Traveler Guitar Pro-Series Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Sort By Date Sort By Rating
February 27, 2013Music Background:
Father of a talented musician who keeps me keen
Little genieWith three months travel coming up and having had to lug my beloved gibson SG on two previous overseas trips it is going to be so easy to tote this little beauty as cabin luggage instead of sweating over treatment by those oh so gentle baggage handlers!.........NOT! Tone from choice of two pickups is superb Run thru my Boss EBand travel amp I have all the sounds I need from classic acoustic to mildly metal Clean functional design .Serious little travel buddy ...Cuba here we come
May 9, 2012Music Background:
Traveler Guitar Pro-SeriesGenerally, a solid travel, portable, practice guitar. What has surprised me is it's ability to stay in tune, and keep sustain.
The drawback is it's light weight-at times it is difficult to control the fretboard when/or if you play more robustly. The stethoscope is awkward, but does function as advertised.
I recommend this product with little reservations.
from New York, NY
January 11, 2012Music Background:
Singer-songwriter, producer, actor, voiceover artist
Fun and well-designedI bought this guitar AFTER a month-long trip to southeast Asia. Going on that trip, I'd brought a larger travel guitar by another manufacturer. Even though that guitar was small enough to fit in the overhead bin on the plane, Cathay Pacific has, as it turned out, a strict "no instrument policy" (!!) and I was forced to gate-check it. When we landed in Hong Kong, my travel axe was destroyed. I decided then and there that I would do two things. First, if I ever got control of my OWN airline, I would enact a strict "No Briefcase Policy". Second, I would get a smaller, solid-bodied, more rugged travel guitar that would be small enough for me to pack IN MY SUITCASE, so I could get around the capricious rules of the accursed airlines.
A month on the other side of the world was mind-blowing, but with no axe to play, write, and practice with, I was blue.
So I have my Traveler now, and I have to say, it's pretty great. The scale is a good playable size -- not the perfect size for me but it DOESN'T feel like a toy. The overall design is efficient, bordering on genius -- the elimination of the headstock, with the strings curling back under the guitar past the saddle saves a lot of real-estate. I like the detachable leg-rest a lot, although I find myself just as often taking that off and just using a strap. I have yet to use it amplified, but I just get a huge kick out of the stethoscope vibration pickup!
Really, the only peeves I have with it are the tuners and the cable that goes from the guitar to the leg-rest. The tuners, because of their location and layout, are awkward to use and take some getting used to. The cable that connects the electronics to the leg-rest goes in WAY TOO TIGHT. As I mentioned, I do like to detach the leg-rest often, and I hope that over time the amount of force required unplugging that cable doesn't damage it. Those two minor things aside, this is a great little axe that's very well-suited to air, car, boat and bus travel. It's been a pleasure having something to write with and practice on in hotel rooms, that's recordable thanks to its electronics and yet very acoustically quiet so it won't disturb anyone!! Too bad I got it after the big trip and not before. Oh well....next time, this baby's coming with me!!
Do bear in mind that because this guitar is a solid-body, its actual un-amplified, un-stethoscoped sound is NOT LOUD. So don't be surprised if you take it to a beach party and you get drowned out around the campfire. If you want to be heard in those situations, you'll need a little amp. But for personal playing and practice, amplified playing, or recording, wherever you are in the WORLD, the Traveler is really the bomb.