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Old 01-17-2012, 07:11 AM   #16
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I've also carried my small bass rig on the bike, but without any other luggage. 210 cabinet lashed to the carrier-deck-ish thing on the back and a small 500-watt head just fits in a Happy Trails pannier. I do believe if I can find a satisfactory way to strap the bass to the other pannier I'll just ride to gigs..

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #17
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"Depends on your priorities."

That's what the fellow said when I asked about the guitar he was carrying. He was through-hiking the Appalachian Trail (i.e. end-to-end) in 1970. I was just backpacking a short section (canvas pack and cotton/poly sleeping bag and all).

Please excuse the non-motorcycle content, but his reply still applies.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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"Depends on your priorities."
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:33 PM   #19
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Folding Guitar

I have no particular musical tendencies, but met a British guy in Mauritania who's a few months into his 2-year RTW trip and he's carrying an acoustic guitar which folds in half where the body meets the neck.

Looked pretty sweet, no idea of the brand or cost.

His blog's at http://intotheride.wordpress.com/
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #20
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Not enough room to carry a guitar.

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:38 PM   #21
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Here's your answer

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Old 01-24-2012, 12:42 AM   #22
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Next month I'm renting a motorcycle while I'm in Tenerife. I'm planning to take my Yamaha Silent Guitar. It folds up quite small:

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #23
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Not enough room to carry a guitar.

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Old 02-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #24
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A full sized guitar would not be ideal to bring on any kind of trip much less a motorcycle trip but a small foldable one would be awesome. Where do you find those anyway?
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:34 PM   #25
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+1 Nadgett's silent guitar. they sound pretty sweet and the "body" comes apart to pack fairly small
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:40 PM   #26
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Other than a fun, "Let's see your guitar on a bike" thread I don't see the point.

Don't bring your Les Paul, but you can buy a decent dreadnought for less than $100. That's plenty to get you through a camp fire night, and with some pickups you can even survive a gig. All for less money than one would worry about (too greatly) getting trashed in a crash. Although bulky, guitars weigh virtually nothing, so on a motorcycle that is not an issue.

That being said...let the "Show your guitar on a bike" thread continue.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #27
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I used to play the guitar but converted to the ukelele because of travelling - small and compact and with a bit of bubble wrap then put in the soft case it worked well on the motorcycle.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:52 PM   #28
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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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Old 12-26-2012, 09:40 AM   #29
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I ran into this guy last summer in the UP. Didn't get to talk to him though. I assumed that was a guitar.

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Old 09-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #30
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Digging up an old thread, but...

I'm heading out for a long weekend trip soon to hang with some buddies.

I'd like to take my guitar (electric) and a mini-amp with me. The guitar would be in a Gator hard case, which is 42" long. I was thinking that I'd strap it across the rear rack, but thought that might make me a bit wide, and may also mess with the aerodynamics of the bike. Now I'm thinking I can strap it down lengthwise (front to back) from the passenger seat and let it hang off the back about a foot or so like in the pic above. I can strap my tail bag and the mini-amp down on top of the case, and the rest of my stuff for the weekend should fit OK in the Monarch saddlebags. The case is not water-tight (go figure, with a name like 'Gator'), but for the weekend, that's nothing some heavy duty 'contractor' trash bags and duct tape can't fix. ;)

Anyone see any problem with this setup? Do I need to fly an orange flag off the back of the case?

Eventually, I'd love to get one of the Traveler guitars (Speedster), and maybe a Pelican 1700 case for it (36" long), but right now the funds are a bit tight.
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