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Getting a promoter for each country should help you a lot - they know the right venues, the contacts etc. - but it is not necessary. I have known people who just went on the road and took what they could find, but you are rarely likely to find the most suitable gigs at that sort of short notice. If you have your music on iTunes, Amazon or other global ...


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The same string choice compromises apply with a travel guitar as with any other guitar. How does string gauge affect a guitar's sound and playability? So you need to choose. For loudness: heavier strings For ease of fretting: lighter strings For resistance to accidental bending: heavier strings For ease of bending: lighter strings If the purpose of ...


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Depending on the airline you are flying, you can always look up the baggage allowances online. For instance Continental Airlines in the United States lists that they allow passengers to carry on a guitar. I highly recommend never checking a musical instrument. You never know how it could be handled when not in your care. I'm glad to see you're not ...


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For a few dollars more, you could consider the Martin Backpacker. Here is a video comparison of the Washburn Travel guitar and the Martin Backpacker.


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I've been heavily researching the category of travel guitars which has included looking into the policies of all the major airlines (which has involved interviews of gate personnel and flight attendants) as well as the dimensions of some of the more popular choices. I travel 2 out of every 5 weeks. First of all, in its semi hard-shell case, the Washburn ...



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