Traveler Guitar Pro Series Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar

by Guitar Reviewer

  • One-piece maple neck and body with natural finish
  • Includes listening Stethophone for battery-free private listening and traditional 1/4-inch output with tone and volume
  • Detachable lap rest
  • Includes deluxe gig bag, limited three-year warranty
  • Full 24 3/4″ scale steel-string acoustic/electric travel guitar fits in airline overhead bins

Product Description
The amazing design of the Traveler Pro makes it the only travel guitar to feature a full 24-3/4″ scale fretboard. It also has an internal resonant pickup coupled with a unique Stethophone headset that allows private listening without an external power source. When you do plug it in, it gives you a choice or mix of a custom acoustic pickup and a traditional single coil. The Traveler Pro weighs only 3-1/2 lbs. and is only 28″ long, making it about as portable as a gui… More >>

Price: $349.99
Rating: 5.0 (5 reviews)

Traveler Guitar Pro Series Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar

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Stephen April 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm

The guitar came well boxed and padded with brown paper. Unfortunately there was no receipt included which I would need for warranty work. I called Customer Service and they just sent me a copy of an email that they sent me for the purchase. If anything goes wrong with the guitar and I would need warranty work, I’m not sure that a copy of email would satisfy the need of a receipt.

As far as the guitar, it is an excellent alternative to a full size guitar when you are unable to bring a full size one. But this is not a good substitue to a conventional guitar. The fit and finish are spectacular to say the least. The electronics work flawlessly. The sound is very good. The included stethescope earphone is uncomfortable to wear and most headphone amps will not fit into the cable jack due to its location. As far as playability, it is strange for my right hand. Without a full size body my hand gets a bit confused sometimes. Nice gigbag.
Rating: 5 / 5

M. Borders April 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm

This little guitar is amazing. I now take it when I need a guitar away from home. It’s fun to play and sounds great when I need to play at public gatherings. I’ve taken it on planes with no problem and no questions asked. Great item.
Rating: 5 / 5

Mozer April 5, 2010 at 12:31 am

I totally love my traveler, except for one detail, the detachable arm (where the dials and switch are located) did not endure the stress, and the wood split at the point of attachment. I did a mickeymouse job of reattaching the split wood, and though it jiggles just a little bit, it’s relatively sturdy.

But i truly do take it pretty much everywhere i go, especially if i know i’ll be waiting a while for something or someone. This way, i make sure to practice a good half-hour minimum daily as opposed to the couple of hours a month (before the Traveler).

The sound is not super crunchy, but it’s nice, clean, and clear on the amps i’ve played it on. I’ve used mostly Fender strings, and the action is very nice. I don’t have much trouble in the way of tuning or it going out of tune, unless i play an extensive amount of bends, and then it’s usually the G string that goes out of tune. I’ve used the capo, a slide, a few effects with this guitar, and i’m satisfied with everything so far (except for wishing for a whammy bar from time to time).

So, if this guitar was stronger at it’s stress point, and it included a whammy bar, it would be truly a 5-star plus in my estimation.
Rating: 4 / 5

R. McGee April 5, 2010 at 1:53 am

I knew I wanted to learn to play a guitar, but lugging a full sized acoustic to/from work wouldn’t cut it for me. So I was at my LMS one day when I ran across the Traveler. It’s amazing! The neck is full sized, and solid maple, so it looks and feels like a $1200 guitar. The rest of the guitar looks a little funky, but don’t let that fool you. The sound is at least as good as any above average electric from a guitar store (The pickup is medium quality), and if you connect it to something like a Mac, using GarageBand with a “LightSnake” interface cable, the results will amaze you. It is small enough to fit in an airline’s overhead luggage storage bin. One thing I don’t like is that the stock stethoscope “headphone” for playing it acoustic can be pretty painful. It’s an acoustic tube, like the old airline in-flight movie systems. with stethoscope earplugs. My advice, like someone else said here, is to buy a small 2 watt Microcube, a computer interface, or a headset amp and play it as a solid-body electric. Remember, no electric can drive a headset directly. Heck, you can even play it “unplugged”. Odds are, you’ll be the only one able to hear it. This is perfect for late night practice without disturbing the family, and is hundreds of dollars cheaper than the “Silent Series” of full sized guitars from Yamaha. The maker’s website has the manual on-line, along with a photo collection of people playing it around the world. From the cockpit of a 747 to the top of Mt.Everest, the Traveler has been there. I’ve had mine 4 years, and my first string finally broke tonight. I had been dreading replacing the strings, but happily discovered they are much easier to change than my full-sized acoustic guitar (D’Addario EJ-15, extra light, round wound bronze phosphor are included as standard). Yes, it may look a little funny, but the Traveler more than makes up for that by its performance and portability.
Rating: 5 / 5

X April 5, 2010 at 3:04 am

I’ve had my traveler guitar for 10 years and absolutely love it. It’s been all over the world with me and I’ve gigged with it for hundreds of fellow GIs at austere locations around the globe. People are constantly amazed by how good of a sound comes from such a small guitar. I usually play it through a Korg Pandora for headphones or when I’m using a PA. When I’m in a hotel room I take a Roland Micro Cube or Johnson mini amp along depending on my luggage space and they each sound great with the Traveler. I’ve spent over a decade trying every portable guitar set-up that I could find and I’ve yet to see anything that I like more than this!
Rating: 5 / 5

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