The Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Electric is one of the smallest, lightest full-scale electric travel guitar ever made. Complete with a high-output dual-rail humbucker and a lightweight detachable lap ... Read More
The Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Electric is one of the smallest, lightest full-scale electric travel guitar ever made. Complete with a high-output dual-rail humbucker and a lightweight detachable lap rest frame, the guitar weighs 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 Guitar Ultra-Light is the perfect solution for traveling players looking for the smallest, lightest solution available.
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I was a little unsure about purchaing this at first. I thought that this could possibly be the worst investment, but absolutely want to have something to take on an extended trip overseas. My main concern was that the action might be terrible. After just a couple of days I feel the investment paid off! The quality of the instrument is impressive for the price. I was immediately comfortable with the size and feel with and without the detachable lap rest frame. I do find that the lap rest frame does make the instrument a bit more well-balanced when standing and playing. For the most part I intend to play sitting down on an airplane and probably won't even use this, opting instead to rest the tail of the guitar against the side of my thigh. Not having a volume or tone knob doesn't bother me. I plan on using a Digitech RP300 pedal which has more than enough options to make any small adjustments. Bottom line: I would consider using this even when I am not travelling.
Bought the ultra-light electric as I didn't want additional weight from an attached wood lap rest. Tried several competitors (Hofner, Martin, Washburn, etc.) but really liked the size to put into my backpack (with neck sticking out) for weekly travel on planes coupled with a roll-aboard. Neck action and sound quality from the humbucker pickup is really good for this guitar (warmer than some of my regular full size guitars. The weight balance between the fretboard and body is ok - plays easier with a strap than with the metal lap rest. Stays in tune well despite lots of bends. Wish they had countersunk the four screws on the back connecting the tuning peg mount to the body - snagged one of my shirts - solved that with some felt strips. Overall, pretty impressed with this little package.
Both the Pro and Con... Small and Light. It is all neck in the weight, but easy to adjust to. No volume or tone control, but the higher priced models have those added features. I use my iPhone to connect with it, and small headphones. Standard 1/4 inch output and standard strap pins, not sure what that other review was talking about... I spend 2 or 3 days a week in a hotel. This allows me to easily carry a Full Length guitar, full sized fingerboard with me, at only 28 inches and 3 pounds. This is a practice instrument. Very portable.
I purchased the Ultra-Light mainly because I travel for a living and needed something to keep my practice time while in hotels. For that, it certainly meets the need. Fit and finish were excellent and the action/set-up were just right for me. Easy to tune with an electronic tuner. However, for a beginner the Ultra-Light's very narrow body presented a challenge, and I never felt comfortable with positioning. A strap helps, but the dual purpose strap-pin/plug-in makes fitting a strap a bit of a task. I traded my Ultra-Light for a Traveler Escape Original and would recommend that model for beginners over the Ultra-Light.
This thing is so light and compact. I put in in my carry-on and it fits nicely in the overhead bins. On long car trips, I can play it comfortably in the back seat or the front passenger. I use the Vox Amplug and headphones, it's got a killer tone. The only thing I don't care for is the lap support. It just doesn't fit my style of playing. I took it off and left it at home. The bottom line is that long trips go by in a flash when you have your guitar. You have nothing else to do, so you may as well practice. With my laptop and Protools, I tracked an entire demo album on a flight from Detroit to Amsterdam! I was in First Class, so I had plenty of room. Try that with your full size Les Paul!