From gig to gig and all the practices in between, travel and mini acoustic-electric guitars are definitely a musician’s best friend. Lightweight and portable, with the ability to be plugged in to an amplifier for added projection, these guitars give you all the benefits of a full-sized guitar in a more compact package.
If you’re a beginner, or someone with a smaller frame, these mini and travel guitars are a great starting point. Simple in design, but with all the essentials of an electric-acoustic, these guitars allow you to plug in and just focus on your playing. And because they’re smaller in size and weight, it’s easy to take them everywhere you go.
The first thing you’ll notice when taking a look at the selection here is the different shapes and designs. From classic to eye-catchingly unique, these travel guitars were crafted to suit a variety of playing styles. If you’re into keeping things traditional, consider picking up the Martin X Series LX1E Little Acoustic-Electric. With a modified body for a continuously rich tone, this mini guitar offers portability and performance like no other. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a guitar that will turn heads, take a look at the Traveler Guitar Pro Series Travel Acoustic-Electric Guitar. Innovative and outrageously lightweight, this guitar features a unique internal resonant pickup system, as well as a look that can’t be ignored.
As with all guitars, another thing to take note of is the construction materials. Different types of wood produce different tones, so knowing the make before purchasing is important. For reference, mahogany guitars give you more of midrange textured frequency, while maple dances more into the higher frequency. The wood type also affects the durability, so striking the right balance is key.
Whether you’re doing a lot of traveling or just looking for a sidekick to gig with, these guitars make playing a breeze for musicians of all skill levels. Smaller in size but with a full-scale sound, mini and travel acoustic-electric guitars are an absolute must-have.