Most of us, myself included, have to work for a living. And oftentimes that means travel. Maybe you’re driving a car or a tractor-trailer. Maybe you’re flying on a puddle jumper or on jumbo jets across the oceans. It doesn’t matter. Wherever you go, it’s nice to have a guitar along to keep you company. And these space savers help make the task a little easier.
This little honey weighs in at all of 3.3 pounds. Even so, she’s got a spruce top and mahogany sides with a nice-looking Celtic laser-etch around her sound hole .
Since dimensions in travel make all the difference, she clocks in at 34-1/2″ x 12-3/4″ x 3-1/4″. Her gig bag probably adds a little length but not much. So she won’t take up much room in the backseat (please do not put any guitar you want to live in the trunk!) and, if your flight is not too packed, should go in the overhead compartment.
This Luna earned 4.9 stars from 10 reviewers. That’s some nice praise. And her $149 price won’t set you back much. Play on.
A little higher on the food chain is this cute little Martin, which can do double duty—either as an instrument for a younger player or as a traveler.
She’s got solid Sitka spruce top, which, they say, delivers the classic Martin tone. Her scale is just 23″ along a solid East Indian Rosewood fingerboard ending with a 1-11/16″nut. She gives you room to play.
This Martin comes with a padded gig bag—a thoughtful touch—and has earned 4.8 stars based on 42 reviews. Clearly, she’s handy on the road. Because there are few things sadder than wanting to play and lacking a guitar.
This isn’t technically a travel guitar—it’s more a starter instrument—but a lot of people use her as one. She rates 4.0 on 173 reviews, so she’s clearly got something going for her. At $99 bucks she packs a lot of punch for not too many greenbacks.
She features a Maple C-shaped neck with a Rosewood fretboard rocking 20 medium frets along a 22-3/4″scale. She even brings three single coil pickups along—so perhaps you might want to add a Line 6 Pocket Pod and some earbuds to take advantage of them.
You’ll need to get your Squier a gig bag but her price gives you plenty of room to acquire that. Have fun.