I've shipped dozens of guitars and amps all over the globe, by USPS Priority Mail, without a single mishap. So, when asked by the postal clerk if I want insurance, my first reaction was, "Naw, I've shipped these things to the far reaches of the planet without a problem." She said, "You sure?" Once again, I caved and bought insurance.
This is a photo of 'Sweetness', the three-string guitar. . . the one I should have left hanging on the wall. I especially liked it, because the Cohiba box produces a great sound acoustically, and the handwound TotalRojo magnetic pickup gave it a rich and brilliant voice through my amp. And, it looked good and felt good to play.
This is how the guitar arrived at its Oregon destination.
I was careful to wrap the guitar in bubble wrap and to fill the box with 'peanuts', and to attach 'fragile' stickers on all sides. I guess I should have included stickers that said, "Please don't run over this box with your Gawddamn truck!"
Oh, well, I'll now wait to see if the insurance coverage works.