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Guitar rental #53770
05/08/2015 12:40 PM
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stevemac Offline OP
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Anybody know where I can get one for a few days? TMM says thaey only rents to charters and no response from surfbvi.

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Re: Guitar rental [Re: stevemac] #53771
05/08/2015 12:43 PM
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Cape Coral Florida (Texas tran...
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I won't go into detail but I am deleting this post...sorrry...nothing to add

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Re: Guitar rental [Re: stoneyusaf] #53772
05/08/2015 12:45 PM
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Or buy a Martin Backpacker for $200 and take it with you. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Guitar rental [Re: Sugaree] #53773
05/08/2015 01:23 PM
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Ten years ago I bought a Martin Travel guitar and it was one of the best things I have ever bought. Its a great little guitar, has amazing action and I use it more than my regular size Taylor.

Most important it is carry on luggage and it fits in the bin above the seats in most Caribbean bound jets (737s, Airbus, etc).

Its dimensions are 38 inches long (in the soft shell case) and it is approx. 12 inches wide and 4-5 inches deep.

I wouldn't go on a charter without it.

However I'm not sure what the rules would be for carrying (or even checking) it on one of those puddle jumper flights one might take from SJU to EIS.

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Re: Guitar rental [Re: stevemac] #53774
05/08/2015 01:29 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Check with Steve at The Elm in CGB..he's the lead guitarist for The Elmtones and has plenty of guitars and may be happy to rent one to you..

Re: Guitar rental [Re: stevemac] #53775
05/08/2015 02:23 PM
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I agree!!

Re: Guitar rental [Re: WayneC] #53776
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I have a mini Martin guitar that I brought to the BVI last year. Even though it would have fit into the overhead bin of the Seaborne flight to Beef island, there was NO WAY that I could bring it into the cabin; it had to go back with the suitcases. I wasn't impressed.
That said, I was able to safely get the guitar home, but had to guard it everytime it went into overhead bins on the larger planes. People would happily jam their oversized carryons into the guitar if I were not there to stop them.
One other option is to bring an electric guitar with bolt-on neck and just separate the neck from the body for transport. A Fender miniStrat can be purchased for about $100; plays well and is nearly indestructable.

Re: Guitar rental [Re: 706jim] #53777
05/08/2015 09:10 PM
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Thanks everyone. I'll contact Steve at the Elm.

Re: Guitar rental [Re: Sugaree] #53778
05/08/2015 09:26 PM
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Angie. .great suggestion. ..maybe Foxxy has one he could borrow

Re: Guitar rental [Re: TIMRIM] #53779
05/09/2015 08:55 AM
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Have you seen this? Plays thru your phone or tablet fits in carry on bag.
It's not the real thing but sound like the real thing <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />
www.jamstik.com

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Re: Guitar rental [Re: stevemac] #53780
05/09/2015 01:38 PM
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Jim and Cecilia at Pro Valor have one for rent. It's possible they only rent it to their charters.

Re: Guitar rental [Re: NotquiteCapnRon] #53781
05/16/2015 03:04 PM
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Soper's Hole Marina, Tortola
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We have Fender guitars for rent! We just got them, and the details should be on our website by the first of the week. www.bviwatertoys.com

Re: Guitar rental [Re: SurfandSail] #53782
05/17/2015 09:15 AM
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Steve at the Elm in CGB OFFERED A GUITAR FOR A COUPLE OF SETS OF strings. I contacted him through Facebook at the advice from this board.

Re: Guitar rental [Re: stevemac] #53783
05/17/2015 11:07 AM
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Steve rocks..glad to hear it worked out!


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