Is it Worth it to Take a Travel Guitar With You?

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When you get ready to embark on a crazy trip to a foreign country, you might be wondering if it’s worth it to take a travel guitar with you. A travel guitar is a lot different than a regular one in that it’s lighter, thinner, and overall much easier to lug around with you. While this is definitely helpful, it doesn’t mean you should definitely bring it. So is it worth it to bring a travel guitar with you?

Depends On Your Mindset

Whether or not you should bring a guitar is strongly based on the nature of your trip, and your mindset. If you’re going to be staying at a hostel, and are looking to meet a bunch of new people, then a guitar might be a good idea. If you’re going to be taking your guitar with you on crazy mountaintops, then again—maybe it’ll be worth it.

But if you’re just taking the six-stringed instrument because you think it’s cool—and don’t actually intend on playing it—maybe just don’t do it. It’s not worth the annoyance of carrying it around (no matter how small it is) if you’re not even going to use it. It also runs the risk that you might break it, which would be all for nothing if you didn’t play it at all.