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5 Musical Instruments You Should Bring To Your Next Camping Trip
There's always designated "bard" during camping trips - that guy who always brings along a guitar or bongo. Now if you want to try and be that guy, or you're just looking for something new to play with at camp, any of these five excellent instruments would be a great candidate.

East top 10-Holes, 20-Tone Blues Harp Mouth Organ Harmonica

Although harmonica music kinda give off jailhouse vibes, it still makes some fine music at the hands of a capable player. It is also the most compact instrument on our list, which really makes it an ideal camping partner.

Compliments Complaints
  • Good quality for the price
  • Good harmonica for a beginner
  • Well-constructed for its price
  • A customer complained that the reeds were broken
  • Inferior compared to a more expensive Hohner
  • Chinese-made 

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AKLOT 23 inch Solid Mahogany Concert Ukelele

The ukelele is one of the best musical companions you can have outdoors. It's not big, not too loud and the sound is always pleasant. While it's typically what you'd bring to the beach, it certainly won't look awkward at a campfire.

Compliments Complaints
  • Came well-packaged
  • Great build quality
  • Comes with a lot of accessories
  • Saddle and nut are made of plastic
  • Electronics are not great
  • Pickups are not that good 

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UNOKKI Kalimba (Thumb Piano)

Despite being really compact, the kalimba is no slouch when belting out tunes. In fact, you can even do chords on it. Plus, it sounds unbelievably relaxing though don't expect it to be as loud as a guitar.

Compliments Complaints
  • Well-made for its price
  • Good starter instrument for beginners
  • Decent wood quality
  • Carrying bag is not good
  • Higher notes aren't as clear
  • A customer complained of spots on metal parts

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Yamaha JR1 FG Junior 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar

Can't go wrong with a classic, right? The only problem with acoustic guitars are they're so damn bulky, but you may be able to save a bit more space with Yamaha's junior-sized acoustic, without sacrificing a full guitar sound.

Compliments Complaints
  • Great value for money
  • Good for kids and beginners
  • Playable right out of the box
  • Zipper on case sticks
  • Stock strings not as good
  • Smaller than a 3/4 scale guitar

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Kmise 10-inch, 11-note Handpan Drum

Looking for something more exotic to try your musical ideas on during camping? The handpan is something that even a beginner can easily get into but won't bore those with experience. In fact, even if you randomly play on this thing it will sound like music. Plus it's tough, you won't have to worry much about it on the campsite.
Compliments Complaints
  • Good starter instrument
  • Not a delicate instrument, good for the outdoors
  • Easy to learn
  • Not all notes are clear
  • Instruction and music book are hard to understand
  • A customer said his instrument had some flat notes

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