The Pro-Series is Traveler Guitar's first instrument and remains a standard of innovation and design for travel guitars. Featuring a custom piezo pickup and a single-coil electric pickup, its 24-¾" sc... Read More
The Pro-Series is Traveler Guitar's first instrument and remains a standard of innovation and design for travel guitars. Featuring a custom piezo pickup and a single-coil electric pickup, its 24-¾" scale neck-through body sounds great through acoustic and electric amplifiers, or through its unique internal resonant pickup system with the included stethophone headset, which allows for private listening without batteries or an amp.
Includes gig bag.
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I have other travel guitars. This one has an amazing neck. Seemed to stay in tune sounds great thru e piezo, short but full scale. I had the eg custom but was very disappointed found that the Traveler series goes backwards in quality; The UL like the pro here is the best, the speedster is a great electric travel and the EG had tuning problems, only 21 frets, more money. The 4. Stars is in that u have to put a second piece on or off to put away ALSO, the SC pup is noisy and trebly. THE piezo sounds so good I would just use that pickup thru an electric amp for electric. Thereby making the pickup options unnecessary. The other ultra lights have no vol. control or pickup selection. Seems to be strung for acoustic light (10?) the wound g keeps the tuning well. I'm not sure how weird it will be to change strings but it stays in tune already well. I played leads chords slapping really fun. The stethoscope is a nice idea ( the pocket rocket is an option on the tops of the line) it sounds like the backpacker a little banjo-like. u may just want to play with no sound for convenience or plug in to a pod etc... And headphones. Pros: solid neck, very short and light, piezo sounds great, 22frets, electric option limited, ultimately it feels and plays great for me. You should try all three categories of traveler. This one is awesome for me. Cons: SC too noisy and trebly, extra piece to screw on, stethoscope is nice but primitive and u still need to use a strap or lap piece, does not fit in case fully assembled, Input jack poorly placed These are minor complaints even if I just use the piezo it is an awesome piece of equipment but I would try a yamaha silent if the mp3 feature is more important to you than size. For airport the traveler pro and UL is the best I have seen so far." Things to look for: easy to string? Electronics over time, intonation over time, will I ever use the single coil?, durability A very well made travel guitar
I spend about every other day in a hotel somewhere. I've always wanted to learn to play and with this product and all my downtime I figured it was time to do it. I just recently received my Pro Series and was initially very pleased. The guitar seemed well built and capable of doing everything it is supposed to. When I used the stethophones it sounded great. A short time later I got a practice amp to use with the guitar I bought for home, and that's when I discovered the problems. The electronics are completely useless on this particular one. There is a terrible buzz as soon as it's plugged in. The buzz changes or quiets down when you touch any of the electrical components or the back cover, and the switch doesn't seem to do anything. I'm in the process of trying to get these issues fixed and I'll update my review when there is some kind of resolution. I can't believe this is an issue with all of them, it seems like a well made instrument in every other way. Just my luck! I recommend getting one if you need it, I would just make sure to pick one up in a store so that you could check it out before taking it home.
I previously wrote about problems with the electronics being an issue on the Pro Series I purchased. When I received the guitar I went to Traveler's site to register. They talk about how customer service is a priority for them, so I mentioned I was having a problem. I received an e-mail from them in a few days and wound up talking to a representative on the phone. He explained a little about the guitar to make sure it wasn't user error, and then sent the authority #'s needed to return the guitar to them for repair. All postage paid. Looking forward to getting it back and enjoying. As mentioned earlier, everything else about the guitar was great. Good customer service is another big plus.
Just got the Traveler Pro and I really like it. Showed it to some friends and they are seriously jealous. One friend said this guitar was WAY better than what he had. I spend a lot of time on the road and in hotels. Needed something to practice that wouldn't disturb folks through paper-thin walls. This is great with the stethophones, but I also have a Danelectro Honey Tone mini-amp - GREAT combination! Be sure to get the AC power cord (which will also work with the Pocket Pod).
Small, light and most importantly, compact. Being an airline pilot this was the most sought-after feature I was looking for when shopping for a traveling guitar. I wasn't expecting so many nice details such as the full sized fretboard, quality components and very good sound from both pick ups.The included "Stetophone" lets me play in hotels without disturbing other guests. This is a very nicely crafted instrument which can be transported everywhere very easily. The only two things I would ask for is a more descriptive and thorough user's manual and some sort of semi hard protection from the included gig bag (I didn't want to spend extra on the optional hardshell case) because, after all, this is a traveling guitar.
I bought this guitar before I went on a 3 week trip to Poland and Israel. And it was amazing! I was able to bring it throug security with no problem at all. It "legally" fit as a carry-on, even on Israely flights. Though it untuned a bit quickly, I never had trouble with it. Yet the most wonderful thing about the guitar is the stethopones. It sounds like a full blown acoustic guitar. Most important though is to get more comfortable ear pieces. But do buy it. It is sturdy and easy to carry.
This guitar was designed to fit a specific requirement by the designer. If you are in the military or other profession that requires extensive travel with nominal space, this guitar is great. If you purchase it as a novelty that is what it will become; however, if you use it as it was intended it will be well worht the investment.