Julian Lage shares pro tip for traveling with a Telecaster – remove the neck completely

Julian Lage and his Fender Telecaster
(Image credit: Andy Sheppard/Redferns via Getty / Julian Lage/Instagram)

It’s one of the biggest headaches for guitarists: what is the easiest and most convenient way to travel with a guitar? 

Granted, there are some brilliant travel guitars on the market, but if you want to take your prized Gibson Les Paul or Fender Stratocaster on the road, you’re usually limited to two options: lug around a heavy hardcase or opt for a rucksack-style gig bag. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.