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So this is a thing?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Donny Osmond fan, May 16, 2019.

  1. Donny Osmond fan

    Donny Osmond fan Tele-Afflicted

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    So this is a thing. Wow.

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    Oh, God! No, just no.
    Where did I put that eye bleach?
     
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    welp, at least it's not a banjo
     
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    WTH? Does it have a speaker in it?
     
  5. Rich_S

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    I travel for work with a guy who has one of those. It's okay, I guess I don't really see the benefit of moving the tuners, especially to a spot that leaves them so exposed to damage (and they're not as easily replaced as normal tuners). Sound-wise, it's just a cheap plywood guitar. Okay for practice, but its voice is dead and plunky. I don't think my friend's model has the electronics in it.

    We both drive to this site where we work, so bringing a "real" guitar isn't much more of a hassle than the Traveler. I either take one of my Teles along, or my Washburn dreadnought. We sometimes sit in the motel bar and noodle on our guitars. Mine sound better.
     
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    I like it.
     
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    Looks a lot like a Taylor with an Epiphone pre in it.
     
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    +1 yeah, I don't see an advantage of having a slightly shorter guitar either. I suppose if you fly a lot, but at the other end, you have a cheap weird looking guitar to play.
     
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    They should have sunk those tuners inside the body dimensions, otherwise they should have just put them up on the 'headstock' end for all the shortening they are getting there.

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    Poor attempt at reinventing the wheel. No thanks.
     
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    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

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    Yea, tuner location is a fail. I'm very interested in the concept and functionality though. One of the things that make or break a sub-scale guitars tone is the scale length. The Martin D Jr, and Taylor Big Baby got that right. Maybe they'll heed the feedback.
     
  14. brookdalebill

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    I get it.
    Heck, I might even get one!
     
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    Thing?
    Looks like a guitar with some non-traditional design elements.

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    It's not a thing, it's a thang.
     
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    Needs a Floyd.
     
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    I’m not crazy about sunbursts either, but yes they are a thing.
     
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    The best travel guitar I ever saw was the Voyage-Air, with the hinged neck. You didn't even need to detune it and when you swung the neck back into playing position it was still in-tune. The shop where I worked sold quite a few, but then they cheapened the hinge and the neck socket, and it didn't work right anymore, so we had to drop them. I hope they realized their error and returned to the better quality neck joint, because it really was a great idea that worked amazingly well in the real world.
     
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    They also make a Tele and LP Special P90 style. Telair15.jpg voyage-air-guitars4.jpg voyage-air-folding-guitar-EDGG1216.jpg Voyage-air+Guitar1.jpg
     
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