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BilC

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2013, 09:11:14 PM »
I've played and learned more guitar living in my RV than ever before! Well worth the space it takes up. Several jam sessions had here, albeit slightly crowded.

I leave it in here while at work and it gets well below freezing with the heat off. I do notice it needs tuning with temp changes, I just hope it doesn't end up delammed like the fellow above... I didn't even consider what summer heat and humidity will do to it, but those dehumidifier bags are an excellent idea I plan on using! Luckily I just have a cheap used acoustic, no worries for now  :)

Morgan7600

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2013, 06:35:28 PM »
I've been playing guitar now for 53 years and have played Ovation acoustics for most of that time.  I had a little D-28 Martin in the 70's but the neck began to warp.
The Ovation guitars are best known for their hard shell composite synthetic bowls so this to me makes them a very tough and very projecting guitar!
Ovation guitars are manufactured by the Kaman Corporation, a company known for building innovative Kaman Helicopters.  If you love acoustics, you'll love their Adamas
model with the composite top.  All guitars have wood tops so this gives the instrument an unbelievable depth and throaty sound I love.  Not cheap though...
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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2013, 06:44:35 PM »
Ovation Acoustics are the best sounding acoustics I have ever heard.
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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2013, 12:59:01 PM »
I have trouble playing an Ovation without a strap when sitting, it's slick, curved body keeps slipping off my lap.
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PancakeBill

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2013, 08:47:42 AM »
Friend of mine has an Ovation, horrible sound.  Then again he needs lessons.  Guitars are like cameras, all in the hands of the user.  I really like the looks of Ovations.
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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2013, 02:00:56 PM »
I carry my Gretsch 6120, a Martin D-28, and a Fender Chorus amp in my motorhome.  We usually look for places with "pickers" that get together.  Fun Valley, in South Fork, Colo. is a great place to go.  I've been playing professionally for over forty years...
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leviweaver

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #66 on: September 10, 2013, 12:28:53 AM »
Not much experience to add here, other than to say I'm glad this thread exists. I'll be bringing my Breedlove acoustic and Fender mandolin with me, starting in February.

Full disclosure, playing music is my job. But it's still good to know that guitars and RVs are not allergic to one another. The storing-the guitar-in-the-shower idea seems like a stroke of genius, assuming I can keep it from banging around while I drive. Any tips on that?
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SeilerBird

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2013, 06:32:46 AM »
The storing-the guitar-in-the-shower idea seems like a stroke of genius, assuming I can keep it from banging around while I drive. Any tips on that?
Bungee cords.
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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2013, 09:09:00 AM »
In my motorhome the rear closet is almost as wide as the rv.  In the case, against the wall, one bungee, anchored on one side, hooked on other side, nice and secure, and you don't have to move it to take a shower, or dry the shower to re-store it. 



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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #69 on: September 10, 2013, 11:55:22 PM »
You guys are geniuses.

It's such a small thing, comparatively, when I'm reading things about Generators, Power switches, and factory recalls (all things I have no natural predilection for, but am cramming into my brain because I know I'll need to know them) to wonder "Where's the best place for the guitar to ride?" but small or not, it's important, and I appreciate you guys. Thanks.
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Larry N.

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #70 on: September 11, 2013, 08:17:20 AM »
My 12 string, in its case, rests on the bedroom floor sometimes (laying flat, of course) and sometimes on the bed itself, wedged in by other things stored there. Even sudden stops haven't caused a problem so far.
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GuitarPicker

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2013, 09:38:56 PM »
Hello!
The wife and I got our first 5th-wheel RV last October, and we're really loving it. We've learned that an older "bargain" RV may not be such a bargain after all - we've put more money into this rig than we ever intended.

There's a lot of good info in this forum.  Thank you!

At any rate, we'd like to take a guitar along on our trips.  Are there any special considerations? It should be an acoustic guitar that does not need an amp.

The recent MotorHome magazine had an article about a guitar called a Voyage-Air, and it folds in half for compact carry.

Anybody have one of these Voyage-Air guitars, or any experience with a guitar that's kept in the RV?


Carry as much as you have room for!!! Be considerate of others when playing thru amps or PAs........ and have a blast.... keep the acoustic guitars upstairs....I ruined a Breedlove in the basement in south Alabama once,,,,,,, Have a blast!!!!!....Cliff
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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2013, 07:59:09 PM »
YUCK....No don't eat the bag......
No No....especially if they are old bags!!!
I am soon to be "On The Road Again" Just can't wait to get in my RV again...The life I love is going to Rallys with my friends....I just can't wait to get on the road again!!!......... rvsongs.com..... I am an Ambassador for Camping World/Good Sam.

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #73 on: January 02, 2014, 06:47:43 PM »
I carry one of my Takamines. I have several. They are acoustic/electric. Usually my nylon crossover.

xomkid

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Re: Guitars and RVs ?
« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2014, 08:06:00 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen a hollow-body Strat.  A Stratocoustic?

Fender makes a simi hollow body
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