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Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II Steel-String Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar

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The Escape MK-II is the most sophisticated full-scale acoustic/electric travel guitar on the market. Features include an ergonomic body co-designed b...Click To Read More About This Product

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The steel-string member of the Escape family.

The Escape MK-II is the most sophisticated full-scale acoustic/electric travel guitar on the market. Features include an ergonomic body co-designed by John Carruthers, a full 25 ½”-scale neck, and an L.R. Baggs Custom Element-Hybrid pickup system with onboard headphone preamp so you can plug headphones directly into the guitar and Play Anywhere. The MK-II comes with a deluxe gig bag and fits in airline overhead compartments.

  • Alder body with white binding
  • Satin finish
  • Maple neck
  • Ebonized rosewood 12" radiused fingerboard
  • 22 medium frets
  • Full 25-1/2" scale length
  • Pearloid fingerboard inlays
  • 1-3/4" neck width at nut
  • Body width: 10-3/4"
  • 30" length
  • 4-1/2 lbs. weight (6-3/4 lbs. with gig bag)
  • Chrome 14:1 gear ratio tuners
  • Custom L.R. Baggs undersaddle Hybrid-Element system with onboard EQ and headphone amp
  • Custom-made gig bag by High Sierra
  • Plug your headphones directly in and play anywhere
  • Fits in airline overhead compartments

Improve your strumming and picking chops on-the-go. Order today.


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Traveler GuitarEscape MK-II Steel-String Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Exceeded my expectations as a portable silent guitar for practice

By Tomk2

from Chicagoland

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Comments about Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II Steel-String Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

wanted a small guitar that I could lug around to work, when I travel, and when I vacation. While the Mk-2 is not the smallest guitar made by Traveler Guitar, it certainly is easy to bring along. The included gig bag does the job.
I wanted a guitar that would be quiet, so that I could practice at work, when I travel, vacation, or just don't want to disturb the wife and kids. The MK-2 is perfect. I plug in headphones, use the pre-amp, and get at least an extra two hours of practice in a week - becuase it is there and is quiet (especially at work, where I have hours of down time between activities). I bought headphones that fold flat, and they easily slip into the gig bag pocket. Plus the smaller gig bag pocket holds picks, and a tuner.
I gave this guitar a top rating because it completely met all my expectations - light, portable, quiet, something I can bring anywhere and get some practice in. So far the guitar stays in tune rather well. I have not yet used it with an amp, because I only have acoustic guitars until buyng the MK-2. So consider this review for the purpose of having a portable silent guitar for practice. If that is what you are looking for, you won't be disappointed.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


one fine guitar

By Lou

from Western NY

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Comments about Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II Steel-String Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

If you play mostly sitting down, this is the Traveler to purchase. There's enough body to nestle the guitar with your thighs, forearm and chest. The smaller Travelers don't allow such securing. Buy a Dynarette guitar pillow as well, and it'll almost feel like you're playing your full-sized guitar. The adapter is a small problem for me. I may have to invest in a set of headphones with a right angle quarter inch plug, to minimize any looseness. One other small quibble: if you nestle the top bout with your chest, kind of like a classical guitarist, any small movement of your chest can easily move the volume lever. Not pleasant, especially if performing with it Other than that, what a deal! A twelve-fret version, if technically feasible, would really cut down on the overall length. I'd buy one in a second.
Has all you need for a travel guitar. Volume, bass and treble controls. 16, almost 17, frets above the body gives easy access to the higher frets, and intonation is spot on all the way up. The sound coming out of the headphones is unbelievably nice. An adapter jack is included, but a right-angled adapter would be much nicer and safer. Every headphone/adapter combo I've tried is less than perfect, and a little jiggle will cut the signal for a moment. The straight adapter is more prone to causing damage to the pickup if it's bumped. But a stereo right-angled adpter is almost impossible to find--someone get on this!
I've only had the guitar a few days, so judge accordingly. But no problems.
For the tone alone that this guitar produces, I give it a 10. Wasn't really concerned about tone when I purchased it, so that was a total bounus. I've owned many high-end Taylors and Eastmans (check out Eastman guitars, folks), and this little guitar has as sweet a tone through an amp, and sweeter through the headphones, as any of them. And quiet when you need to be.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Travelling Consultant, moderate Guitar experience

By Chester A Bayko

from Kingsport, TN

Comments about Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II Steel-String Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

I have owned this Traveler Escape MK-II Steel Guitar, for 5 days; and couldn't be happier. I read one review on the net that commented it was made in china; but they admitted the qaulity control on the finishing of the frets for example was impeccable. I agree. The quality of ever aspect is 5 star. I'm really impressed with the finsih of the wood; the rounding as it goes into the in-body tuner. The sound is clear and solid with headphones; although I purchased an Amp that I'm waiting for to try. Tuning is smooth; holds well; the strings top of the line buy many reports; and the pick-up is clear and precise, very natural. The feel is awesome of the body, and the set-up very accurate out of the box. Very solid and durable. All this in a size that amazes the eyes. I am a consultant that is on the road weekly; and feel that they have created a guitar players dream come true for travelling. Although I do work with children's groups; and plan to use it with the Amp for live performances; just because of how much it has to offer in simplicity and design, I'm hoping with the Amp; and save my Alvarez straight acoustic for other situations.


Does the job

By nyjazzer

from New York, NY

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Comments about Traveler Guitar Escape MK-II Steel-String Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar:

The MK-II is highly playable with a fast neck. It's also built to last. This is not a performance guitar and its toy-like appearance won't draw any raves. However, it will add hours of practice time for those who travel or who who need to play while other are asleep. In sum, it

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