Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III
I've never ordered a guitar "online" without playing it first, but I trust Sweetwater implicitly. I needed a guitar to take on an overseas trip. I traveled light and did not wish to check any luggage. So, I carried a roll-on suitcase and the Traveler guitar. No hassles from the flight attendants, although the ladies on my flight to Israel wanted to play it! It plays well and sounds very nice through an amp. I may do a "set up " in the future but it is very acceptable the way it plays right out of the box. Your neighbors won't hear it without an amp, so it's perfect for practicing in a hotel room. Plus, as others have said, you can stuff lots of socks and t-shirts in the gig bag! I've already played it for a gig or two through big amps. It's quite a conversation-starter! I've had to get used to the tuning - just pay attention to the in-body keys. But I'm almost used to it now! What'll they think of next? Thanks, Sweetwater!