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Old 03-15-2019, 12:22 PM   #61
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I run around with my old Ovation Pinnacle. In a gig bag it stays out of the way in the closet.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:37 PM   #62
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I have a Taylor GS mini that is extremely portable, playable, and it sounds great. Itís my go to when Iím going on a trip and I want to play
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:44 AM   #63
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Obviously the best travel guitar for airstreaming is...wait for it...
An ‘AIR’ guitar! It takes up little to no space, and is supremely durable.
I jam out with it, then smash it after every song...and it’s still good as new!
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:57 AM   #64
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Obviously the best travel guitar for airstreaming is...wait for it...
An ĎAIRí guitar! It takes up little to no space, and is supremely durable.
I jam out with it, then smash it after every song...and itís still good as new!


How did this escape the thread until now???
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:13 AM   #65
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Well...

I bring my Collings D1A Western Shade top everywhere! I've dragged that or similar $$ guitar to numerous bluegrass festivals for 20 years! I keep it in an old style Reunion Blues gig bag that is minimal protection but have not had an issue. Newer gig bags are too bulky IMO.

Mine rides on the bed under blankets or in TV and hangs on hook in camp.

Many complain about gig bags but frankly I have never heard of a guitar mishap with a gig bag! Most damage occurs when guitars out of case so it doesn't matter the case! You just be danged careful!

I left lots behind when decided on RV lifestyle but not my Collings!

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Old 03-16-2019, 11:24 AM   #66
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... and: bad wine, grumpy people, uncomfortable shoes and cheap-waxy chocolate!
Glad to see you're still in the groove, Janet!

I have a Backpacker. It's probably THE most mis-understood and maligned instrument ever built. It's widely panned because of it's funky ergonometrics and it's soft volume... but it's the best guitar built for the purpose for which it was built... and that's to take an instrument places where otherwise you wouldn't have one. If you've got room for a dreadnaught, then take a dreadnaught! If you're going somewhere that space, weight, or conditions don't allow taking a full-sized guitar, but you still want something to play, then take your Backpacker. It's pretty simple, really.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:59 PM   #67
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Well, yesterday I made the mistake of going guitar shopping with a friend. I found a used, actually there is no visible play wear, cedar and cherry Seagull dread that played and sounded great, for three hundred dollars at the local guitar center. So it followed me home and will be my new camping guitar. It came with a beater thermoplastic hard case that fits and will be good enough to ride in the trailer. The wife is suspicious that it won't fit in the closet but I explained to her that she takes too much stuff anyway and after I get rid of most of her clothes and hobbies my guitar will have lots of room. I'm not sure she bought that, but we'll see. ��
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:06 AM   #68
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I have two guitar hangers mounted on walls of my Airstream. Watch the sales at Guitar Center. I think I bought the pair of hangers for about $14 several years ago.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:22 AM   #69
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How did this escape the thread until now???
Really. It is so obvious.....
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:50 PM   #70
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Well, yesterday I made the mistake of going guitar shopping with a friend. I found a used, actually there is no visible play wear, cedar and cherry Seagull dread that played and sounded great, for three hundred dollars at the local guitar center. So it followed me home and will be my new camping guitar. It came with a beater thermoplastic hard case that fits and will be good enough to ride in the trailer. The wife is suspicious that it won't fit in the closet but I explained to her that she takes too much stuff anyway and after I get rid of most of her clothes and hobbies my guitar will have lots of room. I'm not sure she bought that, but we'll see. ��
Mike

I am always surprised by the tone of Seagulls. They seem like they're made of balsa wood, but I love their sound.


Also, a guitar is much more important than a change of clothes.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:23 PM   #71
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Now that I've basically finished my Airstream, I've started in on other projects... like designing and building myself an electric, self-amplified, battery powered bass guitar. Sort of a cross between the two below, with some organic shapes thrown in. I've been helping a friend get his CNC router together, so I plan to really hit it out of the park with a shaped design.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:29 PM   #72
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Now that I've basically finished my Airstream, I've started in on other projects... like designing and building myself an electric, self-amplified, battery powered bass guitar. Sort of a cross between the two below, with some organic shapes thrown in. I've been helping a friend get his CNC router together, so I plan to really hit it out of the park with a shaped design.


Dang! Would love to see/hear that when youíre done! When you say self-amplified - do you mean to include not only amplification but also speaker(s) in the body? There are some amazing small units (think Bose/Jambox/Demer) that can carry bass frequencies pretty well. Will be interested to see how you work that all out! Love the creativity!!
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:18 AM   #73
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Dang! Would love to see/hear that when youíre done! When you say self-amplified - do you mean to include not only amplification but also speaker(s) in the body? There are some amazing small units (think Bose/Jambox/Demer) that can carry bass frequencies pretty well. Will be interested to see how you work that all out! Love the creativity!!
You are correct. Thanks for the props! I've also been impressed with those little Bluetooth speakers. The price of small, powerful amps has dropped as well (see parts-express.com). Bill FitzMaurice does some amazing things with folded horn cabinets (I'm building his Jack Lite 112 right now as my main bass cab). So it's the confluence of these trends, and my buddy (who is also a pro speaker builder) who has the CNC router that has me on this path.

The design goal is to be able to stand up to at least two "enthusiastic" acoustic guitarists. Somebody has to keep the groove going!
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:38 AM   #74
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:50 AM   #75
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Someone needs to create a foldable back-packable cajon and weíve practically got a band!
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:47 AM   #76
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I have a Yamaha silent guitar and really like the sound. You can amplify the sound through an amp if you want to entertain or just use headphones. Very compact.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:54 AM   #77
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We use a small travel Martin in soft case. Fits on floor in our clsssic closet ..
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:01 AM   #78
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Taylor GS Mini

I carry a Taylor GS mini. It might not sound like a mahogany top or grand concert...but it's a great travel guitar that I don't have to worry about destroying...comes with a nice gig bag that fits in the clothes closet.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:16 AM   #79
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Taylor Guitars

I have found that Taylors and Martins have such a unique sound that when you play anything else you feel like something is missing. The size s one thing but you also have to be careful of the Heat - Dryness or Low humidity - and much more. The GC8 sounds like a dream and is Smaller.
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Hi Steve, I take a Rainsong carbon fiber guitar and pack it without the case. It can take a beating with no problems. I stand it upright in the closet between some hanging clothes and it rides just fine. Not quite the mellow sound of a wood guitar bit it does sound very pleasant.
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