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We took our travel guitars with us and we had such a blast.
In the evening we jammed together in the front garden of our apartment while drinking Italian wine.
At noon I would sometimes go to the beach on my own (My zen moment), sitting down on a rock with my feet in perfect water playing my favorite Jack Johnson, John Mayer and Damien Rice songs. The sun burning on my skin and a tremendous view of the lake and the mountains. Just euphoric.
It was just great to have our travel guitars with us wherever we went.
At home I’m also totally head over heels in love with my travel guitar. I don’t know, but there is just something about it that wants you to play it all the time.
But then again, maybe I do know…
Let’s take a look at some benefits I think are really interesting:
First off, a travel guitar feels really nice and smooth in your hands. It’s light and easy to handle whatever situation you are in.
It’s perfect for playing guitar on a chair with armrests or any other guitar unfriendly sitting object and it’s great for adults as well as children.
It’s all in the name. The travel guitar is perfect for travel. It takes up almost no storage space. No excuses anymore to not take your guitar with you on a holiday when you’re going by car, plane, bike or walking. It’s just no trouble bringing your guitar along with you. You won’t even notice it’s there.
Just take it to the beach, a friends house, a party, a family visit, a romantic night out, the park or some other place where you just want to chill or hang out. Life gets more interesting.
Small spaces (a car, a tent, a dressing room before a gig) or places where you don’t want your guitar to attract too much attention (maybe your job or school) are perfectly suited for your travel companion. Convenient situations arise by themselves once you start using your travel guitar.
A travel guitar gives you a sense of freedom, ability and independency. You’ll notice it the moment you walk the streets carrying it with you easily on your shoulders. You’ll feel free!
If necessary or if you would want to you could travel the world making money performing on the streets, teaching guitar, connecting and networking with fellow musicians and other interesting people, playing gigs and sharing music everywhere. Totally independent. For many musicians the sky is the limit.
How much time is lost in life just by waiting. Waiting on friends or colleagues, in stationary traffic, on a plane, waiting for just about anything. Your travel guitar is the perfect companion to occupy your time.
Isn’t it great to have that extra time to run through those scales or that cool riff you just learned. Now you can use your precious time efficiently and having fun at the same time.
It makes all the difference in the world to look for a quality travel guitar that feels smooth and comfortable in your hands and sounds really good to your ears. May I say, the Taylor Baby travel guitar is a good recommendation. (I’m not endorsing this product whatsoever.) Obviously that’s what makes you want to play it 24/7.
Now go and conquer the world!
Thanks, Klaus Crow