Traveler LTD EC-1 Travel Guitar
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Traveler Guitar teamed up with ESP LTD to develop the Traveler LTC EC-1 - a travel guitar version of ESP's LTD Eclipse.
It features the same single cutaway carved top body, albeit made smaller. It also sports the same neck specifications as its bigger sibling, with a 24.75" scale length and 1.625" nut width. This means that you get the same playing feel in a more portable instrument.
To give you authentic Eclipse tones, this guitar sports an ESP Designed ALH-200B Active Humbucker on the bridge position, which is powered by a single 9V battery.
It also comes with a battery powered headphone amplifier with distortion and tuner, which makes this travel guitar ideal for quiet practice.
- Body Profile: ESP LTD Mini-Eclipse Carved Top
- Body Tonewood: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany Bolt-on
- Fretboard: Rosewood 22-Frets 15.75" Radius
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.625"
- Pickup: ESP Designed ALH-200B Active Humbucker
- Controls: Volume, Tone, Clean/Boost/Overdrive Mode
- 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), 1 x 9V (Active Pickup)
- Bridge: Adjustable Tune-o-Matic
- Bundled with Gigbag: Yes
- Total Length: 30"
- Weight: 5.2 lbs
Reviewers are simply fond of the Traveler LTD EC-1, stating that it is a fun to play, thanks to its fast action neck. The built-in headphone amplifier with its three mode operation has also been well received, along with the nifty Aux-in feature for jamming along with tracks.
There are some who found the tuning peg position in the body to be a bit awkward and inconvenient, but are still impressed with the guitar's overall quality.
Granted that the Traveler LTD EC-1 is not as cheap as others, however its combined functionality and aesthetics more than make up for the price, so it is worth considering. There are alternatives that you might want to look at in our guide to The Best Travel Guitars.