Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III Mahogany - Natural

Solidbody Acoustic-electric Travel Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Headphone Amp, and Built-in Tuner - Natural
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The Portable, Full-scale Acoustic-electric

Traveler Guitar's Escape Mark III acoustic-electric travel guitar is a full-scale length guitar that still fits compactly in an airline overhead bin. Yet it's amazingly full-featured. In addition to its peizo pickup system and standard 1/4" output jack, this 25.5" scale length instrument also boasts a headphone amp/preamp and even an onboard tuner. And the headless design brings the guitar in at under 30" long. The Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III acoustic-electric travel guitar lets you take your music with you, wherever you go.

Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III Solidbody Travel Guitar at a Glance:
  • Compact and full size
  • Great acoustic tones
  • For you and your audience
Compact and full size

Now a travel guitar can feel and play like a full-sized instrument. The Escape Mark III features a full 25.5"-scale construction. This keeps fret spacing and string tension the same as your full-size guitars to ensures your fretting hand will feel completely comfortable. The guitar is built without a headstock to keep the length of the instrument at less than 30". And the Escape Mark III also boasts a fully contoured body that makes seated and standing playing easy and comfortable.

Great acoustic tones

Getting great acoustic sounds is a breeze on the Escape Mark III. An under-saddle peizo pickup gives you access to warm, full-range acoustic guitar tones. An onboard acoustic guitar preamp offers volume, treble, and bass controls that help you dial your tone in to suit your performance. And the onboard tuner makes keeping yourself in tune a piece of cake. Traveler guitars are a huge hit around Sweetwater for how good-sounding and player-friendly they are.

For you and your audience

The Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III acoustic-electric travel guitar is designed to be as much fun playing on your own as it is plugged in and performing for an audience. A standard 1/4" output jack sends your signal to an amplifier or direct to the board when playing live. Or you can use the 1/8" headphone jack and Aux In for plugging in a media player and a set of headphones for practice or just playing along for the sheer enjoyment of playing guitar.

Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III Acoustic-electric Travel Guitar Features:
  • Full 25.5" scale acoustic-electric travel guitar
  • Mahogany body with bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Custom piezo pickup delivers full-range acoustic tones
  • Built-in tuner
  • Headphone output offers silent playing and easy recording
  • Aux In lets you play along to your favorite music.
The Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III lets you take your music with you.

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Escape Travel guitar
Color Natural
Finish Satin
Top Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 22, medium
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Width 10.75"
Body Depth 1.62"
Electronics Shadow preamp with Nanoflex pickup, 1/8" headphone, 1/8" aux in
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number MK3 MHG

Customer Reviews

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I bought this guitar because I traveler for work, it is great really good sound especially when using headphones.The guitar has a built in tuner which is great, My teacher and other friends that play are very impressed, I would definitely recommencement this to a friend.

Mark III Mahogany

Great customer service on initial car. Guitar arrived quickly and they tracked it for me. Quality product. Exactly what I wanted for travel guitar. My friend, who has another Sweetwater travel guitar saw mine and couldn't put it down.

love it

The action is a little high, but otherwise I absolutely adore this thing. I take it with me to work when I'm gonna be there early. Take this and a little Roland CUBE amp and you have a functional jam rig anywhere that's insanely portable. It does not sound like an acoustic guitar -- it sounds like acoustic strings vibrating through a solid body amplified by a piezo-electric, so don't expect the rich overtone palette you'll get when you plug your Martin in. It is super playable, easy to tune on the fly, and doesn't even get noticed when you bring it on a plane -- or down the hospital halls to work. I half-zipped the case of my first one -- don't do this -- thereby dropping it from waist height onto a concrete floor, and the piezo pickup broke. I was able to unscrew everything, take the new pickup traveler guitar was kind enough to send me, and fish it through all the holes, and it worked! I DID have to sand out the hole leading into the under-bridge a little to reduce the sharp curve that I suspect led to the breakage in the first place. Traveler guitar tech guys are pretty cool. Not the most sterling example of customer service I've ever seen but good once they respond. It's a great-looking guitar, something I remember every time I open the case. I've played mine in an airplane seat without bothering my neighbors. Restringing takes an extra step or two but I restrung mine the other day in about five minutes (with electric peg wrench thing).
Music background: Amateur BBQ singer

Great Guitar

Received the Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III Mahogany acoustic-electric Travel Guitar as scheduled and on time. Played great right out of the box. I purchased this guitar to play on vacation and at home so I could practice and noodle around without disturbing others. I’ve had it now for three months. Already I’ve taken it on a ten day cruise, and my son took it on a two week business trip. I find myself playing it several times a day at home. I have other acoustic guitars (Dreadnoughts, Classical and Parlor) which I usually play every day, but the Traveler gets it’s turn too, typically when I want to try something out, or play without disturbing anyone. Here are some observations and first impressions: 1. Excellent for travel ... compact, light, and easily carried in it’s custom gig bag. 2. Looks great. Love the dark wood look of the Mahogany body. 3. Sounds great, especially through the headphones, and it’s not so bad without them in a quiet setting. I often play it unplugged. 4. Plays great. The neck feels and plays like other steel string acoustics, but sometimes feels like an electric. Easy to play. Good intonation. Stays in tune. 5. Love having the on-board tuner, but It took some getting used to due to the unusual location of the tuning machines, and because it only works unplugged. Can’t be used through the headphones or Amp. 6. The batteries will last a surprisingly long time – BUT – I found out the hard way that it’s very important to UNPLUG the headphones or amp cable when not in use. Otherwise the batteries will drain in a surprisingly short time. Some Issues: 1. Probably due to the guitar’s smaller body, after playing for a while, my right forearm gets irritated by making contact with the SHARP top edge of guitar body . 2. Right or wrong, bad habit or not, I am one of those players that anchor my pinky (and sometimes others) on the guitar body when playing finger style. This is a bit of a problem with this guitar due to the location of the tuning machines. 3. There is no pick guard on this guitar and the surface finish is not hard making it vulnerable to scratches from fingernails or picks. A pick guard would be a desirable option, IMO. Overall, I’m very satisfied with this purchase and the excellent Sweetwater customer support. Exactly what I was looking for. Perfect fit.
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