Anybody Take a Guitar on a Cruise Ship?

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  1. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

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    True. The Ovation I played because with the salt air I figured it would hold up pretty well being made of plastic and all. It worked out really well tbh. If I were taking a boat it's probably what I would look for. They have a cheaper line as well.
     
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    That could come in handy if the ship went down. Your very own life boat.
     
  3. Paul in Colorado

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    I used to play a Celtic Festival on the Queen Mary. It doesn't leave the dock and no matter where I went I couldn't get away from the bagpipers. But even if I hadn't been playing, I would have wanted it. But four days and a wedding, it might be easier to leave it at home.
     
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    I've done it. Glad I did. It was fun. No issues.
     
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    OK I'm ready for my cruise.
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    I just played a show at a great club that like many surviving live music venues, was probably about the size of the average modern suburban living room. I had my HRD IV on about 3.9 on the Volume and Master and was loud for the room if I had my guitar volume all the way up.

    The band from Chicago rolled in with an Ampeg SVT for bass, and a vintage 100w JCM800 with 412. If you've played one, know the tone fills out with the Master up. And so did the guitarist. Yowza!

    The door guy/soundman was not fazed. Said they get lots of full stacks in there.
     
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    Martin LXM! They fit in overheads on planes and do really well in humidity.

    You have the perfect excuse to buy a nice travel guitar!

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    Just did a trade show on the Queen Mary. I too my Strat and Zoom G1 with headphones. When I travel for work, I like to spend an hour or more practicing each day. I rarely get this opportunity when I am home. If I am on vacation, it is tougher to find the time, but still like to take the guitar to practice while the rest of the family is zoned out on their devices. I am not good enough to perform for anybody yet. It's just that I get more opportunity to practice when I travel and don't have the obligations of home life.
     
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    My wife and I took a cruise to Hawaii...4 days out, 5 days back (had to stop in Ensenada to comply with the Jones Act)….I brought my Ukulele...the ship had basic uke classes, and loaner ukes....

    I thought the uke was the way to go...Ive bought travel guitars on our last two road trips and the uke works much better....fits in the suitcase. stores well...and takes up less room...space is often at a premium in a cruise ship stateroom...we got an upgrade to a suite....and still space was at a premium...

    I did enjoy sitting on the balcony and playing sloppy rudimentary slack key sort of stuff...
     
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    This is what I take with me on all my trips...Lapaxe Ex

    Standard tuning. 20in scale. I use 11s to maintain tension.

    Fits in backpack and totally playable on an economy seat. lapaxe.jpg 20180822_145458.jpg

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    I'd take the biggest acoustic you can find, bearing in mind the advantage that the cellist in the Titanic orchestra had
     
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    I did just that, and flew down to florida with my guitar and took it on a cruise.
     
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    Then you look over to the next balcony...

     
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    Make sure the guitar can float, it can save your life if something goes wrong with the boat.
     
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