Traveling around the world for a year, but 1 problem

Jan 5th, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Traveling around the world for a year, but 1 problem

Hello, this might sound pretty stupid for some of you, but I'm a guitarist, with dreams of traveling around the world alone for 1 year. But I have one problem, since I'm aspiring to become a pro musician, I can't live without my guitar, not for 1 whole year. So my question is this: is it absolutely impossible to travel around the world with a guitar on you all the time? since I can't afford to go so long without practicing Has anyone here done something similar?
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Jan 5th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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I was married to a musician, a guitarist, so for the months of our lives each year that were spent on the road of course he traveled with his instruments. In your case I'd certainly not take your favorite. Resign yourself to paying extra at times or even checking it, so good case required. Another option would be to use a replaceable instrument so if the worst happened you could buy another.

Our worst nightmare occurred in NYC when a taxi drove off with irreplaceable instruments, scores and uniforms. Never get out of a cab anywhere before the driver if there are things in the trunk.
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Jan 7th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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I was just looking into this recently.
There are a number of guitar companies that make travel specific guitars that either try to cut down size or weight or a combination of the two.

This site has some interesting options:

And this guitar has had some great reviews :
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Jan 7th, 2013, 08:27 PM
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guitar is your life so don't leave it take it with you wherever you go.
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