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  • #16
    Originally posted by Freeman Keller View Post

    Actually, having thought about it for about five minutes, this is the perfect solution. Buy the cheapest Tele you can get, unscrew the neck and put the screws and plate in a baggie with the screwdriver (actually, they won't allow a screw driver on an airplane, throw it in the checked luggage). Wrap the guitar and neck in a couple of towels and put them in a back pack. A genuine Fender amp and cord and TSA should be happy

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    Could this be and option?

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    • Freeman Keller
      Freeman Keller commented
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      Yeah, but if the neck was going to be removed and reinstalled every time you traveled I would be tempted to convert to a true bolt on and use flat head allen bolts. I think an allen wrench would pass inspection.

  • #17
    I have a Washburn Rover which I think is a superb guitar; it's in pink and that meant I got it half price. It would be easy enough to plumb in a pup and you'd have the best of both worlds - acoustic and electric!!
    My third guitar ever was a Watkins Rapier 3.

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    • #18
      Originally posted by mrbrown49 View Post

      Looks bulky and fragile. Unless those body silhouette pieces are removable?

      Yes, at least one does. Can't remember if both bouts come off... Seems to me I remember there's a purpose-made (-shaped) case for it all, too...

      Didn't seem fragile when I was noodling on one in a store...


      For OP, Fender used to make a small palm-sized battery-powered amp; I have one and it's surprisingly effective. Marshal made a similar tiny-stack. Dunno if either still makes either, though.

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      • #19
        I think they still make these,

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