Thank you all for the great advice! We were not aware of the options of flying over. We are getting that worked out now.
We will definitely check out some of those bands. Good news for us is that we checked with Continental and they said we could bring a guitar as a carry on item. I have no idea where they will put it, but we are going to bring them on the plane with us.
Thanks again for your offers and advice. 40 days and we'll be on the island.