You may want to think twice about travelling with a guitar
Because this might happen http://now.msn.com/delta-air-lines-crushes-vintage-gibson-guitar-of-musician-dave-schneider
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Did I mention NEVER-EVER travel on an airline unless your instruments are in an ATA approved flight case???
BTW, I never-ever transport from home to the gig in my minivan unless they are in an ATA approved flight case. Anything less is just asking for it.
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I think notes is right on the nose there. not that that excuses the airline at all.. I mean, its still there job to take care of all bags.. and its not like you didnt know it was a guitar..... but still.. I wouldnt eaven think of shipping my 500 buck LP in its case... its not ment for that. and thats only 500 bucks...
I see people carrying their precious instruments to the gig in those soft-sided gig bags, and think to myself, there's an accident waiting to happen.
Even when I'm not flying, and even if I'm bring the el-cheapo LTD EC50 to the gig, it's in a flight case. And there have been a few times when that saved the gig.