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Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar  

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The Traveler Ultra-Light is the smallest, lightest full-scale travel guitar ever made. Complete with a Shadow acoustic piezo pickup and a lightweight detachable lap rest frame, the guitar weighs just ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Traveler Ultra-Light is the smallest, lightest full-scale travel guitar ever made. Complete with a Shadow acoustic piezo pickup and a lightweight detachable lap rest frame, the guitar weighs just three pounds and is only 28" long. The Ultra Light fits into an included high-quality gig bag that stows easily in airline overhead compartments. The Traveler Ultra-Light is the perfect solution for players on-the-go and on a budget.

Features
  • Full 24-3/4" scale
  • Fits in airline overhead compartments
  • 3 pounds light and only 28" long
  • Shadow acoustic piezo pickup
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Traveler GuitarUltra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Fun to play (20)
  • Stays in tune (20)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Good audio (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Travel (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what I was looking for!

I saw someone at the airport with a carry on acoustic travel guitar that was pretty small, looked kind of like a standard guitar, and was kind of expensive. I was considering purchasing...Read complete review

I saw someone at the airport with a carry on acoustic travel guitar that was pretty small, looked kind of like a standard guitar, and was kind of expensive. I was considering purchasing one, but then I saw this at Guitar Center online. Costs less, is smaller, is durable enough to check on inside a suitcase, and you don't have to worry about humidity because it is a solid hardwood body. No, it doesn't look traditional, but for my practice guitar I wasn't concerned about that. It's quiet when unamplified, but pleasant sounding. Someone compared it to an electric guitar with the power off. Yes, it's similar, but a little more robust due to the fact that this is the acoustic model with thicker strings. I can play it at home when the TV is on, or in a hotel late at night and not worry about disturbing others. The neck is straight and comfortable, and the quality of workmanship is excellent. No buzzing frets. When plugged into an amp it sounds great! I also use my iRig adapter and my Amplitube app so I can play with my earbuds when I travel. I'm just a novice, but since I got this guitar, I've been able to practice enough to tackle the F chord and I'm working on the B chord. When I'm good enough, I can "join the band" at retreats, etc. when I travel by motorcycle. I'll just take my small practice amp or plug in to their system. More convenient than taking my treasured Taylor every time. I've noticed that this guitar feels different due to the small, flat body and the slippery chrome leg rest. I find myself adjusting it a lot right now on my lap. Maybe I'll get used to it. The good thing is it's so small you can sit in any easy chair or even lie on the couch and play it--probably not a good habit to learn. The fretboard is standard scale but the guitar is shorter, so your left arm isn't extended as far as it normally would be--which is good when learning chords. I would recommend it or buy another one. I'm thinking about buying the electric guitar version too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The parts I got are great

I think the product is great, it's missing the chrome lap rest bar, never received. I have called my local store a few times now and apparently not much is being done on...Read complete review

I think the product is great, it's missing the chrome lap rest bar, never received. I have called my local store a few times now and apparently not much is being done on that end either. I pull appreciate someone contacting me about this.

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(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Trevor Baker

from WA

Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

This guitar is amazing! I walked in to guitar center looking for a new traveler guitar. I tried out a few, they were fine. Then I plugged this in, It's clean is amazing!This beat a Fender American! Soon, I brought home and I haven't been disapointed.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Professional Travelers Saving Grace

By Metallica Nut

from Austin

Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

I am a professional IT guy/geek who travels every week, making it hard to practice and frustrating to have playing withdrawls. I bought my Ultralight in Aug 2009 and have used it over a one year. I LOVE it. It looks like a blonde Steinberger, is easy to pass thru security in airports, I have Never been questioned/refused it as a 3rd piece of luggage, and it is a Great conversation starter at airport bars. It is Much more entertaining practicing than listening to a MP3 player. My stick stays in tune - even when travel across states. continents and drastic changes of temperature and humidity. The piezo pickup sounds good for 'acoustic' sounds and does a great job even for metal riffs (my favorite BTW). Recommended 'amps': Vox Amp-plugs - get the Acoustic model and at least one of the other models (I prefer Classic Rock/marshall, Lead/boutique, or Metal/mesa); Line-6 Pocket-POD-Express (perfect - much easier to use than the fatter and more complex Pocket-POD). Get a Vox Amp-plug Cab which can be used with either the Vox or POD units. Rock on and fly right.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for my needs

By Mark Schuhmacher

from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

I needed a new guitar for two reasons. - I travel for business frequently and being an avid guitar learner wanted something that could go with me where my full sized acoustic could not. - something I could tinker with late at night when the kids are in bed without waking everyone up. The Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light fits these requirements perfectly. It's full fret length means I'm playing as I would with a larger instrument and the size is quite simply mind boggling. Build quality is generally great (except I must admit I don't know why they attached the "handle" the way they did - cable tie !?!! - kind of cheapens the rest of the build which is solid) and tone via a simple amp is quite full and pleasant to the ear. I coupled it up with a Line 6 Pocket Pod for some variety and this combo together with a good set of headphones means I can hammer away merrily for hours without disturbing those around me. For online learning systems and recording - I couple my Traveler Guitar with an Apogee Jam and plug it all into my trusty macbook. Again a great combo that punches well above it's weight given the quality of the recordings and music generated. I'd recommend this instrument to anyone.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Great protable!

By Micheal

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

I recently purchased my own ultra-lite, and I gotta say it is awesome. I was actually looking around the guitar center for something I know that I can take with me anywhere I go. Tried others but this one stood out more to me and I actually lost track of time of how great the playing was. The tone is so excellent and the handling is for anyone whether your a beginner or advanced rocker. So I highly recommend this for your collection.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Craig Miller

from Lititz PA

Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

Like many of the other reviewers of travel guitars I bought one because my day-to-day job has me on the road ~4 days a week. In order to progress with my playing I needed a reliable, realistic travel guitar. After several different attempts at traveling with small, "kid' guitars etc I stumbled upon the Ultra Light at my local GC. I ordered one from Guitar Center on line and it arrived as described. I consider myself one of the luck ones cause out of the box there was no fret buzz, the intonation was spot on and after a quick tuning it hasn't needed adjusted - even with the new strings. What I like most about it is the realistic, full size fret and feel of the neck. It is as close as I can get to my Strat or Norman Acoustic as I can get and still have a small guitar that easily carries on any airline. Additionally the pick up/electronics work great through my iPhone and the amp apps I have. Given I'm traveling and am more worried about practice I don't use many affects but the couple I have in my phone sound great through the Ultra Lite. If you travel and are serious about keeping up with your practice, pound for pound this is a great little guitar.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I was looking for!

By Tim the Novice

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fits in Suitcase or in Overhead Bin on Plane
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Quality Construction
  • Quiet for Practice
  • Sounds Great when Amped
  • Stays In Tune
  • Super Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Traveling

    Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

    I saw someone at the airport with a carry on acoustic travel guitar that was pretty small, looked kind of like a standard guitar, and was kind of expensive. I was considering purchasing one, but then I saw this at Guitar Center online. Costs less, is smaller, is durable enough to check on inside a suitcase, and you don't have to worry about humidity because it is a solid hardwood body. No, it doesn't look traditional, but for my practice guitar I wasn't concerned about that. It's quiet when unamplified, but pleasant sounding. Someone compared it to an electric guitar with the power off. Yes, it's similar, but a little more robust due to the fact that this is the acoustic model with thicker strings. I can play it at home when the TV is on, or in a hotel late at night and not worry about disturbing others. The neck is straight and comfortable, and the quality of workmanship is excellent. No buzzing frets. When plugged into an amp it sounds great! I also use my iRig adapter and my Amplitube app so I can play with my earbuds when I travel. I'm just a novice, but since I got this guitar, I've been able to practice enough to tackle the F chord and I'm working on the B chord. When I'm good enough, I can "join the band" at retreats, etc. when I travel by motorcycle. I'll just take my small practice amp or plug in to their system. More convenient than taking my treasured Taylor every time. I've noticed that this guitar feels different due to the small, flat body and the slippery chrome leg rest. I find myself adjusting it a lot right now on my lap. Maybe I'll get used to it. The good thing is it's so small you can sit in any easy chair or even lie on the couch and play it--probably not a good habit to learn. The fretboard is standard scale but the guitar is shorter, so your left arm isn't extended as far as it normally would be--which is good when learning chords. I would recommend it or buy another one. I'm thinking about buying the electric guitar version too.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sounding Guitar for the Size

    By marcifer

    from cottage grove, mn

    Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

    I had trouble finding a decent electirc guitar case that fit airline measurments for baggage that isn't considered oversized. I gave up and opted to get one of these instead and am very pleased with the purchase. Feels great and plays great. Using it with a BOSS JS-8 eBand player and it rocks with the effects for a nice acoustic sound through speakers or headphones, but it also sounds like a decent electric guitar. It can be strummed by itself but get at least a small amp for headphones (Vox amPlug Acoustic Korg PX5D effects processor, or Line-6 Pocket-POD EXPRESS). I chose this acoustic version because that's more of my style, but plan on getting Traveler's Speedster electric too. The workmanship is great. On mine they could have added just a tiny bit more filler to cover the a couple of frets on the top so that it would be smoothed out better; yes, a very minor detail, but for $300, it's important. Stays in tune pretty good too. Guitar Center's service is great, especially at their Kirkland, WA, store where I had it shipped ahead of time so it would be there when I got there. Thanks guys!

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By Clay Stobaugh

    from New York NY

    Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

    I travel 50% of the time and needed something super light and portable. This baby does it all. Full fret, nice action, easy to pack and carry. I got a Vox amp runs on AAA batteries and use my Bose noise canceling headphones. Quick and easy with great sound. The small side bag of the guitar also lets me carry a Line6 pod for effects, a 3 foot guitar cord, an iRig (to use with my iPad), and a separate line in / line out cord so I can plug into "Band in a Box" from my computer. No matter where I am on the road, I have full time fun with this guitar. Easy to tune. The metal attachment works fine but if I am not using a strap then the guitar is more comfortable in a classical sitting position but lots of times I just use a strap and don't bother with the metal arm - yet - good to have choices! Get it you'll love I knew first day that this baby works.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    innovative compact travel guitar

    By John the Balladeer

    from Washington DC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

      Perfect for travel. Ultimately portable. A little unbalanced to bless using a strap or the metal attachment. Sounds like an unplugged electric unless there is an amp. Pickup signal brings through every string scrape however, so for amplified sound recommend using an interface. Great for practice, fits perfectly on a plane, no issues carrying it on or stowing it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      unusual and unique -- and superb

      By mister_incognito

      from NorCal

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

        It takes getting used to after playing regular guitars, even a little awkward at first, but once it "settles in" you blaze away. Suggest changing to Elixer Custom Light Acoustic Polyweb strings in part due to the high "squeak factor" when playing through an amp or P.A. system. Have a setup done at the outset, especially to adjust the bridge which tends to play a bit too high.

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