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1offmotorsports 01-16-2012 09:08 AM

Would you ever bring a GUITAR on a long trip?!
 
I came across this LINK on Motorcycle News for adventure touring tips and was a bit surprised. With the sacred amount of space on your bike, a guitar seems a bit excessive. (tip #9) Still cool, but excessive.

Has anyone done this before? If so I'd like to see pictures on how you pulled it off. :rofl
If you've brought a piano on a trip with you before, then I'd love to see pics of how you pulled it off. :clap

Fundamental 01-16-2012 10:17 AM

Guitar no, Ukelele yes

DC950 01-16-2012 10:27 AM

absolutely would, especially if I was alone. Besides the space, you have to be able to do it without ruining it. Catweasel67 traveled the US on his Guzzi with a small guitar. He thought he'd warped the neck when we talked about it on his stop here. I've played one like his and frankly, they are a bit underwhelming but better than nothing.

scarysharkface 01-16-2012 10:27 AM

In 2007, I think, I rode to Newfoundland from Indiana. My brother's place was on the way, about 300 miles from my home. I had bought him a Hofner bass guitar as a present, and delivered it on the KLR strapped on with all my other stuff..

Here's me, pulling out from home that morning..

http://scarysharkface.smugmug.com/ph...16_ZsAxu-L.jpg

John

Twinz 01-16-2012 11:29 AM

Every spring I ride south to NC, TN, GA, AL, etc. with a guy who always brings his guitar. There's something very cool about listening to him play at night after a great ride!
http://vanderen.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG0102-X2.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74513099@N06/6709985645/

1offmotorsports 01-16-2012 11:38 AM

Sweet set up.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by scarysharkface (Post 17764756)
In 2007, I think, I rode to Newfoundland from Indiana. My brother's place was on the way, about 300 miles from my home. I had bought him a Hofner bass guitar as a present, and delivered it on the KLR strapped on with all my other stuff..

Here's me, pulling out from home that morning..

http://scarysharkface.smugmug.com/ph...16_ZsAxu-L.jpg

John

That's an awesome pic. You are all bundled up and ready to rock.... Literally.

buduski 01-16-2012 01:14 PM

Martin Backpacker
 
Several years ago I did a 10K mile 4 corners ride with a Martin "Classic Backpacker" guitar. The only hassle was wrapping it in it's case, then in a HD trash bag every day. It came through the trip just fine!

BMW Kurt 01-16-2012 01:25 PM

I take a harmonica. Play it in the boonies by yourself and you can actually scare yourself shitless :yikes!

tricepilot 01-16-2012 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW Kurt (Post 17765984)
I take a harmonica. Play it in the boonies by yourself and you can actually scare yourself shitless :yikes!

:rofl

blackfriar 01-16-2012 01:38 PM

I've never brought my guitar, but this summer I am going to bring the harmonica. I can barely play it, but that is an idea I hadn't thought of. It's a good time to learn to play.

BMW Kurt 01-16-2012 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackfriar (Post 17766077)
I've never brought my guitar, but this summer I am going to bring the harmonica. I can barely play it, but that is an idea I hadn't thought of. It's a good time to learn to play.



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Blakebird 01-16-2012 04:11 PM

I wouldn't bring my Larrivee, but I'd bring my Martin backpacker :nod



http://static.musiciansfriend.com/de...rge_512392.jpg

sasho 01-16-2012 04:16 PM

I wouldn't bring my regular guitar, which is worth more than my bike.

I'd probably bring one of these along, although I've never tried them yet:

http://www.soloette.com/

MaineScoot 01-16-2012 06:44 PM

Don't forget these:

http://www.travelerguitar.com/produc...series/escape/

ride4321 01-17-2012 03:40 AM

Well, you could always get a carbon fiber guitar. This fellow inmate has been traveling with his CF viola and it's held up great.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ight=viola-tor

I used to hitch hike back in the day with a cheap Yamaha guitar in a cardboard case. That thing went through all sorts of weather and only got better sounding. I ended up getting rid of it and keeping my better guitar but wish I'd kept it.


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