Does the idea of picking and plucking your way through the Grand Canyon sound nice? You’re in luck — if you do want to bring your guitar on your river trip, it isn’t a problem at all, as long as we know about it in advance.
Here are a few tips to make your dreams a reality:
-Please tell us! We need to let the warehouse know to bring a large dry bag for your guitar. When the guides are rigging the boats before your trip, they’ll put the extra large dry bag on the boats and it’ll be waiting for you when you arrive.
-Don’t bring your most prized instrument. Chances are your guitar is probably going to get beat up a bit (even in a nice hard case). So make sure to bring a guitar that you’re OK with if it gets dinged up during the trip.
– About that nice hard case … make sure you bring it! Things tend to get banged around a bit in whitewater.
-Use common sense. You love playing guitar! Awesome! There might be other people on the trip who aren’t in to it. Please just use common sense on when to play, how long to play, where to play …
-Want to bring a different instrument? Again, let us know. We’ve seen ukuleles, mandolins, banjos … we can probably find a dry bag that will work.
-Enjoy yourself! Relaxing in the evenings and playing guitar is a great way to pass the time in the Canyon. Have fun!