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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Aug 1st, 2019 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

We're on vacation and my better judgement was to not bring a guitar because it would spend time in a smoldering hot car. I'm sitting in our condo staring at the beach and wish I could strum a few chords.

I guess I'll have to settle for air guitar until we get home.

littleuch
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Florida

Itchy finger on the outrage trigger
Aug 1st, 2019 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Everybody, to LM's house! Free guitars!

LeftyMeister
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Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Aug 1st, 2019 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ha! They're lefties.

Pinetree
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Aug 1st, 2019 04:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've gone as far as going to a Pawn shop in order to strum a few chords while on vacation.



RainboGuy

USA/Wisconsin

Ike Turner is my guitar hero!
Aug 1st, 2019 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I took my Gibson J45 on a 1,200 mile drive for a family 4th of July vacation just so I wouldn't be jonesin'.....

Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have in, IMO.

Leftee
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The Escalator
Aug 1st, 2019 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I miss your guitars, too.

Peegoo
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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Aug 1st, 2019 06:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

What you need is a ukulele.

A cheap uke, like a Waterman. They're made of polycarbonate, which means a hot car, or the sand on the beach, will not affect it.

A uke is tuned just like the top four strings on a guitar, so you already know the chords.

Available in many colors--even psychedelic multi-color swirl.

Kala Waterman

Ayns
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Aug 2nd, 2019 12:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm also on holiday. I do *not* miss my guitars.........yet.

I'm only on my second day ;-)

littleuch
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Florida

Itchy finger on the outrage trigger
Aug 2nd, 2019 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm renting a place in Michigan for a month, brought 1 guitar, an amp and pedal board. I also brought a neck that I plan to refret with a friend. In retrospect I wish I just brought my Yamaha CSF1M parlor.

DrKev

Paris, France

It's just a guitar, not rocket science.
Aug 2nd, 2019 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

I can't be without a guitar. I had bought an acoustic to keep at my in-laws house (where we spend at least 6 weeks a year) but I'm really an electric player and I wasn't happy with it. So I just sold the acoustic and bought a Yamaha THR 5 (my second one) to keep at the in-laws place.

FWIW, I fly with an electric in a Mono Guitar Sleeve whihc is thin and not heavy but offers great protection. I bring in the cabin if I can, obviously but I would accept gate check if necessary.

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Aug 2nd, 2019 10:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

"wish I just brought my Yamaha CSF1M parlor."

That's what it's for ain't it? The gig bag it comes with is pretty substantial too.

I have a few instruments that can take a good bit of abuse. The Kala Waterman is one, great for a canoe, also can serve as an emergency paddle. I also have the Gold Tone Little Gem uke that is mostly acrylic with a maple neck. Also a Klos carbon fiber guitar that breaks down and can handle a lot of stress.

Klos Carbon Fiber Acoustic

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Aug 2nd, 2019 10:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

^ Plywood Yamaha acoustic +1.

Friend of mine used to take one to the beach in Santa Monica. He'd stick in the sand standing up so he could keep an eye on it while he went swimming.

hushnel
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Aug 2nd, 2019 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

"^ Plywood Yamaha acoustic +1"

They have three versions of this Yamaha, the CSF1M has a solid top with the laminated, aka plywood, back and sides. They offer one with all solid wood and all laminate too. My local Ma and Pa music store has the all solid wood version, I'm not sure it's worth the extra cash, but my ears aren't as good and others.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Aug 2nd, 2019 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

We are in Mount Airy today. We walked by a music store so I popped in. They didn't have any lefties so I flipped a righty and played it ala Doyle Bramhall II. I got my jones on.

Leftee
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The Escalator
Aug 2nd, 2019 03:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey to Goober!

5Strats
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Edmond/OKC

GospelBilly!
Aug 2nd, 2019 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

I paid a busker in Cabo $20 to play his guitar for a bit. I sat in with a reggae band in Jamaica for the same purpose. I Got's to play!

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Aug 2nd, 2019 04:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm at our getaway place in Bar Harbor, Maine, which I've preloaded with 4 guitars. The amp collection is thin (just a Microcube) but I usually use one of the two acoustics.

So far this summer, I've played some songs at an extended-family dinner, then had a little acoustic jam with my wife's friend who turned out to be a folkie, armed with the old folk bible "Rise Up Singing." And when I'm not hiking or cooking, I'm working on my setlist for a community arts event in September. Good times.

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Aug 6th, 2019 04:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'll miss mine if I'm flying. I won't/don't trust the airlines with my instruments.

If I'm driving I'll take one along.

Ayns
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England's Sloppiest Guitarist
Aug 13th, 2019 12:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, 14 days in and I’m still not missing my guitars. Hardly listened to any music either ;-)

Going home tomorrow :-(

LeftyMeister
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Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Aug 13th, 2019 07:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

I played for a couple of hours when I got home and my fingers were actually sore. It'd only been two weeks.

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 04:21 PM, Aug 14th, 2019)

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