If you've been following the 'United Breaks Guitars' story, the latest news is that Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars has offered his support to Dave Carroll and guitar players everywhere in a YouTube video and has put out advice on travelling with your guitar and information about Taylor's new Factory Service Center.Here's the press release that they have sent us...
To address the hazards commercial airlines pose to travelling with a guitar, Taylor Guitars is here to offer tips and tricks to keep your guitar safe as you travel (a downloadable PDF is available). While the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) came to an agreement to allow guitars to be considered as carry-on luggage in 2003, thousands of musicians can relate a personal tale of instrument mistreatment at the hands of any number of airlines.
With advice from the AFM, here's a few tips Taylor Guitars recommends:
Additional tips and information from the AFM on keeping your instrument safe can be found here.
You can learn more about the TSA's policies regarding musical instruments here.
Taylor Guitars Downloadable PDF