John. thanks again for the inspection
tips. I am making a list!!
DP, I have mixed feelings about guitars. I will definitely take a cheap
acoustic, and considering taking a very nice one. Drying out is the real harm, so as long as it doesn't get immersed, I think the sea air will not be terrible on the wood. The tuners and electronics
are more likely to suffer corrosion
. Sealing a guitar in its case should get it to its destination
safely. Still weighing all the +/- of that.
There is a company called RainSong that makes a carbon fiber guitar. They sound great and will never warp. In fact, you could use it as a paddle and then go play a gig!! That is a strong contender. Taking a Tele along for sure...