Traveltalkonline.com Forums


BVI Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors BVI Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics30,528
Posts229,305
Members25,443
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
Zanshin 80
Fred 77
EllenS 76
Kennys 76
TomB 76
Member Spotlight
extreme
extreme
Quebec, Canada
Posts: 406
Joined: August 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
MassExodus, mayhem
Who's Online Now
30 registered members (Lionsail, sleepychef, NCSailor, Fred, Winterstale, Memphré, SteveH, TomGarvey, Rush, Sunnykm, BruceU, deliveryskipper, kaba, NumberCruncher, warren460, GeorgeC1, TRIM, 706jim, Maranjo, Latadjust, SURICK, dlparch, Kevin_B, CdnCouple, 6 invisible), 229 guests, and 390 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Guitar rental #53770
05/08/2015 01:40 PM
05/08/2015 01:40 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 302
stevemac Offline OP
Traveler
stevemac  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 302
Anybody know where I can get one for a few days? TMM says thaey only rents to charters and no response from surfbvi.

BVI Sponsors
Re: Guitar rental [Re: stevemac] #53771
05/08/2015 01:43 PM
05/08/2015 01:43 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,198
Cape Coral Florida (Texas tran...
stoneyusaf Offline
Traveler
stoneyusaf  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,198
Cape Coral Florida (Texas tran...
I won't go into detail but I am deleting this post...sorrry...nothing to add

Last edited by stoneyusaf; 05/08/2015 02:10 PM.
Re: Guitar rental [Re: stoneyusaf] #53772
05/08/2015 01:45 PM
05/08/2015 01:45 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 281
Oklahoma
Sugaree Offline
Traveler
Sugaree  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 281
Oklahoma
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 02:23 PM
05/08/2015 02:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 29
C
CanadianSailor Offline
Traveler
CanadianSailor  Offline
Traveler
C
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 29
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.

cs

Re: Guitar rental [Re: stevemac] #53774
05/08/2015 02:29 PM
05/08/2015 02:29 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,160
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
Manpot Offline
Traveler
Manpot  Offline
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,160
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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 03:23 PM
05/08/2015 03:23 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 164
SouthEastern Pennsylvania
W
WayneC Offline
Traveler
WayneC  Offline
Traveler
W
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 164
SouthEastern Pennsylvania
I agree!!

Re: Guitar rental [Re: WayneC] #53776
05/08/2015 06:37 PM
05/08/2015 06:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 445
7
706jim Online content
Traveler
706jim  Online Content
Traveler
7
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 445
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 10:10 PM
05/08/2015 10:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 302
stevemac Offline OP
Traveler
stevemac  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 302
Thanks everyone. I'll contact Steve at the Elm.

Re: Guitar rental [Re: Sugaree] #53778
05/08/2015 10:26 PM
05/08/2015 10:26 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 226
Mammoth Lakes, Can.
T
TIMRIM Offline
Traveler
TIMRIM  Offline
Traveler
T
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 226
Mammoth Lakes, Can.
Angie. .great suggestion. ..maybe Foxxy has one he could borrow

Re: Guitar rental [Re: TIMRIM] #53779
05/09/2015 09:55 AM
05/09/2015 09:55 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,066
South Jersey, USA
boatjunkie Offline
Traveler
boatjunkie  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,066
South Jersey, USA
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

Last edited by boatjunkie; 05/09/2015 09:55 AM.


[Linked Image]
Re: Guitar rental [Re: stevemac] #53780
05/09/2015 02:38 PM
05/09/2015 02:38 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 173
Rivals, Kentucky
NotquiteCapnRon Offline
Traveler
NotquiteCapnRon  Offline
Traveler
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 173
Rivals, Kentucky
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 04:04 PM
05/16/2015 04:04 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 462
Soper's Hole Marina, Tortola
SurfandSail Offline
Traveler
SurfandSail  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 462
Soper's Hole Marina, Tortola
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 10:15 AM
05/17/2015 10:15 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 302
stevemac Offline OP
Traveler
stevemac  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 302
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 12:07 PM
05/17/2015 12:07 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,160
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
Manpot Offline
Traveler
Manpot  Offline
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,160
Tortola/ Sonoma, California
Steve rocks..glad to hear it worked out!


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1