Wechter Guitars Travel Elite (Spruce w/Fishman Electronics)Item ID: TV1710E
Acoustic-electric Wechter Travel Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Fishman Isys+ Electronics - Natural
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This Travel Acoustic-electric Gives You Big Tone!Wechter's Travel Elite Spruce acoustic-electric guitar demonstrates how Wechter continues to maximize bang for the buck. This guitar is slightly smaller than a typical acoustic, making it great for musicians on the go. The solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides provide the perfect blend of warmth and presence, and the 23.3" scale length makes the Travel Elite Spruce very playable. If you need a guitar that travels well, or a slightly smaller guitar for smaller-handed players, the Wechter Travel Elite Spruce is perfect for you.
Wechter Travel Elite Spruce Acoustic-electric Travel Guitar at a Glance:
Designed and crafted for tone
The Wechter Travel Elite Spruce comprises a wealth of fine components you may not expect at such a modest price. The Travel Elite Spruce features mahogany back and side material, complemented by a solid spruce top for rich tone. Plus, a rosewood fingerboard, a rosewood bridge, and a nato neck add to the sound and playability of the Wechter Travel Elite Spruce.
Fishman pickup system for excellent onstage sound
The travel-sized Fishman Travel Elite Spruce is designed to go with you everywhere — even if that means heading onstage. That's because it features a great-sounding Fishman Isys + pickup system. Wherever you are, you'll be ready to plug in and go, with the Wechter Travel Elite Spruce acoustic-electric guitar.
Precise Plek Pro setup
Plek Pro is a revolutionary guitar technology achievement, effectively delivering the most optimal string action physically possible. The Plek Pro system mechanically dresses each guitar under true playing conditions, identifying what, precisely, the guitar needs to achieve perfect fretwork. What you get in the end is an instrument that intonates better, is perfectly buzz-free and has a personalized setup that's even more accurate than what the finest luthier could ever offer.
Wechter guitars — a fine tradition
Abraham Wechter has been designing and building fine instruments for more than 30 years. Having crafted guitars for such artists as John Denver, Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Earl Klugh, Jonas Hellborg, BB King, and Rob Ikes, Abraham Wechter has rightly established a solid reputation among musicians the world over for his combination of craftsmanship and innovative design. Now Abraham makes his high-quality guitars available to you at decidedly non-boutique prices.
Includes Wechter gig bag
The included Wechter gig bag is made to fit your Wechter guitar perfectly and keep it safe. Perfect protection for your Wechter guitar! An ill-fitting gig bag won't do your prized axe any favors; you need a perfect fit! This gig bag is built road tough, and it cradles your Wechter guitar in fitted comfort. Put your Wechter guitar where it belongs - in a genuine Wechter gig bag!
Wechter Travel Elite Spruce Acoustic-electric Travel Guitar Features:
The Wechter Travel Elite Spruce gives you affordable quality and tone, on the go or at home!
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by Leon from Fort Walton Beach, FLAwesome Value for the Money
May 3, 2012
Music Background: Strong/Hobbyist
First of all, I am a novice player...but I've been around guitars all of my elderly life. I remember when Gibson Hummingbirds sold for $600.00 new and that was a l... read more [+]ong time ago...I normally don't write reviews but whenever I fine an exceptional bargain I want others to know my IMO.
I've got a couple of nice guitars (a Guild and a 1976 Ovation Legend)...and even a new technology Fretlight guitar (that I LOVE) but I wanted a small travel guitar that I could take around to plunk on that was playable, nicely adorned, but not terribly expensive...I researched Taylor (Big Baby & Mini GS), Martin, and a few others too – all nice guitars and highly rated by others. But some, like the Martin and Gibson parlor guitars were just so expensive and way too nice for what I wanted this guitar for...
In my research I ran across this Wechter guitar that I was unfamiliar with. After lots of research, I decided to place an order with Sweetwater on a Monday morning. My Wechter guitar arrived by Fedex two days later on Wednesday. Nicely boxed in protective wrapping, inside the included gig bag, and undamaged. It was so well packed that it took a little while to see the guitar...
The guitar looks exactly like the pictures – it looks really nice...like it cost lots more (should have?). Solid spruce top, mahogany sides and back - all have a beautifully grained appearance...I can observe no flaws in the grain or finish anywhere. The neck is a rounded “C” on the back like a typical acoustic but it it not a large big neck and it is easily barred by even a novice like me.
One of the reasons I was attracted to this guitar was the inclusion of the Fishman electronics. They are excellent. A chief complaint about travel guitars is that they are not loud enough if you want to play louder or play with others...these electronics solve all of those problems...I've tested them and they work great. The guitar really sounds good when amped. Mr. Wechter used to work at Gibson. His “Plek” machine is awesome for setting up the guitar. The strings are very low to the fretboard and there is no buzz – the “Plek” machine must be amazing.
Bottom line...best $389.00 I've ever spent. Great guitar and thanks Mr. Wechter (& Sweetwater)!
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Wechter Travel Elite
by jay from Sonoran desert Between Mexico and TucsonI'm a Stride Piano player. My hands take a lot of abuse. A doctor friend suggested I play guitar because of the difference in finger motion... Carpal Tunnel aside; The Wechter Travel Elite arrived and... read more [+] now my finger tips are a bit sore but the sound is magnificent. The Wechter Travel Elite is a Five Star,Dynomite instrument. close [-]
February 16, 2012
Music Background: JayEllingtonLee.com
Wechter Guitars Travel Elite Spruce
by Bobby from sugar land, TxI would first like to thank the sweet-water team for their wonderful service.
October 21, 2010
Music Background: i've played guitar for 2 and a half years. i also play cello and bass for my school orchestra, as well as sing for my school choir.
I'm not one bit disappointed by this guitar. the sound is a absolutely astonishing. the neck is very comfortable an... read more [+]d playing the guitar itself is also comfortable especially when in the sitting position. one thing I'd like to point out is, I'd like this guitar with a pick guard rather than the plain look, therefore, I'd have to go purchase the pick guard. the gigbag is padded very well with Wechter logo on the front pocket. I've played martin's and Taylor's but this is one heck of a mind-blowing guitar for its price. i totally recommend this breathtaking guitar 5/5 rating! close [-]
Nice sound, not very loud
by Mitra dasa from Sandy Ridge NCDon't expect to play along with other guitars unless you're plugged in or they play very lightly.
January 6, 2012
Music Background: guitar picker just for fun since 1970, kirtan music
Playing lightly gives a decent sound, if you dig in it doesn't increase the volume much. I boug... read more [+]ht this to travel with as you can carry them on a flight. In the airport I noticed others carrying full size guitars,( Jan.2012) so kind of an unnecessary purchase for me. I rarely have an amp with me, but the couple times I've used one, this sounds pretty good.
The idea with this for me was the smaller guitar may give me room to carry an amp in our little Honda Civic with the rest of the family.
Easy playing, kind of like a regular guitar with a capo up the neck, easy to reach stuff. close [-]
Wechter Guitars Travel Elite (Spruce w/Fishman Electronics)
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