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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by P Thought, Apr 21, 2021.
First time out for this one:
My camp guitar is my old FG-150. It goes car camping, back country hut skiing but not back packing or climbing. If I'm going on a long backpack I take a harmonica, if its only a couple of days I go without. I keep thinking that a tenor uke would make a good back packing guitar like object but I never got around to making one.
On the beach
My newest and hopefully my last guitar purchase, a Takamine F-312S.
Maybe this one will be it. A friend gave me this FG-160 that she’s had in her closet for years. The tan label dates it to the early 1970’s. However the action is still quite high, even after straightening the neck with the truss rod. My plan is to take it to a luthier-hopefully it doesn’t need a neck reset.
This one's pretty camp
I don't really have a beater guitar that I don't worry about. However, if I was to take a guitar out into the wild, it would be my Eastman E10ss/v.
Woe! That looks like a REALLY BIG whale to the right there!
my buddy, ‘50 Martin 0-18
**nevermind! I cant get my pic to show up
My epiphone ej200
Great for fishing too!
I have a Yamaha FG-160 myself. Mine was made in Taiwan in May 1974. Looks like yours. But it's not my camp guitar. It's too good for that.
If I should ever get a Martin HD-28e, then the Yamaha will be the camp guitar.
I’ve taken all my acoustics camping at one time or another, but my go-to is this one (although if I have an alien encounter in the woods while in possession of this, the irony will be overwhelming):
My 91 takamine FP-360SC has been everywhere. Mule deer and elk hunting in Colorado and Wyoming.
Mountain bike and whitewater rafting trips in the Smokies, Beach trips in Florida.
Still my gigging backup up to and including tonight’s!
I bought this Epi EL-00 Pro to replace my worn out campfire guitar, but it is so fantastic, that I hesitate taking it out. My wife bought the mahogany top version, so I sort of have a back up. I have traveled to the Oregon coast many a time with this sweetheart to play at the beach, but most of the time it is around the campfire on our property when friends or relatives come to visit or just out on the deck for some evening playing.
The baritone Uke tends to go away on holiday with me, though the Clearwater has been a couple of times;
Fender Nylon...We don't camp anymore, but we travel
Esteban Camaro! You got to work to play this POS! Comes down off the wall sometimes and played at the shop.
Never taken camping, but I have a little Yamaha FG Junior (Jr-1) 3/4 size guitar that I used for music therapy sessions when I taught Special Ed. It's a cool and good sounding acoustic, but I didn't have to worry about it around my students, who didn't always understand what might be "abusive" or not. Since I retired, it's been hanging in my music/computer room, collecting dust.
I have a Seagull I bought used at a Guitar Center about three years ago as my Beach, BBQ & Bonfire guitar. It actually took about two years of not-so-intense shopping to find something I was happy with filling this role. I wasn't going to spend more than $300, and preferably under $250. Much of what I found in that low budget range either needed work (used instruments) or sounded and felt like crap (new instruments). I just happened to be in a GC for something else and found this as I did a quick lap around the store. It played and sounded (to me at least) much better than new guitars in the $700 range with which I compared it. I spent $275 including a new soft case. I've since installed a cheap but serviceable pick-up/preamp.
There was also a Korean-made Breedlove that had my interest but went with the Seagull because (1) it was prettier and (2) sounded more different from my good Gibson than the Breedlove did.
Here it inside a barely heated brewery tent on a 26 degree February day after my birthday morning bike ride.