Traveler Ultra Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar with Gig Bag

by Guitar Reviewer

  • One-piece maple neck and body with natural finish
  • Features a Shadow under-saddle piezo pickup and standard 1/4-inch output
  • Detachable lap rest frame
  • Includes deluxe gig bag, limited three-year warranty
  • Full 24-3/4″ scale, 22-fret acoustic/electric travel guitar fits in airline overhead bins

Product Description
Sharing the most basic components with our flagship model, the Pro-Series, the Traveler Ultra-Light Travel Guitar offers players a full-scale guitar to take on the road when weight and size requirements are strict. This guitar comes complete with an acoustic piezo pickup, a lightweight detachable lap rest frame, and a gig bag. The Ultra-Light is the perfect solution for players on-the-go and on a budget. This full 24-3/4 inch scale guitar weighs less than 3 pounds, … More >>

Price: $275.00
Rating: 4.5 (7 reviews)

Traveler Ultra Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar with Gig Bag

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anonymous object March 6, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I just received this, and am even more pleased than I thought I would be with it. I wasn’t sure which Traveler guitar model to get, so I took a bit of a gamble getting this one.

My most important desire was to be able to travel with a real guitar to practice. I have a 1/2 size Alvarez acoustic that is pretty nice, but there is still risk that a flight attendant will make me put it into baggage below the plane. This guitar, with a full size fretboard, is about as long as my arm. It sounds very nice; I am an acoustic player, and I don’t need fancy effects.

I got a Danelctro Honeytone portable amp, which works just fine with this; I meant to get the Honeytone headphone amp, but that is on its way. When it comes, the whole package will fit into the included gigbag, which itself will easily fit into a carry on tote .

At any rate, I now have a guitar that I can practice in the same room with my wife and not disturb her, and also take with me on my trips for work, for a total cost of a few hundred bucks including strap, cables and amp. The guitar arrived in tune and nicely set up, even in the winter.

Again, this is the answer to the traveler’s wish for a practical, playable, ‘sound’ guitar.
Rating: 5 / 5

Dann Jerrold Immel March 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm

After looking at many of the travel guitars I decided to purchase the Traveller Ultra-light. At 3 pounds and 28 inches it fits nicely into my 28″ rolling airline bag. The quality is excellent. I use it with a laptop computer as an amp while on the road. I am very happy with this Guitar.
Rating: 5 / 5

Brett Kidner March 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm

The research into this product has been realised in the purchase of the product which lived up to it acclaim. My only regreat was not following the Amazon advice and purchasing the amplifer with the traveler guitar.
Rating: 5 / 5

Evil Monkey March 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

The Traveler Ultra Light serves it’s purpose as an easily packable full-scale travel guitar. Put on a decent strap and it’s not hard to get use to playing. The problem I have encountered is that it does not have a built in headphone amp and I haven’t found one that is very compatible with it. The Pocket Rock-it sounds pretty good but the positioning and size of it make it awkward to use since it gets in the way of your strumming arm. I bought a Dean Markley travel amp with a 3″ speaker and it doesn’t sound very good with the piezo pick-up on the guitar. Its very “quacky” and plastic sounding. Plugged into a full-size amp, this guitar sounds great but that kind of defeats the purpose of the travel concept. I have never tried the Traveler Pro-Series, which has the piezo pick-up, single coil pick-up and stethophone or the Traveler Escape, which has a built in headphone amp but I would recommend those over the Ultra-Light. The materials on the Ultra-Light are high quality and it is very well made so I would think other products from this company are as well. I will probably buy another Traveler brand guitar in the future.
Rating: 4 / 5

P. Sloniger March 7, 2010 at 1:14 am

I looked around at a lot of ‘travel’ guitars, but always found something lacking. This was the perfect combination of price, performance and portability. The greatest thing is probably because of it’s remarkable design, it’s a full-size guitar. It plays just like any normal size guitar. The piezoelectric pickup under the bridge is rudimentary (no preamp, volume or eq control), but it’s clean and functional. Plugged in it sounds like any other piezo-pickup acoustic.
Rating: 4 / 5

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