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Old 2008-01-08, 07:10
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Traveler guitar

I am going on a 100 days trip trough Asia, and I want to continue practicing while I travel. I've looking at www.travelerguitar.com , has anyone tried some of these guitars?

The Escape model look cool, but I don't know i it's comfortatable to play, it has a small body (but has a 25 1/2 scale neck).

The Speedster model has a support-arm sort of thing, but it looks stupid.

Any tips? Do you know of other travelguitars?
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Old 2008-01-08, 07:24
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they all look pretty fucking ridiculous... it's like a 5 inch difference, can't you just bring a regular guitar, and a microamp?
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Old 2008-01-08, 07:56
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Its going to be a backpacker type of trip, and I'm not staying for long at the different places, and I'm spending a lot of time on trains, boat etc.

I want something small cause carrying a full size guitar in addition to my big backpack can be too much I think. I'm also thinking about getting a Pandora-box.
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Old 2008-01-08, 09:58
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No reason for you to think anything; I've done a fair bit of backpacking and carrying a full size guitar is too much. Not necessarily as a weight issue, but it's amazing how often you want both hands free, and nothing dangling about apart from a good backpack.

Don't you have any way of testing them before buying?
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Old 2008-01-08, 18:13
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i would want to play any instrument before i bought it. you should try and find a place where you can test them out
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Old 2008-01-09, 04:38
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I live in Norway, and I haven't seen anyone of these in any stores. I suppose i can be ordered, but I want to buy it on ebay, because of the low dollar price. I don't think a store would order it for me so I could try it and not buy it.
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Old 2008-01-10, 03:28
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Trust me, just going by price and pictures is a bad idea. You might luck out, but it's still a bad idea.

My advice, find yourself a nice small accoustic. If you intend to be a great guitarist you have to be able to shred at anything anyway, including an accoustic.
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Old 2008-01-10, 07:47
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Thanks for the help! This thread was maybe a bit stupid, but I was hoping some of you had tried one of these guitars.

Thanks!
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Old 2008-01-17, 19:00
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Get a Steinberger, one of the small trapeziod bodies and no headstock. Thus full scale but much shorter and smaller. I think they're quite expensive, but the Spirit series is cheaper.

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Old 2008-01-17, 21:04
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i think they all kick ass, kinda sad they dont make their fully acoustic series anymore, but its fine. I'd go for an ultralight if i were you, has the bump for playing sitting down, BUT NOT IN CLASSICAL STYLE just remember that.
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My Applause Electro Acoustic is really quite small. Its the AE128, which has an ultra slim bowl-back on it and its mega light. Might be worth checking out. Opeth used something very similar on Orchid and you can tell when playing it. Plus it was cheap.
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Old 2008-01-18, 06:42
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hmm, i think they look pretty cool actually! If you could find a dealer near you i'd say try it out
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Old 2008-10-09, 14:48
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Another type of guitar

Hey me too but you people dont know anither guitar but not to be a traveler but to be a guitar withouth headstock that costs less thhan a traveler guitar please.
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Old 2008-10-09, 15:04
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Name of the guitar

tell me a store or whatever please or a type oif guitar like that or a book that helps how to build your guitar but withouth headstock! Thanks
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Old 2008-10-21, 21:18
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Hey dude

can you tell me another guitar please that has no headstock not specially a traveler guitar but a one wth no headstock please can you tell me the mark or the name of that guitar.
thanks
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Old 2008-11-06, 13:15
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I actually have an escape model and I love it. It's nice to have the tuners in the body becuase you don't have to worry about it going out of tune when you bang it around traveling.

I also don't have a car currently only a motorcycle. It comes with a little backpack that I can just sling over my shoulder, jump on my bike, and jam at my buddies. I even picked up a little pocket amp that fits in the bag.

The guitar it's self actually sounds pretty good with the stock pickup. It's about a medium output pickup, wouldn't mind putting something a little hotter for metal in there.

It's definitely one of my favorite and most used guitars I own; you won't be disappointed with it.

P.S. The quality on the thing is awesome too!!

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