As a professional guitarist, I do a fair amount of traveling to and from gigs, lessons, and other things of the sort. When I need to bring my guitar though, I'm stuck driving my cage around to lug it to and from my destinations. It often bums me out that I have to give up a perfectly good day of riding to transport my guitar. I was wondering if there were any guitarists out there with the same problem and if any one has come up with a solution to the problem of transporting a guitar on their bike.
I've thought about backpack style cases, but i'm afraid to try it for fear that wind resistance might damage the neck of my guitar. If anybody has any suggestions as to how I might be able to combine my two passions, music and riding, it'd be greatly appreciated!
Tell You what.......if it's a treasured acoustic, I'd keep that axe out of the breeze, regardless if it's cased.
Moisture laden air, rammed into that wood at highway speeds on a motorcycle, is not at all beneficial.
An electric, especially if a wooden hollow body, will also suffer from the effects of overly moist air.
I suppose the important determining factor here is, what is the actual quality & monetary value of the axe?
Is it a USA produced Martin, Guild, Taylor, Gibson, or product from a Custom builder; ie, Applegate, Godin, Gallagher, Huss & Dalton...yadda-yadda?
Those axes are usually worth at least
a couple thousand bucks.......probably a lot more $$$$.
If the axe is only worth per se, $300 or less, then don'y worry about it.
There are some axes built expressly for moist weather conditions, such as Rain Song graphite guitars.