Re: Shipping a guitar without a case
Its always best to leave it strung under tension, but if you want to split it apart, heres how I would suggest doing it.
LOOSEN THE TRUSS ROD. Put a peice of tape of masking tape over the neck telling the buyer to remember to tighten it back up
Bubble wrap the neck copiously. Box it up tight
For the body Its pretty simple, just wrap it up. I stick rolled up cardboard tubes to create support points on the neck joint, and then rolled up cardboard in each corner and tape them in.
edit: there is more then one way to skin a cat, this is just how I've done it successfully in the past.