Travel guitars have always been one of the major challenges among luthiers. Headless, removable neck, complete breakup with the classic body shape are the most common approaches to build a fully portable guitar.
The presented steel string guitar does not employ these solutions, but is simply based on our large model PT 69, which we “shrunk” just a little. We adjusted the body size and also the depth according to a scale length of 55.5 cm.
To avoid any further reduction of the box volume, we omitted the cutaway. By clever bracing and selection of appropriate tone woods this travel guitar achieves a very respectable volume. For back and sides we used spalted walnut (Juglans Regia).
A fungus, residing in the cut timber, causes varying degrees of pattern, depending on the chosen wood. With walnut it shows up in a few interesting dark lines that run through the wood in some places. You can see that clearly on the side facing the player. Much more popular is Spalted Mango, where the fungus produces wild patterns. The fungus dies off as soon as the wood has dried.
Upon request, our travel guitar may also be built based on other “big” guitars, such as Ambition or Classical Guitars like Estudio or Classic Line I with the usual options such as variable neck width, rosette, machines etc.
|Type:||Steel String Guitar|
|Neck:||Cedro (spanish constructed heel)|
|Neck Width:||Variable, 42 – 48 mm|
|Scale Length:||55.5 cm|
|Machine Heads:||Schaller F Series|
|Finish:||Nitrocellulose, satin finish|
different base model,
different neck width,
pickup at choice