So, after UPS held my beautiful, handmade, one-of-a-kind, $8500 Hopkins Marquis guitar hostage for 12 days* and failed to deliver it on 3 occasions, I finally managed to pick it up from their Downtown LA facility (not without more strife of course). And guess what? It is severely damaged! Hooray for UPS!!!
I will never do business of any kind again with UPS and I strongly caution anyone shipping anything from Canada to USE A DIFFERENT CARRIER. I have never experienced anything like the utterly idiotic, totally unnecessary contortions that they forced upon me. I only hope that I live long enough to see the demise of this useless institution.