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Old 01-16-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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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.
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.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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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..



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Old 01-16-2012, 11:29 AM   #5
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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!

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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Sweet set up.

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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..



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That's an awesome pic. You are all bundled up and ready to rock.... Literally.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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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!
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #8
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I take a harmonica. Play it in the boonies by yourself and you can actually scare yourself shitless !
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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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Old 01-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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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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I wouldn't bring my Larrivee, but I'd bring my Martin backpacker



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Old 01-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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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/
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:44 PM   #14
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #15
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I took a Traveler Guitar on an 8100 mile trip to Alaska and played it every night in my tent. It's the only way to go. (I happen to own a music store, so it was a no brainier).

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