#1
Can someone please give me the dimensions of a strat (length width ). i need this information urgently as i my p;arents are getting me one from america and i need to know if it can be taken in carry on baggage.

also has anyone had any experience taking a guitar on a flight (they are flying by lufthansa)???

thanks in advance.
#3
Ive flown with my Les Paul once before and talked with some of the aircraft personnel about it. If its in a soft case there wont be any problems with taking it on as a carry on, if its in a hard case it should still be fine so long as its not a really small plane
#5
tell them to buy a very well padded softcase and carry it on, i think it will be allowed but you have to put in the overhead compartments
#6
couldnt find any thing on google about the size..
they have size restrictions on the carry on baggage


k ill tell them about the soft case and slackening the strings.
the guitar should come with a fendr gig bag
thanks alot
#8
Quote by mudjimba
Make sure they unwind the strings so there completely slack.


Wrong. Don't do this. It's a common misconception. In a tech column I read, the tech said he had seen several cases of necks warping, when the strings were slacked, and had never seen one when the the strings were kept tense.
#9
I have my old American Strat that I usually just take the neck off and stick in my luggage between some clothes
#10
thats alright but I can imagine after a few times the neck holes would start to wear
#11
No, what I did was take a Drill press and put steel threaded posts in the neck and body.

The guitar actually sounds better like this - of course that's subjective - because the joint is much tighter.

If he's looking for a quick way to get the guitar home I don't think doing this once would hurt anything.