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Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?
Ovation guitars will probably weather better than regular guitars. Still, the neck is made of wood and can warp. If you keep it in a quality case, humidity changes will be more gradual and help the guitar last longer.
If guitar is something you really want to play, get a cheap one. There's some brands out there that play relatively well and they're not solid wood so they're a bit more stable as far as warping goes. Let a good luthier run their hands over it to get the action right since a lot of the cheap guitars have five ft high action that's murder on the fingers. The one I use charges $40 to set one up right.
About the only thing I can think of that would be "marine proof" would be one of those plastic recorders. Who wants to play that though?
A banjo could last a bit, depending on what type of metal it's made of. You know metals and salt water don't usually mix. I have a banjo. It can be difficult to find music.
Learn to read music if you're playing flute/piccolo. Much more music will be available to you.
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