wazow wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:22 am
I take a 60$ Lanikai (?) Ukulele. I am really bad at playing it, as I only camp about 1-2 times a year, and this is about the only time I touch it. Yet, it has to be. As when I camp, I also carry all my stuff, and a guitar is just too much for this, IMHO.
^^^^ This. I take my $130 Kala KA-B Baritone Ukulele. Same - I'm terrible at it. But it's fun and provides diversion. And of course, my poor playing matches well with all the poor vocals from the sing-along campers!
No issues with humidity that I can tell...
I always looked at my beater guitars in terms of replacement costs. I took a Cordoba C3M for psych music therapy, because at $200, if a psych patient went nuts and smashed the instrument, I'm out $200. If that actually happened, I'd replace it with a $90 Hohner all laminate.
That being said, my current picnic guitar (think day trips) is worth about $300. But camping, it's the ukulele.