I am going to be backpacking around SE Asia, India and Nepal for 6 months and am trying to decide what guitar to take. I have been pondering some sort of backpacker or 3/4 guitar but I am starting to think that the difficulty of carrying around a full size may be worth the joy of being able to play one every day. The ideal guitar would be: inexpensive, light weight, could tolerate various climates (high humidity) and durable. I have pretty small hands, so a low profile neck would be an added bonus. I would welcome any thoughts that you all have --also any thoughts on best padded gig bags that could be strapped to a backpack!