Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar  

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The Traveler Guitars EG-2 is a full 25-1/2"-scale electric guitar featuring a compact, traditional, double-cutaway body shape and classic 3-ply pickguard, which provide vintage looks and modern comfor... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Traveler Guitars EG-2 is a full 25-1/2"-scale electric guitar featuring a compact, traditional, double-cutaway body shape and classic 3-ply pickguard, which provide vintage looks and modern comfort to the traveling guitarist. At just 29-1/2" long, the EG-2 stows easily in airline overhead compartments and weighs less than 5 pounds.

Two precision-placed, single-coil pickups feed into the EG-2's built-in Pocket Rock-It headphone amplifier, which 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-2's onboard electronics include a 1/8" AUX IN jack so players can jam with tracks from an external device such as an MP3 or CD player. Additional controls include Tone and Volume knobs and a 3-way pickup selector.

The Traveler Guitar EG-2 also boasts more traditional guitar features such as an alder body, American hard maple neck, ebonized rosewood fingerboard, standard strap pins and a fully adjustable truss rod. Includes Deluxe Gig Bag, 9V battery and comes standard with D'Addario EXL-110 strings.

Includes gig bag.

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Features
  • Neck: American hard maple
  • Body: Alder
  • Fingerboard: Ebonized
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Fingerboard inlays: Pearloid
  • Neck width at nut: 1-5/8"
  • Body width: 10-1/2"
  • Length: 29"
  • Weight: 5 Pounds
  • Pick-up: 2 Alnico single-coil
  • Hardware: Chrome 14:1 gear ratio tuning machines (closed gear)
  • Electronics: Custom Pocket Rock-It Pre with headphone amp, tone, and volume controls, clean/distortion setting
  • Pickguard: 3-ply
  • Includes gig bag
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
The Speedster comes with a three year limited warranty.

The Traveler Pro-Series comes with a three year limited warranty.


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Traveler GuitarEG-2 Travel Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super impressed

By someguy

from Cleveland

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Quality Build

Cons

  • Initial Set Up
  • Price

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Traveling

Comments about Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar:

I bought one of these because I wanted something I could travel with and keep out an accessible around the house for quick practicing. The one I found was a floor model of the older white colored EG-2 that I got for half the price of retail, which was pretty much the reason I pulled the trigger on it.

It really has blown me away. I didn't expect this to be that great playing of an instrument, or to have that great of pickups; for what it is and the price I just thought it'd be a decent guitar I could beat up and take on airplanes. However, it really is higher quality than I anticipated. The build is just about flawless: no issues with the finish or wood, frets sit well and end smoothly down the neck, neck feels great in your hands, and the pickups sound very good for what this is. I actually enjoyed playing this so much I took it to band practice with me once because I didn't want to lug my hard shell full-size case around, and my bandmates couldn't believe the sound I was getting out of it. It easily rivals mid to lower-end guitars and with a good amp you could seriously get by at a gig with this or jam with a full band on the road if you wanted. They made this to be good enough quality that it doesn't have to just be a travel and practice tool. (I wouldn't buy it FOR those purposes, but you'd have the option).

I also was surprised at how it felt when I was playing it. I expected to have to adjust a bit to the tiny body and learn to play differently on it. I really haven't had to at all, both when sitting down and when using a strap. When sitting down, I just tilt it up a bit more than maybe a full size, but that's really about it. The wider body on this model (than some other models) does sit nicely under the arm. I was able to pick it up first time and go.

The pocket rocket is a nice touch. Allows you to need nothing else for a quiet practice. The tones are ok. Not going to get any variety out of what it offers and definitely not replacing any digital pedals or modeling programs, but still a nice touch for practicing.

Only negative was it had a horrible setup when I got it. Again, mine was "used" (not pre-owned but an old floor model) and I don't think anyone was trying to take great care of it. But, the truss rod is super accessible, it came with a great wrench for it, and the bridge allows you to easily use a screw to adjust the height. So, after a new string change, some adjustments with some measuring tools, and a little lemon oil, it was playing extremely well.

Size wise, it's definitely smaller han parlor or 3/4 size travel guitars that I've seen. If you're worried about fitting your travel guitar on a plane or taking up space somewhere, look to this instead of those. This was made for that purpose, comes with a solid gig bag that can take a beating, and is indeed a very small profile.

If you can't tell, I really like this thing. I've had it out lying around since I bought it to just jam on the fly and have played it a lot. I haven't traveled with it yet, so we'll see if airlines give me any problems, but I don't expect they will having seen it. I don't know if I would pay full price for one, however. Seems like a lot of money for a travel guitar that shouldn't really be your backup guitar if that makes sense. I can see why it costs what it does as it really is good quality, and am happy to have a travel guitar that doesn't feel and play like junk, but that price makes me think twice. If you have the money and aren't concerned, definitely pull the trigger. Otherwise, look for a used one or floor model.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy with guitar

By SouthBound-o.dyo

from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar:

      Bought this guitar for a month long trip to Europe. It actually fit in my duffle bag (hard bottom) that I checked and came through unscathed. Very good action right from the factory and the feel was excellent on the neck.

      The only nit would be I found myself picking too far up the neck due to the size of the body so that took a little getting used to. But the short length is why I was able to travel with it. Full scale was nice as I have tried friends short scale travel guitars and never liked them. All in all I could not be happier.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The perfect road-companion

      By Marco A Ramirez Barrera A

      from Puebla, Mexico

      Comments about Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar:

      When I ordered this guitar I was unsure about the sound, but when I got it it blew me away! This thing is very easy to transport and play, and sounds great!! It's amazing the sound you get with the headphones, I really recommend it if you travel a lot or to take it to work like me ;). The only things I didn't like are the guitar's balance when you use a guitar strap, but thats due to the lack of a headstock, and the tuners could definitely be better. So, at the end, this is a great guitar, you'll be blown away by the headphones-preamp's sound (clean is good, but distortion is great!) Get yourself one!! Ooo and btw... It's very easy to adjust the action and intonation.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A truly GREAT little guitar

      By stephen whitmore

      from Reno, NV

      Comments about Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar:

      I've been an acoustic player for several decades and have recently started my electric education. I've owned a Gibson SG, an Epiphone Les Paul and a Traveler Speedster (which I liked a lot, despite its limitations). The Speedster encouraged me to try the EG-2, which I like better than either the SG or Les Paul full-size models. It has all the features of the bigger guitars, (even some items the bigger guitars don't have, like the headphone jack, the additional input for audio devices & built in overdrive) including the full-scale neck and the great size of a travel guitar. It also weighs FAR less than the full size solid body guitars. What's not to like? In fact, I love this thing! You will, too: Buy it!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This Guitar Rocks!!!

      By Phil Sykes

      from Clifton Park, NY

      Comments about Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar:

      I was just in guitar center putzing around and this random guy tells me about the traveler guitar. I had a Martin travel guitar that I didn't really like and because of my work wanted some kind of quality to bring on the road. I found one of these and started fiddling with it. I played with the "EG 2" and it blew me away. The funny thing was I don't think any of the employee's at Guitar Center new what this guitar could do. I talked to about 3 different employees about it. And when they played it they were stunned. The greatest quality is you can plug it into your headphones and click on the pocket rocket amp in a clean or dirty tone. And the sound is phenomenal! The guitar plays and sounds so good, I would guess you wouldn't get this kind of quality out of a $1,000 full size guitar. If you are a traveler and want an outstanding guitar, buy this today!

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this little guitar

      By ewheelus

      from Georgia

      Comments about Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar:

      I work over seas in Afg.My wife gave me this for Christmas ,I took it out of the box checked the tuning and it was in tune. Holds tune very well.The Case that came with it was well made not a cheap case.When I came back to work after R&R it went right in the over head bin on the plane and was good to go.I am very pleased with the way it plays,not my fender tele. but it sure sounds good. The on board amp is very good also.If you want a good travel guitar this is it. I AM WELL PLEASED !!!!ewheelus

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wow!

      By boz

      from coalville, Utah

      Comments about Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar:

      just got this axe and all i can say is wow! im currently in afghanistan so the compact size is great, the carrying bag is very handy with two pouches for misc accessories. the tone is great i was curious if the onboard clean/distortion head phone amp works thru not just head phones but thru an actual amp and i was pleasently surprised it does! it has killer sounds thru the pignose i brought out here with me, the clean is crystal clear and how dirty do you want it again, distortion is way sick and the added benefit of not having to haul a dirt pedal around and still have the effect is sweet. this is a great follow up to my travel guitar speedster, travel guitar you have outdone yourself what a great travel companion!

      (23 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this guitar

      By Taboo

      from You're Belinda, CA

      Comments about Traveler Guitar EG-2 Travel Electric Guitar:

      Needed a small guitar for business trips, but more importantly while watching sports...full size guitars are too big and clunky to keep on you all the time like that. What if the phone rings or something? EG-2 is perfect...a companion unobtrusive. Has a full 25.5" neck and is remarkably solid. It feels completely identical to a mexi strat or ibanez. Love it. Love it. Love it.

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