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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 23:31 Thread Starter
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Motorhome musicians ahoy!

Just a quick recommendation for guitar playing types. I would miss my guitar on a long jaunt and have just bought a Washburn Rover travel guitar so I can play at sociable volume on a space saving guitar. Excellent value for £99 and it comes with a good case. It doesn't sound like a Martin dreadnought but is fine for holiday songwriting.
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Hi MJ,

Welcome to MHF and to the wonderful freedom that the motorhoming lifestyle will give you and your family. I am sure you are going to enjoy some wonderful adventures and travels in your new motorhome, which will be made all the more enjoyable by being a member of this friendly and helpful forum.

The guitar you have just bought sounds a really good buy and if you ever come along to one of the MHF rallies that are held throughout the year, you can strum along and keep all of us ralliers entertained. We could all join in a singalong with you, beside an open camp fire! :P
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I used to play drums at junior school,
the violin at grammer school,
the cornet in the local colliery band,
the cornet in the scout band.
Tried to learn the organ but can`t make two hands work together
It is sat behind me. It makes a nice shelf

Now I am content to fiddle.

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Hi, I play mandolin and sing (a bit), also have just bought a Fender acoustic guitar to learn on.
The Washburn travel guitar is something I would be interested in as well, shall have to go and look at one.

I always take the mandolin on our travels with us and have met
several other motorhomers who play instruments, especially in Spain where we have had people come and join us and even dance.

This is normally when we wild camp.

Perhaps we may meet one day and have a jamming session.

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Oh how lucky you all are to play such small instruments
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Interesting thread. I'd never heard of a Washburn travel guitar until now. I've travelled with a full size Yamaha but have always struggled with its size and weight - never mind the worry of it being damaged.

I play (and sing occasionally) and have just bought a Baby Taylor. It's absolutely wonderful and I love it dearly. I thought I'd never get used to its 3/4 size but I don't even give it a thought now. Light as a feather and a wonderful tone. Very happy bunny - and so is my son who is now the proud owner of a Yamaha.
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That reminds me, I've got to sell my dreadnought 'cause it's too big fer me van.
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I brought my 'big' guitar away for this trip - simply as we are away so long - but I keep a backpacker in the wardrobe normally so I always have a plank to spank
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I always carry a crappy acoustic guitar from Argos (£40 job) its dead light, bashed to bits but has been all over the world with me. I do miss the electric guitar and actually have a really good battery amp that I could take but I never have. When we go full timing I dont know what I will do as I will miss the electric, big amps etc.

I was belting it out and singing my head off this morning on a CL. Thankfully only us here and even the wife had buggered off walking!
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