Playing the guitar and making music is a hobby that gives me so much joy. When you are on the go and traveling a lot, however, it can be difficult to bring a guitar with you. I have been aware of Traveler Guitar for a number of years, but I never took them seriously since I haven’t done much traveling until recently. How mistaken I was.
The Ultra-Light Electric Guitar has a full length neck, so you don’t have to compromise on any notes. The guitar is super light, weighing in at about three pounds. But the minds at Traveler Guitar get super creative with the body and head of the guitar. There is no head to this guitar. Let me say that again. There is no head to this guitar. Which means the tuners have to go somewhere else. Why not stick inside the body, underneath the strings? What an amazing innovation this is – and what a space saver! The body is also shaved down to include only the essentials, which basically entails the tuners, the dual-rail humbucker pickup, and the rest of the electrics. The output jack sits on the back of the guitar. It comes with a detachable lap rest (so you can get the feeling of a regular guitar body) and a gig bag. You can check out the detailed spec list here.
It’s awesome to bring a full-size electric guitar with you wherever you go! I got to try this out during my recent trip to Chicago. Traveling with this guitar as one of my carry-on items was a breeze. And it fits in any overhead compartment (even when the flight attendant says there isn’t anymore room). Once I was able to plug this guitar in, I was very impressed. My use of the guitar is mainly for playing the game Rocksmith 2014. This game is like Guitar Hero, except you actual learn to play the songs and become a better guitar player. (On a side note, I cannot say enough about this game. It really is one of the coolest things for guitar players). The only issue I had was having to turn up the gain (volume) of the guitar input in-game, since there are no volume or tone knobs that one typically sees on an electric guitar. For those who want a little bit more out of their travel guitar, check out Traveler Guitar’s wide selection on their website. Other than this very minor issue, I loved being able to play Rocksmith in Chicago in the comfort of my hotel room, using my headphones so as to not disturb the neighboring guests. I highly recommend this guitar to any guitar player that is looking to play on the go!