The Luxury Item
I’ve been debating on what I should bring. I’m pretty much as minimal as I want to go on gear. My cookset, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothes, first aid/toiletries and pack weigh a whopping 20lbs. That’s pretty good I think. Anyhow I keep debating on what item I want to take just for me. I have a kindle, and I have a guitar both of which are in the air. The guitar weighs 27oz which is pretty good considering it’s a GUITAR. Well, Cordoba calls it a Guilele. I found it in Best Buy one day and just had to have it.
It’s really a cool little instrument and it was relatively cheap so I’m not worried about something happening to it. It was like $100, which in the guitar world is not much. It is tuned up a 4th above the guitar, meaning it’s like playing a guitar with the capo on the fifth fret. All well and good but that means every song I know has to be transposed or sang way higher.
I decided to try it out with the song this little song :) It’s not the best sounding guitar but it makes noise. Maybe that would be a bad thing though. Might make people not like me. haha
I think I’ve come to the conclusion that this will be my luxury item. I love to write songs and writing songs with out an instrument for me would be like playing soccer with out a ball. It’s a hard decision though bc I don’t want to regret bringing it. I’ve just heard so many stories of people bringing things that they didn’t need to and I’m trying to keep that to a bare minimum. What do you guys think?