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Old 05-09-2008, 10:27   #1
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Question Can an elec guitar survive 2 years on a boat

I am planing on buying a Fender Strat and a small vox amp and I'm wondering if they could survive on the ocean?
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A couple friends of ours both have electric guitars that they take on their boat in the tropics in the Pacific. They have a great time taking them ashore with their amps and little generator and playing for the locals on their small islands.


Guitars...$3200. Amps...$1100. Generator...$599. Turning the South Pacific on to Jimmy Hendrix....priceless.
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I have two acoustics and one electric on board, been there for about 2 years. About the only thing I can recommend is, if you are going to take it to the beach, spend the money and get the Elixir strings, they never rust.

Just played a friends Fender American this weekend (I'm a Les Paul guy) and it was very nice!
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I have had 2 electrics and one acoustic/electric onboard for 4+ years now. Elixer strings for the corrosion problem is a must.
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I have had 2 electrics and one acoustic/electric onboard for 4+ years now. Elixer strings for the corrosion problem is a must.
lol, we're opposite.
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Thanks all of you for a great info. This was my son Misiu who did the post this morning when I was at work . He's 13 and that was a big dilemma for him because in two months we are moving aboard to start outfitting and cruising .
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hmmm.... do bagpipes survive well?

not much to rust on those.

the spousal unit probably won't appreciate their presence on board tho.
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Believe it or not I know some people on a boat called "Ocean Piper" they are in the Bahamas right now and they play the bagpipes on deck for the 4th of july boat parade LOL
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pleez don't encourage me... I have the talent of Jack Benny on the violin
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