The Traveler EG-1 Standard is a full 24.75″ -scale electric guitar featuring a compact single-cutaway body shape that provides vintage looks and modern comfort to the traveling guitarist. With crown i... Read More
The Traveler EG-1 Standard is a full 24.75″ -scale electric guitar featuring a compact single-cutaway body shape that provides vintage looks and modern comfort to the traveling guitarist. With crown inlays, black speed knobs, a chrome-covered humbucker and its red satin finish, this travel guitar looks and feels like a travel-sized version of a timeless instrument.
Weighing in at just 4 pounds and measuring only 28-5/8″ long, the EG-1 Standard is an ideal carry-on guitar because it stows easily in airline overhead compartments. The EG-1′s built-in Pocket RockIt headphone amp is custom-designed to produce classic clean and distortion sounds through headphones or when plugged into an amplifier. Players can also go passive into their amp of choice. The EG-1′s onboard electronics include a 1/8″ aux-in jack so players can jam with tracks from an MP3 player.
The EG-1 Standard also boasts more traditional guitar features such as a mahogany body and neck, ebonized rosewood fretboard, standard strap pins and a fully adjustable truss rod. Includes deluxe gig bag and comes standard with D'Addario EXL-110 strings.
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At first, I thought of giving it 3 stars or so. The original strings were buzzing and kinda soft, and the sound was tin-like - especially when playing rhythm. However, as soon as I changed the string (Elixir) and adjusted the action, the whole thing transformed. It sounds and feels very good. It's a pleasure to use anywhere, even by the hotel pool. Very light and compact. The built is solid, and the dark-red finish looks excellent - I prefer it to the glossy custom version: It's nearly a pound lighter(!) than the Custom (due to finish and wood type) and it is not as sensitive to scratches and mild abuse (it is a "travel" guitar after all, to be kept in the car, carried on flights and shlepped around). It holds it's tune for days (provided that you actually stretched the strings - otherwise it gets out of tune rather fast) and it's very easy to play. The built-in pre-amp is very useful and good for what it is. To my surprise I found myself using it way more often than expected - just plug the headphones and you are good to go. Awesome. Highly recommended. What would I improve? the pre-amp switch is annoyingly small and cheap to the touch. The sockets are kinda sensitive too. I would have also liked more control over the pre-amp but this would have gotten it 6 stars if it was available. On a separate note: The staff in the San Mateo store is great - from the sales staff to the Luthier - all are very pleasant and make you feel very welcome; like they are really happy that you are there. This makes for a great shopping experience - something that in the internet age I almost forgot how it's like. Well done and thanks!
I love this little guy. The full size fret board is perfect. When it is in the bag it looks small like a violin, but when you play it it feels just like a regular guitar. I travel a lot and this guitar is perfect to take on the road. I plug this into my iPad on trips and it works great. The pickup is surprisingly good. The case is high quality and has good size pockets for cords, headphones, etc.
I just purchased an EG-1 because I was looking for something light to take with me when I travel. I have to say, so far I love it. I am using it straight out of the box. I haven?t taken it to be set up yet and I am pleasantly surprised with its tone and fret board. I need to use it with a strap to feel comfortable playing it. Even when sitting. It has a distortion switch. However it is not adjustable. I haven?t tried using it with my amp yet. I?m having too much fun just plugging in the ear phones and using the 9V battery. As the other review said, it is not a replacement for your other guitar/s. However, it?s light weight, the fret board and built in 9V pickup makes it a great practice guitar.
This is my third Traveler model. Previously, I owned the Ultra-Light Acoustic and Original Escape. I wasn't particularly happy with either: the Ultra-Light too small, and the tone of the Shadow electronics on the Escape left something to be desired. But I have finally found what I've been looking for with the EG-1. I travel A LOT and absolutely need a guitar that will deliver quality practice time. After my experience with the other models, it seems to me that electrics are better suited to the task for Traveler's compact design. After a professional set-up by Robert Tice, the tone and playability are excellent. The sound of the Pocket Rock-It onboard amp is only so-so played through my Koss Porta-Pros, so I use a Vox AC30 Amplug instead. The Amplug gives me control over gain and tone as well, and lets the guitar do its thing. I gave the EG-1 four stars rather than five because I think Traveler can do a better job with the cavity the tuners live in. If you don't trim the string against the post just right, you're going to get snags in your shirt. I'm also not crazy about the shape of the neck, but that's probably a personal preference. Despite being onboard an airliner on average 15 days every month, the neck stays true, a testament to the overall design and construction (pressurized air is VERY dry). The EG-1 won't replace your Les Paul, but having one will allow your treasures to stay safely home while you go galavanting around.
I am a disabled Vet, and this guitar was perfect for what i needed. I have been playing guitar for about 25 years. When i got injured, i was not bale to stand or even be comfortable playing a guitar. That is when i found this little beauty. I was so impressed with the tone quality, and the playability , that I fell in love with playing guitar again! This was a HUGH tool in my recovery. I would recommend this to anyone that has an injury. ESPECIALLY a wounded warrior.. as my title states, This guitar was a life saver!
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