Shipping musical instruments internationally

If you want to ship a musical instrument internationally, you should make sure it is prepared and packed properly for transportation. Getting your musical instruments around can be challenging, especially when moving abroad. Instead of travelling with them, consider shipping musical instruments internationally with Eurosender. Most of the brass, string, woodwind, and percussion musical instruments are fragile and valuable, so before placing an order, choose appropriate packaging and measure your parcel.

Since musical instruments are expensive and delicate, and usually hold sentimental value, it is important to pack a musical instrument for shipping carefully. We fully understand that musical instruments are the type of things that need special care and treatment when being transported. Thus, we will gladly offer you the best pieces of advice and cost for shipping musical instruments internationally. If you want to send brass, string, woodwind, or percussion instruments to another country, you will find guidelines on how to prepare and pack a musical instrument for shipping.


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Get informed on how to pack and ship different types of musical instruments

  • Before placing an order, you should learn how to pack a musical instrument for shipping. The cost of shipping a musical instrument depends on its dimensions – measure your box and insert its dimensions below to check if your parcel qualifies as a standard shipment.
  • If your parcel fits the standard dimensions, then the cost of shipping a musical instrument will be displayed directly on our website. If the box exceeds the standard dimensions, you can request an individual offer tailored to your shipment. In both cases, the final cost of shipping a musical instrument internationally will be affordable.
  • In the price of standard shipping service, there is already basic insurance included. Your musical instrument will be insured for the value of € 200 free of charge. It is also possible to extend the insurance coverage for only a few euros in case you are going to send brass, woodwind, string, or percussion instruments of high value.

If you are not sure which insurance option to choose or you simply need more assistance with shipping a musical instrument in Europe, you can always get in touch via our online chat, e-mail, or phone number.

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Shipping musical instruments in Europe and internationally

We know how precious your musical instrument is to you. Our experts will advise you how to pack a musical instrument for shipping in order to keep it well protected during transit and avoid any damages. We will help you to pick an affordable and secure courier service too. Eurosender partners with many renowned and reliable shipping service providers, which enables you to ship musical instruments in Europe and internationally in just a few simple steps.

Shipping musical instruments internationally is simple and affordable. All you need to do is to:

  • Pack a musical instrument for shipping
  • Measure the parcel
  • Check the collection and delivery addresses to make sure both can be located easily
  • Book the shipping service on our platform or request an individual offer. The latter option would be essential for double bass shipping, harp shipping, piano shipping, and sending other non-standard musical instruments internationally.

How to pack a musical instrument for shipping?

Prior to shipping a musical instrument internationally or across Europe, it is necessary to prepare it for transportation beforehand. We present some guidelines for getting different types of musical instruments ready for transportation.

Brass instruments. In this category, the most popular musical instruments are trumpet, trombone, and horn. If you want to send a trumpet, trombone, horn, or other brass instruments, you need to place your musical instrument in the original case and make it immobile. Using a box of the corresponding size is possible as well. Afterwards, nest a case in the box and seal it properly with enough of adhesive tape.

String instruments. In this category, violin, viola, guitar, mandolin, cello, harp, and double bass are prevalent. If you are wondering about how to ship a guitar, violin shipping, or cello shipping,you are welcome to check those dedicated pages. Meanwhile, harp shipping and double bass shipping will probably need a tailored offer (in case the length of the shipment is longer than 175cm and its weight is more than 40 kg).

Percussion instruments. Drums and drum sets are the most popular musical instruments in this category. You can check a detailed page on how to pack and ship drum kit internationally and domestically. To send percussion instruments safely, make sure that they are properly protected with bubble wrap, immobile in the box, and sealed properly.

Woodwind instruments. Packing and shipping harmonica, flute, clarinet, or oboe is not difficult, but you also need to prepare such musical instruments properly. Make sure that the item is immovable by putting plenty of packaging materials and sealing the box.

Ship your musical instrument with Eurosender

We all enjoy music in some ways. If you happen to be both a passionate traveller and a music fan, Eurosender can offer you an alternative. Travelling with your precious instrument and carrying it with you can be tiring – choose to ship your musical instrument with Eurosender instead, to any location you are heading to. So, whenever you plan a stay abroad and cannot imagine it without playing some music, consider shipping a musical instrument internationally. The only thing left to do is to plan a collection, pack a musical instrument for shipping, and place an order online.

With Eurosender, you can ship a musical instrument of any kind. Therefore, shipping a mandolin, a guitar, a violin, a double bass, or any stringed instrument becomes easy with trustworthy courier service providers. Explicit guidelines for packing and shipping a trumpet, a trombone, and other brass instruments ensure their safe transportation. Woodwind and percussion instruments would be also transported fast and easy as our platform selects the most optimal shipping route.

If you have any questions or suggestions about packing and shipping musical instruments, you can always contact our experienced customer support team members. They will provide necessary recommendations and estimate the cost of shipping a musical instrument for you.

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