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What's the best (and safest) way to transport an acoustic guitar on my '78 CX500Z?

I am not going to buy a travel guitar, because I am kind of addicted to my dreadnought guitar...
 

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I would say make a bracket like you would for a hard saddle bag. Get a hard shell case to mount to the bracket. Put your guitar in a soft case that will insert into the hard case.
 

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I have a padded soft case that I used to wear on my back when I cycled to some local gigs.Should be fine on a motorcycle up to say 50/60 Mph.



http://www.dangleberrymusic.co.uk/c-51-soft-guitar-gig-bags.aspx


And even beyond that if you are careful. I drove 173 miles to my cabin in Ottertail, MN with my acoustic strapped to my back in a soft case. I drove 70-75 on the interstate. I was a little concerned, but the bag held up. Granted, I was rolled up into the fetal position with my clip-on's, so I am not sure how you would fair sitting up. After 3 hours my back was killing me...
 

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And even beyond that if you are careful. I drove 173 miles to my cabin in Ottertail, MN with my acoustic strapped to my back in a soft case. I drove 70-75 on the interstate. I was a little concerned, but the bag held up. Granted, I was rolled up into the fetal position with my clip-on's, so I am not sure how you would fair sitting up. After 3 hours my back was killing me...


I gotta say that's one of the worst lyrics I've ever seen to a song.Doesn't even rhyme and goes on way too long<BFG><joke>
 

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I gotta say that's one of the worst lyrics I've ever seen to a song.Doesn't even rhyme and goes on way too long<BFG><joke>


Simply the rough edit. You absolutely will not believe what I did to it after reworking the melody, adding a gentle rain stick loop in the background, and recording a friend of mine whooping softly. Incredible...
 

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Tempted though I am

I wont make awful puns about not fretting over it

cos I know how highly strung some folk are and how picky they get

and that sort of thing may strike the wrong note and cause discord.

(or dat cord)
 

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Tempted though I am

I wont make awful puns about not fretting over it

cos I know how highly strung some folk are and how picky they get

and that sort of thing may strike the wrong note and cause discord.

(or dat cord)






I might try out the whole softcase on the back thing next time I go to band practice.
 

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I made a rack that slipped into sockets mounted on the bike. All copper pipes and fittings that bolted to the trunk. Guitar on one side and D'Jimbe on the other.

I'll get a pic next time I put it on
 

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If you install a sissy bar/backrest you can strap it on with a cinch or ratchet type nylon webbing. I carried my really heavy djembe to many gigs up to ~60 miles away, never had one problem.

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Simply the rough edit. You absolutely will not believe what I did to it after reworking the melody, adding a gentle rain stick loop in the background, and recording a friend of mine whooping softly. Incredible...


LOL, I haven't heard the term "rain stick" in a ***** age....I may even still have mine around here somewhere....cool things those.
 

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Reg,



That should be a hanging offense in the land of the Queen's English.



Hell, I might take a shot at you myself.
 

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Tempted though I am

I wont make awful puns about not fretting over it

cos I know how highly strung some folk are and how picky they get

and that sort of thing may strike the wrong note and cause discord.

(or dat cord)


You obviously are in tune with your feelings, and have a good ear for a good riff when ya need one. Even if it's a bad pickup line.
 

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I like the tone of this conversation. Seems be in great tuning.



I have a roadstar guitar case from guitar center. I took my schecter hellraiser to a friends 30 mins away on my ninja. I think my case was 40 or 50. Seemed fine. Its got two shoulder straps so I was only concerned with the zipper. But it didn't move so you should be fine.
 

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agreeing with backpack case. i used to ride a bicyle with one. going into a head wind the part of the case with the neck in it will catch some air. so ride accordingly
 

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I say go with a backpack. Or try riding with a group of roving mariachi.



 

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Bon Jovi carried a six string on his back while riding his steel horse.
 

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I think I like Phoenix Blaze's copper pipes idea. It's cheap and I can get it in any shape I want. I'd appreciate it if you put a picture online, so I can see the construction.

The sissy bar is also a good one, thanks!



Thanks for all the tips I received!



Oh and I'm not into mariachis. I prefer Dylan and Clapton...
 
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