UPS just dropped off my first Tele! Now, the agonizing wait to open the box!

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  1. Deathray

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    Wife just sent me a pic. I think waiting for it to get here was easier than the next 24 hours will be, knowing it’s just inside the box.
    It’s been ridiculously cold here in the Midwest during its trip from Russo music in Asbury Park, NJ. I don’t want to cause any issues by opening it up, and exposing it to a rush of warm air after single digit temps yesterday.
    So the wait begins!
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    It’s cool that they even had an appropriate Fender box, considering it’s a used guitar.
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  2. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    There’s something wrong with that gee-tar! It’s got humbuglers instead of proper Fender pickups! (Just kidding...eager to see your new baby!)
     
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    1300 E Valencia Friend of Leo's

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    Stand the box up.
     
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    Are they supposed to be standing upright during acclimation?
     
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    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    If it's not nitro, does it really need acclimation? I mean unless its -15 outside.
     
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    Open the box :)
     
  7. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

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    I don’t think I’ve ever waited to open a box. I guess it makes it last longer.

    Congrats on the guitar!
     
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    I wouldn’t think you have to worry about acclimation for this one. I received a guitar yesterday and opened it right up...was perfectly fine.

    At any rate, better safe than sorry, I guess and congrats!! Can’t wait to see pictures!
     
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    But do you have to stand it upright for the 24 hours if you bought an AVRI or a Thin Skin for example?
     
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  10. Deathray

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    I will, thanks. That’s how I store my cased guitars. Wife brought it in, and snapped a pick.
     
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    I wondered that, too.
    You guys are tempting me!

    I have never waited before, I read about this after I’d already had two other guitars come during winter. The one I probably should have waited on was my solid rosewood Yamaha acoustic. It did sound a bit different until it warmed up.
    It was like 1 degree out yesterday, but warmed up to 20 today.
    What to do? Lol
     
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    Lol! I bought my 2nd Burst from California during a December. As soon as the box showed up in MD I opened it up.

    To each their own.
     
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  13. Andy Summers

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    Do what makes you comfortable bro! Myself, I’d open for sure. But that is just me.
     
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    I just got a non-nitro guitar a couple weeks ago when temps were very low. I compromised by opening it in the garage where it was still quite cold. Looked at it and scratched the itch, then put it back in the case and brought it inside for the night.
     
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    The recommended wait time is actually 72 hours. Just kidding, open the dang box. It'll be fine.
     
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  16. Matthias

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    Wait if it's nitro. I spotted with the neck that I bought recently that if it's been sat in the cold overnight or over a weekend, things can get pretty much chilled to the core. The temperature difference between the wood and the surface of the finish could end up very different...
     
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    Open it. Congrats.
     
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    I'm tired of thinking outside the box

    Yea! for NGD
     
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  19. Recce

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    Wait the 24 hours for the guitar to acclimate. It won’t hurt you to wait and then you are positive you did it correctly. I did the same thing with a Martin five years ago.
     
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  20. Viejo

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    I don't know , It's a Tele. One of my favorite Telecaster stories is of Mike Bloomfield walking into a Bob Dylan session and smacking his uncased Tele on the wall to knock the snow off before he played.
     
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