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Old 02-11-21, 07:55 PM
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Be happy you don't play double bass...
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Old 02-11-21, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by imi View Post
... capos can be hard to find in some parts of the world.
If you've got a toothbrush (or pencil, chop stick, etc.) and a rubber band, you've got a capo no matter where you go.

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Old 02-12-21, 01:35 AM
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If you've got a toothbrush (or pencil, chop stick, etc.) and a rubber band, you've got a capo no matter where you go.
Awesome!! 🙌
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Old 02-12-21, 11:34 AM
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I pulled the trigger on the Journey Overhead CF guitar, the nylon string version (this one). The body is small (same size as my parlor guitar) and the neck comes off easily to make acompact package. Carbon fiber cares nothing about heat or humidity and little about vibration and shock (I would like to see what Pete Townsend could do to a CF guitar).

It plays well, with a neck a little narrower and action a little lower than my wood classical guitar. Maybe a little string buzz, but that may be my technique. Sound is okay for a small body, but kind of thin. One surprise, not mentioned in various online reviews, is that it is very NOT loud. I would expect that the steel string version would be better for group sing-alongs.

The bag that comes with it is optimized for air travel (and well thought-out for that purpose) but is rather bulky, with lots of padding and outside pockets. I think it is the same bag they supply with their wood guitars, but I don't think the CF guitar needs that much padding and I don't need the outside pockets. So I am considering other options for bagging the guitar. The longest part of the disassembled guitar is the neck which is just about the same length as my tent, and I hope I can come up with a packing solution that allows them to coexist on top of the rack. I will report back.

Thanks for the discussion and good information.
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Originally Posted by Sluggo View Post
Sound is okay for a small body, but kind of thin. One surprise, not mentioned in various online reviews, is that it is very NOT loud. I would expect that the steel string version would be better for group sing-alongs.
Perhaps sub-optimum for group sing-alongs but just the ticket for crowded campgrounds.
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Old 02-13-21, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Sluggo View Post
I pulled the trigger on the Journey Overhead CF guitar, the nylon string version...

and I hope I can come up with a packing solution that allows them to coexist on top of the rack.
Cool! I would love to see pics of how you end up carrying it. Do you have a pannier (Backroller) to see if it would fit in one? My Yamaha 3/4 nylon just fits in one in a thin gig bag (sticking up of course) but is horribly unprotected if the bike falls to that side.
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Old 02-14-21, 04:53 PM
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... So I tried to get an idea of how the folding guitar would pack on the bike.

As I noted before, the bag that comes with it is somewhat bulky, but maybe viable. The bag and guitar total about 8 1/2 pounds (3.9 kg).



However, the guitar will fit in a much smaller bag. This is a duffle I use as a carry on. If it were a little larger, the neck could sit next to the body rather than on top, so the package would not be as tall. A plain fabric duffel would be about a kilo lighter than the manufacturer's bag.


Tent on top.


Tent in front.
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Great pics. Thanks Sluggo 👍
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