5 Tips for Traveling with Your GuitarJuly 29, 2021
The world seems to be opening back up and, if you're anything like us, you've been traveling a lot
more lately. From gigging to festivals to just spending time outdoors with loved ones, it's always fun with a guitar in tow. Here's how to keep yours sounding beautiful while you're on the road.Use the right case.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of road tripping with a nice guitar will tell you it absolutely needs a case. Hard shell is best for traveling and it should be a snug fit so your guitar can't slide around.Prep your guitar for traveling.
If you'll be flying, loosen the strings a bit to compensate for changes in air pressure and temperature. Use soft shirts or towels inside the case to pack it tightly and support fragile points like the neck and headstock.Carry it on board with you.
Checked luggage is known for getting thrown around so it's always better if you can bring it on with you. Most full-size guitars need their own seat, however, some travel-size versions like the GS Mini are approved as a carry-on and still sound great.Humidify the easy way.
Sudden changes in humidity can destroy your instrument and render it impossible to play. The D'Addario Two-Way System maintains humidity between the ideal 45-55% so there's no monitoring needed and your guitar stays protected. Our staff uses humidity packs year-round in our personal guitars.
Don't leave home without the necessities.
You never want to go without the essentials, especially when you're on the road. Don't forget to toss in any picks, tuners, straps, capos, and other accessories you'll need.