Traveler Guitar EG-1 Custom - Black

Solidbody Electric Travel Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Humbucking Pickup, Aux Input, Headphone Amp, Onboard Distortion, and Shadow Tuner - Black
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This Axe Lets You Rock Out Anywhere!

At last, Traveler Guitar's EG-1 Custom gives you the full-scale features you want in a streamlined guitar that lets you take your music anywhere. Despite its undersized body, the EG-1 Custom delivers full-sized humbucker tone and the playability you demand. This full 24.75"-scale electric guitar fits easily in airplane overhead compartments or your luggage. What's more, the EG-1 Custom is a favorite around Sweetwater because of its impressive headphone amp, which comes complete with distortion (accessed via the push-pull tone knob) and a built-in tuner, so you can rock out anywhere - even in your hotel room when you've arrived at 2:00AM.

Traveler Guitar EG-1 Custom Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Ditch the bulk, not the scale length
  • Top-notch tonewoods and killer looks to go
  • Packed with goodies and loaded with tone
Ditch the bulk, not the scale length

Sure there are other so-called travel guitars out there, but the Traveler Guitar EG-1 Custom gives you something those shrunk-down models can't: real full-scale feel. That's because the EG-1 Custom's unique design manages to lose the access bulk without trimming down its scale length. You don't even need to buy special strings! In the end, the EG-1 Custom gives you a super-portable guitar that still feels and acts like a regular, full-sized instrument in every way that matters.

Top-notch tonewoods and killer looks to go

An upgraded version of Traveler Guitar's original Escape EG-1 electric guitar, the EG-1 Custom gives you excellent tonewoods - plus classy looks to boot. First, there's the EG-1 Custom's combination of a lightweight and resonant alder body with a bound African mahogany neck - a tonewood combination that perfectly balances warmth, sparkle, and bite. Add to that gold hardware and block fretboard inlays and, small as it is, the Traveler Guitar EG-1 Custom is one good-looking electric guitar!

Packed with goodies and loaded with tone

No matter what guitar you play, nothing is more important than your tone. That's why Traveler Guitar loaded the EG-1 Custom with a full-sized classic-style humbucker. It sounds awesome! But when you show up at your hotel in the wee hours of the morning itching to rock out before you crash, no one's going to want to hear how great your axe sounds. Lucky for you, the EG-1 Custom features a built-in headphone output. Want to kick in some distortion? Just pull up on the tone pot and dig in. And since there's no point to playing out of tune, you'll also be sure to appreciate the Shadow tuner onboard your Traveler Guitar EG-1 Custom electric guitar.

Traveler Guitar EG-1 Custom Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Full-sized guitar sound and feel that you can take anywhere
  • Unique folded string design gives you a full 24.75"-scale guitar in a 28.5" frame - no special strings needed!
  • Compact frame packs small enough to fit comfortably in your luggage or the overhead storage compartment of most planes
  • A fantastic guitar for playing on smaller stages
  • Resonant alder body and dense mahogany neck provide a balanced yet vibrant tone
  • Full-sized humbucker delivers classic electric guitar sound
  • Built-in headphone amplifier with onboard distortion engine makes rocking out alone a blast
  • 1/8" auxiliary input lets you jam along to your favorite tunes
  • Custom gig bag included
Get full-sized sound and feel to go with a Traveler Guitar EG-1 Custom solidbody electric guitar from Sweetwater!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape EG-1
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Escape
Fingerboard Material Ebonized Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Blocks
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.625"
Bridge/Tailpiece Hardtail
Tuners Gold, 14:1 Ratio
Number of Pickups 1
Bridge Pickup Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Strings D'Addario EXL 110, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number EG1C BLK V2

Customer Reviews

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Extremely Pleased

After playing several travel guitars over about a year and being less than satisfied I played the EG-1 for about 30 minutes with headphones and knew it was the one. The standard scale, way if felt, sound and it's looks are key. Took it home and gave it a good set up. Plays nice. I had one problem in that the strap button broke after my first air travel with it. I'd already set it up and didn't want to return the guitar for a few dollar part. The nice folks at Sweetwater were kind enough to send me a new button. Tuner location takes some getting use to. It's a bit bright with it's bridge PU for my use of practicing chord melodies. Still, roll off the tone and it's a good guitar to take on travel.
Music background: 60s, 70s, 80s, cover bands, jazz

Never stays in tune

This guitar is beautiful and light weight but will never stay in tune. I see why they put a built-in tuner on it, you will need it every 60 seconds or so. It is a real shame because it has some great features but those around the body strings and cheap tuners will never stay in tune without expensive modifications to an already fairly expensive traveler. One last thing, you practically need to be an octopus to change the strings on it I would recommend the steinberger or Hohner instead, they don't look as fancy but always stay in tune and cheaper.
Music background: 40 plus years Rock and Blues
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