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Traveler Guitar Speedster Travel Electric Guitar

 
4.2

(5 reviews)

$379.99 MSRP: $542.99 Save : $163.00 (30%)
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Description

With its unique modern-retro look and detachable tear-drop arm support, the Speedster represents a design revolution in travel guitars. In addition to its compact size and portability, the Speedster is built for performance with a high-output dual-rail humbucker pickup, a unique roller-style bridge, and volume and tone controls. With the arm support detached for travel, the whole package fits neatly inside a high quality gig bag (included) and is small enough to stow in airline overhead compartments. The Traveler Speedster is great for the rocker on the run!

Neck Through Body - Eastern American Hard Maple

Fingerboard -Ebonized Rosewood

Frets - 22-medium

Scale Length - 24 3/4 in.

Fingerboard Inlays - Pearloid

Neck Width at Nut - 1 3/4 in.

Body Width - 7 1/2 in. (with upper arm-support detached)

Length - 28 in.

Weight - 4.5 lbs.

Pick-ups - Dual-Rail Humbucker

Hardware - Chrome 14:1 Gear ratio (closed gear)

Electronics - Volume/Tone

Q: Are special strings needed for the Speedster guitar?

A: No. Any guitar string you chose will work. The Speedster comes equipped with D’Addario EXL110 Nickelplated Steel Round Wound Regular Light Electric Strings.

Q: Can the upper arm support be removed?

A: Yes, the upper arm support can be removed for ultimate portability and traveling.

Q: How is the upper arm support attached to the body?

A: The upper arm support is held on by a solid brass thumbscrew and support pin. The thumbscrew makes it easy to attach and detach the upper arm support from the body. There are no tools needed.

Q: Can I put a strap on my guitar?

A: Yes, the Speedster is fully capable of accommodating a strap by means of a strap pin and the upper arm support thumbscrew that doubles as the rear strap pin.

Q: Does the guitar have a truss-rod?

A: Yes, the Speedster has a fully adjustable truss rod, with easy access through the endcap.

Q: Like the Traveler Pro Series, does the Speedster have ""Stethophones"" or any personal listening device?

A: The Speedster is not equipped with ""Stethophones,"" but there are a number of personal listening options such as the Pandora’s Box from Korg, and mini amps from Fender which allow for private, amplified listening.

Q: Can the Speedster plug into any of my amps?

A: Yes, the Speedster has a standard 1/4""-output jack, adjacent to the volume and tone control knobs.

Q: Is the body and neck a solid piece of wood?

A: Yes, each Speedster uses a solid piece of Eastern American Hard Maple for the neck and body.

Q: What kind of pick-up is installed in the Speedster?

A: The Speedster is equipped with a dual-rail humbucker.

Q: What can I compare scale length to?

A: The Speedster scale length is the same as the Les Paul: 24 ¾ inch with 22 frets, and a 2 1/8 inch string spacing at the saddle.

Q: Is the Speedsters bridge adjustable?

A: Yes, the Speedster is equipped with a Roll-O-Matic bridge. It is adjustable for intonation and string spacing.

Q: What color options are there for the Speedster?

A: The Speedster comes in two finishes, Glossy Black, Candy Apple Red Metallic and Black Metallic.

Q: What accessories come with the Speedster?

A: The Speedster comes with a heavy duty travel bag, truss rod wrench, owners manual, and warranty card.

Q: What kind of warranty does the Speedster have?

A: The Speedster comes with a three year limited warranty.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Gig Bag
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Traveler GuitarSpeedster Travel Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Some flaw with the design

By 

from Los Angeles

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Travel Electric Guitar:

    THE PORTABILITY OF THIS GUITAR IS THE BEST YOU CAN GET WITH THE RIGHT FRETBOARD SIZE. I like the look of the guitar a lot, along with its compact size and weight and the carrying case that came with it. It really is the most compact guitar of the "right scale". the feel and color, and the tone is also very nice. BUT, there are two things that the company can do to make this guitar perfect, which is (1)replace those wheels that bends the strings to the back of the guitar. because every 2 strongs share one wheel, tuning the guitar is very hard because it changes the tention of the second strings on the wheel a lot when you tune the first one. (2) THE GUITAR IS NOT DESIGNED TO LET YOU DO ANY BENDING. because once you bend a note or two, it goes waaaayyy off tune (it is not designed to be used with a wammy bar, plus there no fexibility to allow you bending.) This is a major flow for the guitar because BENDING IS A PART OF PLAYING A GUITAR. im very reluctant to say this but... i would probably not recommand thsi guitar to a friend. although the rest of the guitar is excellent, but not being able to bend the strings is like not getting half of what you paid for..

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great traveling companion

    By 

    from USA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Travel Electric Guitar:

      I travel a lot for work and spend a lot of time in hotels. I wanted something for practice and to kill all that hotel time with, so I bought the Speedster a couple of years ago. This guitar packs up really small yet with the teardrop attached it feels very comfortable. I've tried it without the teardrop but didn't get comfortable with it, and it only takes a few seconds to attach anyway. It comes with a decent little gig bag (not great, not well padded, but ok) and I usually just throw it in my truck that way, but I've found that it (in the gig bag) also fits diagonally in a larger standard suitcase along with my clothes. It has spent a lot of time in the back seat of my truck in all temperature extremes with no ill effects and the overall quality is fine. It's no top shelf quality, custom built, guitar by any means, and I wouldn't exactly call it pretty, but hey... for what I wanted it for I have no complaints in that area. I have a small video camera case containing a Korg Pandora w/ AC adapter, a decent set of over the ear folding headphones, extra strings, a few tools, cords, picks, etc, so with this little kit and the small Speedster I have a very portable package with a lot of flexibility. The sound is surprisingly good IMHO, although it wouldn't replace my homebound ESP in that regard. I normally play the Speedster through the Pandora so I have a lot of flexibility with the sound, but even plugged into my amp at home it doesn't sound bad at all. The only negative I really have is with the tuners. They work ok but with the rollers and the tuner location it isn't the most convenient or quickest guitar to tune. But then again the tuner location really does a lot to make the guitar small enough for my needs so the minor inconvenience is a worthwhile trade-off for me. Plus, mine seems to hold tune pretty well anyway. On my particular example the intonation was spot on from the factory and the action suits my style well, although the transition to the light strings takes a little time to get used to when I switch to other guitars.

      Overall I can't find any real complaints. If this one was stolen, damaged, etc, I'd buy another right away and that is the real test for me. I'd also recommend this guitar to anyone that has the need for the portability. If you play guitar, travel a lot, and don't want to lug around a full-size instrument, you need the Speedster.

      I rated it 5 stars simply because, for the price, and intended purpose I can't really think of any improvements. Other than looks, anything I would change would either add to the price or take away from the portability or other positive attributes.

       
      4.0

      Excellent fun guitar

      By 

      from Virginia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Stiff tuning machines

      Best Uses

      • Convienient size
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Travel Electric Guitar:

      This is an excellent guitar for bringing to parties or when jam sessions can pop up. It has good tone even though the pickup isn't real strong.After I received it I set up the bridge for perfect harmonics with a basic electronic tuner, and it sounds great. I recommend lubricating the string rollers with a lithium or silicone grease to make tuning easier. It's a good guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fun Travel Guitar

      By 

      from Mass

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Travel Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar to take on the road, that's the main reason I bought this
        guitar. I travel every week as an airline employee, so I needed something small and this guitar is working out just fine. Just keep this in mind that
        this is made for traveling not as your primary guitar.It has a good feel to
        it and does sound surprisingly well.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great travel guitar!

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Travel Electric Guitar:

        "This is an amazingly playable guitar despite the odd shape. When I initially purchased this guitar, I assumed the tear-drop would find a home in my closet, but it turns out to have a dramatic impact on comfort and playability. The neck is full-sized, so it works fine for the fat-fingered. The action was fantastic right from the store. It comes with a single-coil sized hot rail humbucker that sounds pretty thin for my tastes. As a result, this would never be a gigging guitar for me. But in combination with my Pandora and iPod, it is extremely compact and goes with me everywhere. The tuning pegs are awkardly positioned making it a bit of a chore to tune, and the rolling bridge and wrap-around string configuration can cause inconsistent string-tension making tuning even worse. But it's well worth it to lose the headstock and save on precious space. And heck, it's still easier to tune than a guitar with a floating trem. I've had it now for about 6 months and have had zero mechanical or build related problems. For people that travel a lot, I highly recommend this guitar."

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        Warranty Info:

        Speedster Travel Electric Guitar

        The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for three years and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.