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1. Posted by JungleJano (Budding Member 54 posts) 10y

I'm going to Europe for a month, mostly travelling by train and staying in hostels. I think i'll go crazy if i don't have my guitar with me...any advice on travelling with it? what kind of case do i want, since i'll be carrying that and my backpack with me everywhere? and can i take it as a carry-on on the plane? i've never travelled with it (her) before and i'm a bit nervous.....thanks:)

2. Posted by gu1tarb0b (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

you should get a sturdy gigbag that is padded enough to be able to take a few bumps without damaging your guitar...since its on your back and you have other luggage, a hardshell case is out of the question. Thatas your best bet. Good luck.

3. Posted by Liamson (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Also, be very careful of heat! I brought my guitar to Hong Kong about 7 months ago, i got propeller neck, which is when the fretboard and neck of the guitar warped and twisted.

that was the first time i travelled with it so I probably made a stupid error somewhere, but beware of temperature differences between countries.

have fun in Europe.

4. Posted by steve_ooo (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

if the neck gets warped there was probably something wrong with it in the first placec ( or got an almighty bump at some point.) i would get a hard case. gig bags are cool but can be a bit bulky on trains etc. the carry on biz depends on the on size of it. i play bass and had the thrill once of watching an italian baggage handler chuck it royally into the hold. not much i could do about it apart from wish him and his family the pox. it depends on what you carry on board. they do have room up fron for certain objects. a guitar shouldn't be a problem, but it depends with who you fly.

5. Posted by bkray (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

it depends how careful you are. if you are careful that a soft case ecause a hardcase is bulky. if your not careful take a hardcase althoug its very impractical.