With its unique modern-retro look and detachable tear-drop arm support, the Speedster represents a design revolution in travel guitars. In addition to its compact size and portability, the Speedster i... Read More
With its unique modern-retro look and detachable tear-drop arm support, the Speedster represents a design revolution in travel guitars. In addition to its compact size and portability, the Speedster is built for performance with a high-output dual-rail humbucker pickup, a unique roller-style bridge, and volume and tone controls. With the arm support detached for travel, the whole package fits neatly inside a high-quality gig bag (included) and is small enough to stow in airline overhead compartments. The Traveler Speedster is great for the rocker on the run.
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I'm pretty much gonna echo a lot of the other positive posts/reviews. The intonation could use some tweaking, and the action towards the nut is a bit high. minor stuff. i like the tone. honestly i'd probably play this live without hesitation if needed. brad eakins at my guitar center (mishawaka) was great to work with. gave me a discount for black friday before the actual date. lastly, the case is well thought out. a small pouch (like a 5 inch square) for extra strings, winder, etc. i use an ipad when i play live (amplink+ from peavey) and i love the pouch that fits my ipad perfectly plus room for a few cords and cables. I think the whole package is a great value.
Bought one almost two years ago to practice while traveling for work. It is great -- sound is amazing and no problems with it. Needs to have a hard case -- anyone know where I can get one?
The Speedster is a great choice for players on the go, Pros: Great Dual Rail Humbucker with great tone and sustain, VERY light, very portable, I play everything from Jazz to blues to Rock and it covers it all Cons: poorly set up out of the box, needs to be set up, action really high, Paint chipped after first use, (THAT REALLY TICKED ME OFF) All in all decent guitar with decent features and great tone, great for traveling, just wish they used a higher quality Paint and lowered the action a bit
I was expecting a much lower quality guitar especially because of the label saying made in china. However, the playability is great, the craftmansship is great. Also, the tone is comparable to my Jackson. If you are spending a lot time traveling this thing is a life savior.
I travel a lot and this little axe is excellent for that purpose. Sometimes I don't even use the detachachable arm rest and it works just as well. I use a C Tech Pocket Rock-it Pro with headphones and aux input and plugs right into the jack so I can jam along by myself or with another source (i.e. iPod, computer, etc). When you're on the road for business, there's not a lot of room for accys to load you down so if you're looking for a gig axe, this ain't it (that's what my Strat and Les Paul are for), afterall the name says it all; Traveller. It's a little pricey but very solidly built. All in all, I'm very satisfied with this guitar.
As I said, cool guitar, but a little tricky to tune. It's a very unique guitar, and I love it. Great for travel. Retro! 4 stars.
I saw one of these in my local guitar center, and felt compelled to pick it up, just for what I conceived to be its novelty value, but I was very impressed. I just started ripping up and down the neck with complete ease. I'm not quite sure what about it that it was that let me play so fast, but it was unlike any other guitar I've ever picked up. It also feels to be about 1/10 of the weight of my Les Pauls which makes it really enjoyable to play. Now obviously the quality of such a cheap guitar could never match up to my Gibson, but for such an affordable price, with the features it presents compels me to go out and buy it in the very near future, if not today.
I purchased the Traveler Speedster to accompany me on frequent business trips in the United States, Europe, and Asia. I had previously used travel acoustics, including the Washburn Rover and Martin Backpacker, but never really found them comfortable to play or pleasing to hear. The Speedster is a completely different animal. It?s very comfortable to play and sounds great. As an added bonus, it?s very small and can actually fit inside my suitcase. The Speedster?s dual rail humbucker greatly exceeded my expectations. I was already shopping for possible replacements before my guitar arrived, but I quickly discover the stock pup met all my needs. The wide sweep of the tone control allows it to go from a bright, clear high to a darker, crunchier tone that sounds great with higher amp gain. The fit and finish of the guitar were much better than expected. The fretwork is excellent. There are no sharp ends at all. All guitars should be finished this well. I found no defects in the finish. I chose the candy apple red and it turned out to be a deep crimson metallic red that looks great. The set-up from the factory was great, but just a little too low for me. With a quick adjustment to the bridge, I was all set. Additional features of the guitar include a volume control, a tone knob, adjustable roller bridge, recessed tuning machines, gig bag, and a detachable tear drop armrest. The volume control works as expected. The tone control has a wide sweep that makes it very useful for this one pick-up guitar. The roller bridge is adjustable every which way and appears to be a great design. The tuners have held tune great even with my many bends. The detachable armrest makes the guitar very comfortable to play standing or sitting. With the contoured bottom and the tear drop in place, there?s really no adjustment or re-learning needed to play. Everything feels natural. The neck is a bit thick, but is comfortable. It?s more like an LP than a strat. The guitar feels reliable and sturdy, even with it?s relatively light weight. The only improvement I would recommend is a rubber washer beneath the tear drop attachment screw. A tight screw is needed to keep the tear drop from working loose, but the screw could damage the finish there if you crank down on it too hard. I cut a small washer from my kids thin craft foam sheet and it?s working great. The guitar?s playability is outstanding. I?ve coupled it with a Zoom 9003 and a decent pair of lightweight headphones and it sounds fantastic. I can move about freely and rock out in hotels and airports everywhere with no one complaining about the noise. It?s so small and comfortable that I?ve even been playing it around the house more often than my strat and LP! After three tries, I have no doubt that I?ve found my last travel guitar. I wish I had found the Traveler Speedster three years ago.
My good buddy has this guitar and I can say that honestly this guitar is great, outstanding and simply put outstanding. We bring this guitar on road trips and mess around with it, he has a jack converter so we can hook it up to any stereo and be the leader of the party at any house and speaker. It is so light and small that it can fit into about every duffel bag I own. The travel speedster is a piece of work and is just as good as any guitar i have ever played for the price. I have to say that this isnt a real guitar you would want for hardcore shows but it goes beyond what it was made for. This lets you become the king of parties and get in a few licks on the road. It weighs less than a pile of clothes and is much more fun. For the price I recomend it as a must for anyone who can spare the money.