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Hacking Travel Guitars

I travel a lot and have been thinking about what would be the least cumbersome and most economical means to have a guitar on the road.  I’d like to avoid awkward carry-on dancing and TSA x-ray machine jitterbugging: ideally I’d get a guitar that conceivably could fit snugly in a large suit case.  There are some interesting (but somewhat expensive) options from Traveler Guitar.  There is also the Hofner Shorty (a mere $149 from most retailers).

Guitar hacking — homemade guitars and modified guitars — is quite a delightful sub-culture as well.  Here’s a YouTube that puts a couple ideas together: