix the night before. Temperatures at night are in the 50s, so it will have done a great deal of acclimating long before it is loaded for delivery. Then it will be out on a truck all day. So the question that I have is for a Pro level Gretsch (2005), do you really think that I need to go through all of the rigamarole with opening the box, letting it sit, pull out the case, let it sit, unlatch the case, let it sit, etc?