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Jun 24, 2021 - 3:01:16 PM
26 posts since 11/17/2020

Long shot but here goes nothing. I'm flying from CA to my hometown in NC this weekend and really don't want the hassle of flying with my banjo and the risk that entails. I have called around to local music shops in the area I'm visiting and nobody rents banjos. Any chance anyone here knows someone or would be willing to loan a banjo or rent me a banjo for 3 weeks? I'll be in the Morganton/Hickory area mostly but will also be heading up to Asheville as well so anything in that area would be great. This goes without saying but I would treat it as if its my own, actually probably better since it isn't mine.

Jun 24, 2021 - 3:57:50 PM

2658 posts since 3/30/2008

I would think that the "hassle" of carrying your own banjo is much less than the hassle of renting some X the unknown instrument & set up from a stranger + rental price. ?? ( I thought that most airlines were more accommodating about carry-on instruments lately).

Jun 24, 2021 - 4:33:20 PM

26 posts since 11/17/2020

True, there is that aspect as well, I'm just nervous/worried about having to gate check and run the risk of arriving from my cross country flight and opening my case to a broken peghead. If I do travel with it, I can update the flight post that has been going on here for a while about my experience with American Airlines.

Jun 24, 2021 - 4:50:19 PM

rcc56

USA

3622 posts since 2/20/2016

You can get a new Rover RB-20 open back from Elderly for $230. They show 2 left in stock.
If it survives the trip, you'll have a campfire banjo, which is not a bad thing to have.

Jun 24, 2021 - 6:40:18 PM

26 posts since 11/17/2020

Yea, I have 2 banjos now, started on an openback Goodtime and more recently purchased a 1980 Ode so if I do travel with one, it will definitely be the Goodtime and not the Ode.

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