It really just depends where you buy it from. If it is from someone on ebay, then there is a chance that it will be a bit damaged, but only if the person who is selling it to you was irresponsible with it. Also, if you buy it online from an online store, you can look up there damage return policy. If the guitar that you recieve is damaged then you should be able to send it back to have it replaced, repaired, or refunded. The only other thing that I can think about is whether your dad thinks that it may get damaged during shipping and handling. As long as the instrument is properlly packed, it should not be damaged at all. (My dad is an online guitar salesman so I know some stuff about this.) Where ever you chose to buy from, just make sure that you read the fine print, and know that there is a shipping and handling fee. Good luck!