backpacking guitar and fiddle?

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anyone have any opinions on which ones are best for sound, best for traveling? im thinking in particular of the Martin and Gibson.

also, any suggestions on cheap fiddles?
 
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any suggestions then? perhaps folks can tell me whats worked best for them traveling.
 

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depends on what kind of traveling your talking about...I wouldn't spend more than a $100 on a guitar I was going to hitch with. I have a Samsick Silvertone elec/acoustic that I paid $70 for has low action and easy to play and sounds decent through my little 9vlt amp... and its red!

If your driving around in your Grandmas stolen Impala and don't have to worry about it getting tossed around like an ugly hooker then by all means get a Gibson
 

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fiddle. everyone and their doogle has a guitar. plus itll be much easier to deal with.
 
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good points. i once had a fiddle for a short time. was only able to get John Henry down, but it didn't seem over the top difficult if i stuck with simple old timey songs.
 
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they are actually priced fairly close together. which surprised me. but hey ya, fiddle me some washburn baby.
 

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