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Old 03-09-2012
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Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

As much as I'd like to keep a Taylor or Martin on board, I know neither would survive the temp and humidity changes on the boat. I built a slightly scaled down nylon string guitar and a rugged case just for the boat. It is all cedar with a Spanish foot but with a modern neck shape with a 12" radius. It has held up really well on the boat and does not take up too much room. Nylon strings put a lot less stress on the structure of a guitar and probably hold up better than a steel string where moisture is a factor. Having a guitar is a high priority item to me so I don't mind using some space to keep a real guitar. Those "travel" guitars that some builders make usually have very crappy tonal value.
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Last edited by smurphny; 03-09-2012 at 05:03 PM.
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