I use to play in an acoustic band in the Sierra and we did over nighters by just hand carrying. On some longer trips I have brought a mandolin strapped to the back of the pack. I've played some backpack guitars like the Martin that can be strapped to the back or side of a pack. I use to have specific guitars designated for outdoor use- cheap, small bodied (ooo size or concert) and basically expendable. Put the guitar in a garbage bag, then a soft shell case. I've never been UL, so my packs have always had lots of lash points. I have been careful to not disturb others that may be camped nearby. Though, I've ended up giving some impromptu concerts and having some jams that were lots of fun. Amazing what kind of percussion section you can create with backpack cookware and bear canisters. grin

Edited by bluefish (12/30/13 10:35 AM)