Okay guys so first off.. Why is this thread in the Tele Home Depot you ask? Well I finally got a hold of this beautiful bass that my older brother built from a fretwire kit. It's a 34" scale length ES 335 bass. Replaced most of the hardware and got custom wound pickups from Sunday Hand-wound. Neck is a thunderbird bass pickup, mudbucker-esque and really brings the rumble. The bridge pickup is a slightly smaller version of a p-bass pickup under a humbucker cover. The bridge is made by hipshot and is vastly superior to the gibson three point bass bridge that came with the kit. So needless to say, I was super excited to get my hands on this thing a few days ago and haven't been able to put it down since. I'm moving from the US to Ukraine in a couple of weeks and want to take this and one of my guitars with me because I'll probably be their for a couple of years and it'd be really lame to have to leave this thing in storage. problem is, because of the size of it the moving company is unwilling to ship it with our person effects that are being flown over. (wife's job is moving us, and they are paying the movers, sweet deal) they want to ship it by boat across the ocean. It'll be in a hardshell case and I'll make sure it's packed well, but I'm concerned about the temperature and moisture changes damaging it. If it needs a setup when it gets their fine, but if the neck is twisted or it's really damaged that would obviously be an issue. Does anyone have any experience with this type of thing? Am I just being paranoid, is the boat fine? I figure that every guitar made in asia is shipped via boat and they make it, right? So this will probably be fine, just like a solid wood table or dresser would be fine as well. BTW, I promise to post more pictures of the bass if you guys want. Maybe one with it's older sibling, my '64 Epiphone Rivoli that this was envisioned as a back up for.