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saulgoldie cheap travel guitar - a new necessity (35) RE: cheap travel guitar - a new necessity 19 Oct 19


Recently, I decided that I "needed" a small guitar to carry around, so I could play when I wa inspired. At the time, it seemed to me that a full size guitar would be to inconvenient and off-putting.

So I got this little Luna. The sound is...meh. But it IS a guitar with strings and a fingerboard. However, I cannot get it tuned properly, mostly on the two high strings. "Close enough for folk music?" Um, no. It just bothers me. I need the correct notes so I can sing with them.

Now, taking it to a luthier would cost more than the guitar cost. And a "real" travel guitar, like a Yamaha, Taylor, or Martin would be in the range of $300+ And since this is not a dire necessity, that is too much. Having said all that, it seems like I am back to carrying a full-size guitar if I want the possible spontaneity.

This would make constant carrying somewhat less enticing. Thoughts from "the group?" Thanks!

Saul


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