When looking for an Electric Travel Guitar there are a number of reasons why we want our guitar with us. We might want to gig long distance, keep fresh for upcoming shows, prepare new material on the road or just like playing anytime.
There are a few key requirements that are essential to make the experience productive and fun for any guitarist.
• If the neck or body are not full-scale, it forces a guitarist to change his playing style which is counter productive to any guitar players goals.
• With this in mind, the set-up and feel of the electric travel guitar needs to be familiar to not inhibit any guitarist techniques. The goal is a drop in solution that could be used to play in any venue including live shows.
• The tone of the instrument needs to not be compromised in any way. Ideally it should be able to meet the stringent requirements of professional studio recording.
• It is non-negotiable that the travel guitar must stay in tune and the intonation must remain stable.
• The neck needs of the electric travel guitar at adjustable truss rod for adjustment based on the climate and guitarists’ preference
• String changing needs to be very straight forward and the instrument should be able to use standard ball-type strings.
• Individual saddle adjustment would be very desirable to allow the set-up of the instrument to be personalized for each guitar player.
• Price point needs to be reasonable. Anyone who travels should have this tool in their guitar collection.
Although there are some choices in the electric travel guitar market, I have not seen any options that can meet all of the above requirements other than the Stewart Stow-Away Guitar. I would urge you to make the comparison yourself. See www.stewartguitars.com for more details on the Stewart Stow-Away.