Traveler Guitar Original Escape Nylon-String Guitar

Traveler Escape Nylon-String Guitar

OVERVIEW

The Original Escape Nylon Guitar is a full 25 ½” scale, nylon-stringed acoustic/electric travel guitar equipped with a headphone preamp. The Original Escape’s custom Shadow piezo pickup & EQ system sounds great through headphones or an amplifier. Its compact body shape and full-scale neck place the Original Escape Series among our most enduring models. Includes gig bag and fits in airline overhead compartments.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Scale Length: 25 1/2 in.
Electronics: Shadow preamp with headphone amp, Bass and Treble controls
Pickup(s): Shadow Piezo
Body: Alder
Neck: Eastern American Hard Maple
Construction: Bolt-on
Finish: Natural Satin Finish
Fingerboard: Ebonized Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays: Side Dots
Frets: 22 Medium
Hardware: 16:1 open gear, cream
Neck Width at Nut: 1 15/16 in.
Strings: D’Addario EJ-45
Overall Length: 29 in.
Overall Depth: 2 1/8″
Body Thickness: 1 5/8 in.
Body Width: 8 1/4 in.
Gig Bag LxWxH: 31 x 10 x 3 1/2 (in.)
Weight: 3 lbs. 14 oz.
Weight in Gig Bag: 4 lbs. 12 oz.
Audio Output: Standard 1/4 in. jack
Batteries: 1 9V

Personal impression of Traveler Escape Nylon-String Guitar.
I personally own another model of the Traveler Guitar brand Escape MK-II.
It was a totally occasional purchase.
I was looking for a budget travel guitar kind of MiniStar.
You can find one used of around $100.
And someone contacted me offering the MK-II.
I said that it’s not in my budget range.
But the guy was so generous to let it go for just $140!
I could not resist. 🙂

So. Here is my impression:
It is very nice and comfortable instrument.
All electronics work just fine.
It has a pre-amp onboard along with the L.R.Baggs undersaddle pickup.
As it’s with nylon strings it’s vertually silent without amp or headphones.
I can prictice sitting with my headphones on next to my wife watching TV without disturbing her.

One concern. The piezo pickup is very sensitive. So be careful moving your hands over the strings and the body.

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