New Travelcaster

Traveler Guitars have launched the new Travelcaster model.

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While the guitar looks really radical (to the point of being absurd), this concept has actually been done a few years ago by Grassroots.

The Travelcaster has a full-sized 25.5 inch scale, 22 frets, fully functioning tremolo, and even a contoured heel.

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Lovely Surf Green finish on this one. 

The whole idea of this design was to trim off the surrounding areas of a Strat pickguard, thereby leaving a much smaller footprint. See Traveler’s comparison diagram between the new model and a typical Strat.

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While it is always nice to see some avant-garde guitar designs, one really has to wonder about the ergonomics of the Travelcaster. A big thumbs-down for that bizarre-looking headstock too.

Read more:

http://travelerguitar.com/guitars/electric/item/travelcaster-deluxe-surf-green

Side note:

Flashback to 2012/2013 when ESP Grassroots offered a similar guitar. The GR-PGG has the same design concept and went for about US$350 online. At least this one has a nicer headstock. 🙂

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*photos from Traveler and Active-Guitar.com

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