Finally Chose a Travel Guitar to Fly With

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by ClosetSciFiGeek, Jul 15, 2015.

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    After trying lots of acoustic travel guitars(Taylor Baby & GS Mini, Traveler AG-105, Martin Little Martin, etc...). They all left me a little flat and had abbreviated scale lengths or lacking on the low end. I then turned to travel electrics(Traveller EG, Speedster, Ultra light, etc...). After comparing them all I chose a Hofner Shorty because:

    1. it is comfortable to play if you rest it on your left leg like a classical guitar

    2. It has a full 24-3/4" scale length

    3. Has tuners in a conventional location

    4. Is sturdy enough to fly with

    5. Is inexpensive enough to mod to taste(I put in a Seymour Duncan SH-16 59/Custom hybrid humbucker with a push/pull to split to the Custom coil only)

    The only issue is the case is pretty insubstantial. Nothing to leave unattended in an overhead bin

    I found a Plano 36" Tactical Gun Case that fits it perfectly. I just hope it doesn't make my airport trips more exciting than I would like. Here's some pics.
     

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    Case with modded guitar

    In case
     

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    Another angle

    Vertical shot
     

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    Closeup

    Like the limited orange. Reminds me of a mopar muscle car
     

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