By Eric Broadbent, MusicGear Network
I’ve been a Stowaway owner of well over a year, and I thought I’d document some of my thoughts on this product and the company.
I love innovation and smart thinking when it comes to anything, but especially music gear.
Not a lot has changed with the guitar in general in years. Sure one could argue that, but really, nothing jumps out at you often as being groundbreaking.
But, I think it’s a very fair statement to say that the Stowaway travel guitar is something that is not only innovative, but is something fresh we needed in the guitar world.
Is it the first one out there? No. And I’m glad it’s not. The travel guitar as a whole has had evolve and grow as well and now we have many choices out there.
I cannot honestly say I have played every travel guitar out there, and I will also say that I never will as it’s probably impossible.
I do feel that many (not all) are more of a novelty that one may buy as a gift for somebody, or self purchased, but in the end will end up in the corner of a room (at best). That’s the “novelty” factor. Cool first impression, but when you need it to do what it’s supposed to do best “be a great playing guitar”, many fall short.
I sometimes feel guilty telling people “Yeah this is a travel guitar”, as quite frankly, even though I think it’s the world’s best travel guitar (well it kind of is, since MusicCritic.com called it the best), I just look at it as a “killer guitar that just travels well”.
The Stowaway from Stewart Guitar Company floored me from the moment I took it out of the bag. There is nothing “toy” or “novelty” about this instrument.
We are talking all quality wood body, full sized neck, electronics and other hardware we’ve come accustomed to in other regular guitars as well.
Nothing plastic or synthetic. The real deal.
The guitar feels great in your hands, balances well whether sitting or standing.
It assembles and disassembles in less than a minute. [Read more…] about The Electric Travel Guitar That’s Fresh, Innovative– and Travels Well