Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II (Steel Lefty) (No Longer Available)
Left-handed Acoustic-electric Travel Guitar with Full-scale 25-1/2" Maple Neck, Alder Body, Rosewood Fingerboard, and L.R. Baggs Custom Element-Hybrid Pickup System - Natural
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From Our Research Team:
Real Acoustic Feel, Travel Size!Note: This is the left-handed version.
The travel guitar for the serious guitarist! If you've been playing for a while, you know how important "feel" is to the playing experience. And since most travel guitars have a shorter scale, the "feel" is completely off... the frets are closer together, it's harder to form chords, and you've got to re-train yourself on how to play... only to re-train again once you get back home. But the Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II manages to avoid all of that nonsense. This sophisticated acoustic-electric travel guitar features a full-scale 25-1/2" neck, complete with an ergonomic overhead compartment-friendly design for a "best of both worlds" combination.
One look at the Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II and you know this isn't your ordinary travel guitar. Play it acoustically and you'll get surprising sound from the alder body, maple neck, and ebonized rosewood fingerboard. But plug in a pair of headphones (there's a headphone preamp system onboard!) and listen to the Escape MK-II come to life. You'll also want to plug into your favorite amp or the PA system at the little coffeehouse open mic you happened upon. The high-quality custom L.R. Baggs Element-Hybrid pickup system sounds amazing.
If you're after a travel guitar that has the serious player in mind, the Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II is it. You even get a deluxe gig bag with it.
Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II Features at a Glance:
Finally, a travel guitar that plays like the real thing: Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II!
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Excellent Travel Guitar for Lefties!!
by Sijel from Houston TXFINALLY! An excellent travel guitar for left-handed players!
June 12, 2011
Music Background: Guitarist & Recording Hobbyist
After searching for and evaluating travel guitars for over 20 years, I've found my go-to travel acoustic. I still own the electric... read more [+] steinberger which I use for trips and the occassional jam invite - but this Escape MK-II provides th best travel acoustic ever.
It has good sustain and sound travel due to the tuner holes in the body. The earphone sound of the hybrid pickup is just fine for quiet hotel practicing or composing with my Laptop Sonar X1 studio. Hint: bring an HDMI cable to hook the laptop to the hotel room HDTV and you are in travel composing heaven ;-).
A slide switch allows me to switch to "Amp" mode and plug this into my Fender Princeton Chorus amplifier. Switch on a light chorus on the amp and EQ the MK-II onboard for a nice tone.
This isn't a Martin or a Taylor - but I can't fit either of those into an overhead bin on an airplane. The MK-II plays well (since it's full neck scale) and sounds just fine. I'll bring it on most flights I take for the next several years! close [-]
Mike, Cheney, WA
Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II (Steel Lefty)
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