looking for a good travel guitar ultra portable

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  1. shinchook macrumors regular

    shinchook

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    #1
    Hi,

    looking for a good travel guitar maybe with pre-amp that I can hook either headphones or an amp into.

    Don't need it to be acoustic but would like something that maybe "breaks" down smaller for traveling on planes.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. floyde macrumors 6502a

    floyde

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    Lol, I think bumping is frowned upon in these forums. I don't think there's a guitar like the one you describe. Guitars can only be shrinked to a certain size, if they were made any smaller, they wouldn't have the proper length to achieve the string tension required for the notes on a guitar. I've never seen any guitars with easily detachable parts. I think your best shot is a durable electric-acoustic, probably made out of composite, such as an ovation with a tiny amp if required (probably not, these guitars are loud enough by themselves). You could always pick up the mandolin ;)
     
  3. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think what you're looking for exists, but I suppose you could remove the bolt-on neck from a Squier travel Stratocaster.

    I have this electric/acoustic. It's light, sturdy and sounds decent.

    I also have a Ukelele that I lug around sometimes. It's not a guitar, but fun to play nonetheless.
     
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  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    There are a number of travel guitars on the market -- get you some magazines like Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, etc. and start researching through the ads.

    www.mirandaguitars.com
    www.soloette.com
     
  6. floyde macrumors 6502a

    floyde

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    Oh wow, didn't know about that :p:eek:
     
  7. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I recommend the soloette for classical/nylon string playing
     

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