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Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot-Rod V2 Electric Travel Guitar Black

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Product Price $449.99
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The Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot Rod is a full 24-¾"-scale travel guitar featuring a newly redesigned on board headphone amplifier. Plug in headphon...Click To Read More About This Product

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Portability and performance in a compact, modern design.

The Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot Rod is a full 24-¾"-scale travel guitar featuring a newly redesigned on board headphone amplifier. Plug in headphones or your favorite amp and cycle through clean, boost, overdrive and distortion tones using the custom tap-pot. The dual-rail humbucker can be split, allowing for even more sonic versatility.

In addition, the Speedster Hot Rod is loaded with an aux-in jack so you can play along with your favorite tracks. The Upper Arm Support detaches for travel, and the whole package fits neatly inside its included gig bag, weighs just 4 lb. 12 oz., and stows easily in airline overhead compartments.

FEATURES
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
Electronics: Custom Headphone Amp, Tone control, Clean/Boost/Overdrive/Distortion settings, 1/8³ Aux-in
Pickup(s): Dual-rail Humbucker (with coil split switch)
Body: Eastern American Hard Maple
Neck: Eastern American Hard Maple
Construction: Neck-through-body
Finish: Gloss Black
Fingerboard: Ebonized Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Frets: 22 Medium
Hardware: Chrome 14:1 Gear ratio (Closed gear)
Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
Strings: D™Addario EXL110
Overall Length: 28"
Overall Depth: 2"
Body Thickness: 1-1/2"
Body Width: 7-1/2" (Arm Detached)
Gig Bag LxWxH: 30" x 9-1/2" x 4-1/2"
Weight: 4 lb. 12 oz.
Weight in gig bag: 5 lb. 7 oz.
Audio Output: Standard 1/4" jack, 1/8" Headphone out
Instrument Input: 1/8" Aux-in
Batteries: 2 x AAA
Model #: SPD HRB V2

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Traveler GuitarSpeedster Hot-Rod V2 Electric Travel Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
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    • Novice (3)

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5.0

Great for practice sessions in the recliner

By Ricksta

from Orlando, FL

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot-Rod V2 Electric Travel Guitar:

    I've now owned my Hot Rod for almost 4 years and it is still my daily "practice" and noodling guitar. This is because of its form-factor. I have a TV room with recliners that have very large arms-- a regular guitar is just too uncomfortable to use. I love the headset amp and listen through a single ear while watching the TV-- my wife only minds if I'm really strumming loud, she can barely hear it over the TV. This allows me to maximize my relaxation time and continue to improve my guitar skills. I also enjoy the distortion mode for playing power cords etc. -- it definately adds a welcome twist.

    Service and delivery comments:

    everything as expected

     
    5.0

    Great instrument. I own two travelers.

    By John C

    from Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot-Rod V2 Electric Travel Guitar:

      Great little guitar in the house and travel. I find myself mostly picking this up when moving from room to room and traveling.

      I love the headset feature. So so good. If you are on the fence don't be you'll be happy with this.

       
      5.0

      Very good product, very pleased

      By Gmunny

      from USA

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot-Rod V2 Electric Travel Guitar:

        Because I travel often, I needed a guitar that was light, but tough enough to take the rigors of the road. So far, it has proven to take multiple flight connections and multiple stops well. Tune it up and play. Action and feel is great and super fun.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Had To Set It Up

        By Secret Agent Man

        from Gainesville Fl

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good But Not Best Feel
        • Good intonation.
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Holds tuning.
        • Okay on-board effects.
        • Outstanding comfort when strapped and standing.
        • Outstanding weight and portability.
        • Slightly Affordable.
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Battery not rechargeable.
        • Cable port locations can be awkward.
        • Gig bag needs way more padding.
        • Had to lower the small string action.
        • Lower bout too short when sitting.
        • No on-board wah-wah or delay effects.
        • No output when battery is dead.
        • Not as playable as my Epi Les Paul.
        • Optional upper bout not adjustable.
        • Really needs a mic input.
        • Slightly Non-Affordable.

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Use While Shoulder Injuries Heal.

        Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot-Rod V2 Electric Travel Guitar:

        The Speedster is a fine traveling electric guitar... but just think of the possibilities. Like on-board Bluetooth connectivity. Maybe two Bluetooth channels, one to input tracks and the other for output to wireless speakers or headphones. Or, what about adding micro-SD storage for jam tracking, looping and recording. USB for DAWs. A microphone input would be wonderful for those who sing and play. A built-in mini-speaker for use when your headphones quit. Make it all modular so if something breaks you just replace the module. Modules could be up-gradable to add or subtract features. And last but not least, a good rechargeable battery system.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works With Some Setup

        By Secret Agent Man

        from Gainesville Fl

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Sub Par Action

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot-Rod V2 Electric Travel Guitar:

        Thought the Speedster would be less painful to play than my Epi Les Paul due to a shoulder impingement problem. So I bought this Speedster as an open box deal after reading and watching many reviews. The guitar arrived in tune but with the action so high that it was uncomfortable to play... especially the high notes. I lowered the action to Gibson specs and that helped a lot. The fret board however, still seems slower than my Epi and plays differently as a result. The guitar's ergonomics caused me to hunch over while sitting... so it aggravated my shoulder problem. This problem went away however after using a strap and standing. The guitar's best position is pointing straight up on my belly while I'm reclined. And this, I couldn't do with any normal guitar. So, the Speedster is not a perfect solution but it allows me a relatively pain-free way to continue playing until my shoulder heals. I'm more of an acoustic player but I did appreciate the on-board effects while tinkering around with some blues riffing. The gig bag is as others have noted... sub par but way better than nothing.

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