All joints and edges are reinforced with packing tape; Carton is marked so the guitar & case will travel butt down and not have any other larger boxes placed upon it. Labels will go onto this top-side-up here.
NOTE: I make my cartons from previously used bicycle cartons in the interest of recycling. I PLACE PACKING TAPE OVER ANY MARKS IN THE CARDBOARD; This will distinguish between any dents or penetrations by shippers. These pictures also document the carton and it's packing prior to shipping, ....for the purpose of the rare event of an insurance claim, or if customs wants to know what's in the package (electronic circuits spooked customs agents for awhile but seems to be settling down now), and Customs can actually be shown the content via these packing webpages which would coincide with their x-ray views; And pictures on a website calms any of their fears that might arise about impropriety of contents.