Inspired by over six decades of heritage and tradition, the all-new soul stringed instrument Travel caster could be a full twenty five 1/2” scale electrical travel stringed instrument. At simply five lbs. 3 oz. And AN overall length of thirty three. 75 in. , the Travel caster emphasizes movability while not sacrificing playability.
It comes equipped with three single coil pickups, one volumemanagement, a pair of Tone controls, a 5-way pickup selector, and chrome one4: 1 gear quantitative relation tuners.
The 3-on-a-side support and 2-point pivot tremolo play higher|much better standardisation stability whereas the steel saddle and bone nut manufacture additional sustain and better tone.
The Travel caster additionally boasts ancient stringed instrument options like twenty two medium giant frets, poplar body, and a maple neck. It additionally comes complete with a deluxe soul stringed instrument gig bag.
Offered in an exceedingly classic gloss Black with HD Indian bean fingerboard and retro surf inexperienced with Maple fingerboard, the Travel caster pays tribute to the past whereas additionally giving AN innovative and forward-thinking transportable answer for guitarists on-the-go.
Traditional Performance with Radical Convenience
With the unveiling of the Travelcaster Deluxe, Traveler Guitar introduces a new level of mobile convenience. Not only does the Travelcaster Deluxe remain a 25″-scale-length solidbody electric guitar while only measuring 33 3/4″ long, but it also comes in at a comfortable 5 lbs.
With only the essential body contours included. Onboard you’ll find a familiar trio of single-coil pickups and controls that remind you of your favorite S-style guitar. And you’ll love the vintage-style tremolo and large tremolo block for pitch control and added sustain.
Travel convenience from the company that defines it
The Travelcaster Deluxe puts everything you love about your favorite instruments into a package that’s ready for the road. From the tip of the headstock to the back of the bridge, the guitar only measures 33 ¾ long” and weighs a bit over 5 lbs.
And you get all of that without losing anything that makes the guitar a great instrument. Your Travelcaster Deluxe easily fits in your luggage, backpack, or the overhead rack on the plane. And it even comes with its own custom, low-profile gig bag.
KEEPING OUR CUSTOMERS HAPPY
Traveling with an instrument is difficult at best, even when it’s in a lightweight gig bag. There are travel-sized instruments, but with limited features sound wise and shorter scale lengths, which means it doesn’t feel and sound like a “real” instrument. Traveler Guitar figured out how to get a full-size instrument with a full-sized sound into a more travel friendly situation.
The body is not much bigger than a standard sized S-style pickguard. The Gross black finish of the test model more or less comes in as a colored accent from the front view. Flipping it over there are some familiar hardware bits, such as a standard S-style input jack and strap buttons. The neck joint has a beveled edge, allowing for easy upper fret access.
It’s very interesting to note that the tremolo block hangs out the back of the body, exposed. One might think, is this going to affect any playability? But amazingly it doesn’t. It feels like a normal 2-point S-Type bridge, with a pop in tremolo arm that can be adjusted for the tightness of its “swing.”
Picking it up it feels odd, and yet strangely familiar. Without all that extra body mass, it’s easy to get the hand into a very comfortable picking position. With the pop-in tremolo arm, the term feels, well normal. Strapping it on, it’s nicely balanced, and in a seated position, it sits nicely where a normal guitar would go.
The pickups are quite robust in all configurations, with more than enough output. Clean, Tele-style chicken pickin’ tones in positions 2 and 4 have enough warmth and quack, just like you would expect, and each pickup individually doesn’t disappoint.
With a bit of grit from an overdriven amp, it delivers big (and almost unexpected) tones. Getting into more heavy drive, the usual single coil 60 cycle hum is there, but that’s no surprise. Comparing it to a full-size S-style guitar, it’s certainly not lacking tone or beefiness in any way.
Our test guitar was strung up with .09 strings, so it felt like a slinky S-type. The frets were well polished and finished, and the bone nut is a really nice touch. With this uniquely “less is more” body, and great feeling neck, it is a joy to play overall, and doesn’t feel or sound like it’s missing anything. Not what we expected at all.
Overall, for a player who does a lot of traveling this is well worth it. In its gig bag it can easily fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane with no fuss.