Traveler Escape Mark III Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar

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87 out of 100. Incorporating 70+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$500
Traveler Escape Mark III
Traveler Escape Mark III

As the name implies, Traveler Guitars is a manufacturer that specializes in providing full-size guitar playability in a compact profile that fits into the overheard compartment of commercial planes.

The Traveler Escape Mark III offers full-size playability (25.5" Scale Length and 1.75" nut width) without the bulk and fragility associated with conventional acoustic guitars.

While it doesn't have the traditional body of acoustics, it does make up with its built-in piezo pickup and Custom Shadow Preamp, which lets you plug into amps and PAs, and allows for silent playing via headphones.

Other features include an aux input for jamming along with tracks, controls for volume, treble and bass, and a built-in tuner.

Specifications:

  • Body Profile: Single-Cutaway Headless
  • Body Tonewood: Alder
  • Neck: Maple C-Shape
  • Fretboard: Rosewood 22-Frets
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Electronics: Custom Shadow Preamp
  • Features: Onboard Tuner, EQ and Headphone Amp
  • I/O: 1 x 1/8" Aux-in, 1 x 1/8" Headphones, 1 x 1/4" Guitar Out
  • Battery: 2 x AAA (Headphone Amp)
  • Bundled with Gigbag: Yes
  • Total Length: 30"
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs

Pros

One user aptly summarized what many reviewers felt, saying that the Traveler Escape Mark III truly "fits the bill". Experienced players love its standard neck scale length and width, which lets them keep their chops up while on the go. Others appreciate its silent operation and aux-in feature, reporting that they can literally practice and enjoy playing acoustic guitar anywhere, without disturbing others.

Cons

As expected, there are some who noted that the guitar's compact and slim body requires some getting used to, but they are still satisfied.

Overall

If you're looking for a silent and stage ready acoustic-electric guitar that you can take with you anywhere, then get the Traveler Escape Mark III.

You might also like to take a look at the alternatives we recommend in our guide to The Best Travel Guitars.

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