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Travel Guitars

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Bestseller No. 1
Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Full 24 3/4" Scale acoustic-electric travel guitar
  • Fits in airline overhead bins. Only 2 lbs. 15 oz. & 28" Long!
  • One-piece Eastern American hard Maple neck-through-body design
  • Features a Traveler piezo pickup with standard 1/4" Output
Bestseller No. 2
Traveler Guitar 6 String Pro-Series (Antique Brown), Right, (PS ABNS)
  • One-piece maple neck-through-body with natural satin finish
  • Includes listening Stethophone for battery-free private listening and standard 1/4-inch output
  • Hybrid Acoustic and Electric with piezo and electric pickups
  • Includes deluxe gig bag, limited lifetime
Bestseller No. 3
Martin Guitar 000CJr-10E Junior Cutaway Electric-Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag, Sitka...
  • PROFESSIONAL SOUND: Martin’s 000CJr-10E acoustic-electric cutaway guitar has a sapele and Sitka spruce construction, which offers warm tones with a strong midrange response and provides a big sound...
  • SUPERIOR APPEARANCE: The 000JrC-10E Junior acoustic-electric cutaway guitars are made with sapele back and sides with a satin finish. The top is expertly constructed with Sitka spruce and a satin...
  • PREMIUM HANDMADE GUITARS: Handmade from the highest-quality wood, Junior series acoustic guitars are built to stand up to late-night jams, long studio sessions, and plenty of strumming or picking....
  • PLAYABILITY ENHANCED: In addition to Martin's iconic tone known worldwide, our guitars deliver enhanced playability that makes playing a pleasure, no matter your experience or skill level. Whether...
Bestseller No. 4
Deluxe KLOS Black Carbon Fiber Travel Acoustic Electric Guitar Kit with Gig Bag,...
  • CARBON FIBER and DURABLE: Carbon fiber is a composite material that will not warp or crack over time unlike wood instruments. It has a very high strength to weight ratio. This means that carbon fiber...
  • SOUND: The KLOS carbon fiber travel guitar has a sound people describe as very rich, loud and resonant with a nice balanced tone. KLOS guitars compare favorably to acoustic guitars from all the top...
  • VERSATILE: At just 3.32 lbs, the KLOS Carbon Fiber Travel Acoustic Guitar is the ultimate instrument suitable for both experts and beginners. The full scale length with easy access to the upper frets...
  • UNIQUE and REMOVABLE NECK: Disconnect the neck in seconds by removing 4 screws. KLOS Guitars makes the only hybrid carbon fiber acoustic guitar with a premium mahogany neck. Our gig bag and neck...
Bestseller No. 5
LAVA ME 2 Carbon Fiber Guitar with Effects 36 Inch Acoustic Electric Travel Guitar...
  • The World’s Leading Unibody Guitar: One-piece injection moulded technology makes LAVA ME 2 more comfortable to hold, gives it excellent acoustic performance. LAVA ME 2 can offer a loud, wide range...
  • Play with Effects without Plugging In: The FreeBoost Technology on the L2 pickups uses rear surface of the LAVA ME as a speaker. Turn on the pickups anywhere anytime, you can freely play with reverb,...
  • Works on Different Conditions: The Super AirSonic carbon fiber material can adapt to temperatures between -4°F~176°F. Humidity from 10% to 90%. LAVA ME 2 would works for you all the time no matter...
  • A New Level of Playing Experience: The idea of the FlyNeck is to design & build the most comfortable intuitive guitar neck possible. The geometry shape of the FlyNeck was designed by tracking the...

Buyer's Guide: Travel Guitars

What should you look for in a travel guitar?

There are many options when it comes to the type of travel guitar you choose. There are two options for travel guitars: acoustic or electric. You also have the option of portability.

Comparing full-sized fretboards to smaller fretboards

Travel guitars can have full-sized fretboards, so they feel like regular guitars (as shown on the right). The fretboard can be reduced in size by reducing the guitar's body. This guitar feels normal. This is an option if you are willing to give up some portability to have a full-sized fretboard.
Travel guitars may have a smaller fretboard to reduce their size. These guitars are very different from regular guitars. These fretboards can be a joy for some guitarists, while others are a pain. To get an idea of the experience, try playing a 3/4-sized guitar.

Volume

This is something you should consider if you are going to be staying at a hotel. An angry knock will likely result from you strumming on an acoustic instrument in a hotel room at 3:00 AM. You can play as loud as you like on an electric or silent acoustic device with headphones.
Both electric and acoustic guitars can be played silently. These guitars are often more portable than actual acoustic instruments, so this is an added benefit.

Sound quality vs. portability

You won't see musicians playing the guitar on stage with a traveling guitar because they tend to have a lower quality tone.
A ukulele doesn't have the same tone as a guitar, which goes for travel guitars.
Although many acoustic guitars produce a good tone, you shouldn't expect to get excellent results. Likely, your travel guitar won't sound the same as your regular guitar, but that's okay. This is a portable guitar that you can use while on the road. You don't have to sacrifice sound quality to take your guitar on a trip.

Acoustic Travel Guitar vs. Electric Travel Guitar

This is a good choice for some guitarists. You want to choose the guitar that you love the most. An electric travel guitar is the best choice if you only play electric guitar. It can be connected to a mini-amp or headphones as needed.
If you can play both electric and acoustic, it is worth considering getting an electric guitar with a piezo-bridge if you can. Then, you can play silently and still hear the acoustic sound.
The hardest decision to make if you are an acoustic guitarist is the one you must make. A travel acoustic guitar can be purchased to have the same look and feel like a regular acoustic. However, it won't allow you to play in silence, and it will weigh more than other options. Most acoustic guitars for travel are between 30-40 inches (76-100 cm). This is significantly more than the silent electric/acoustic guitars that you have to plug into headphones. However, these guitars can be played in silence. These guitars are smaller than an acoustic, but they feel and look like one. It would help if you decided which is more important.