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Best Cheap Acoustic Travel Guitars

By Edited Feb 16, 2014 0 2

Looking for the best cheap acoustic travel guitars? It's always nice to take an instrument with you when travelling but a regular size guitar is a pain. It's not like you can take a full sized acoustic guitar with you when you go backpacking or biking. If you're camping that guitar just ends up taking up too much space in your vehicle.

 There are several great guitars on the market that are small in size and perfect for the guitarist who want to travel and be on the go but want to take their music with them. These guitars are small enough to carry on your back or in a pack so you can enjoy music at anytime during your travels.

Applecreek PKACG10EK Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar - Natural

Applecreek Travel Guitar
This Applecreek guitar not only provides great acoustic sounds but you can plug it into a small amplifier. This guitar provides you with a small lightweight guitar you can take with you wherever you go and still have your music available. At around $107.00 online, you have a nice guitar to take on your adventures. While this guitar comes with a gig bag you'll probably want a small hard shell case to go with it so you have some protection for your instrument. Don't expect outstanding sound with guitars such as this Applecreek but it's fine for sitting around a campfire and picking out some tunes. Like most new instruments you'll want to put a set of fresh strings on it when you get it home which will improve the tone of the instrument. The guitar features a solid Spruce top, closed tuning machines, and comes with a gig bag.

Johnson JG-TR6 Travel Guitar with Bag

This Johnson guitar features a Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides. The fretboard and bridge are made out of Rosewood. This guitar also features twenty two frets which most travel guitars don't have. This guitar would make a great addition to your travel pack and is well worth the $170.00 price tag. The guitar has a nice slim profile like most travel guitars so it won't be a bulky addition to your gear. The tuners are die-cast so it will stay in tune longer. In general due to their size these guitars need to be tuned a bit more often than a regular acoustic full-sized guitar. This guitar also features an adjustable truss rod.

Martin Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar

MARTIN BACKPACKER TRAVEL GUITAR - ACOUSTIC 11GBPC
Amazon Price: $374.00 $188.95 Buy Now
(price as of Feb 16, 2014)

Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar with Bag 190.00

Martin Backbacker Guitar
The Martin Backpacker is a very famous travel guitar from the Martin Guitar Company. This guitar has a solid Spruce top along with a solid tone wood back and sides. The neck is a unique contour shape and the guitar has a 24 inch scale length. The downside is this guitar only features fifteen frets. The guitar itself plays great and has a nice overall sound but doesn’t boom like a regular acoustic nor would you expect it to. The guitar does sound louder than you would expect which is great and it’s easy to play. Like all small travel guitars it will take some time to get used to the size of the instrument if you’re used to the larger acoustics. This guitar will run you about $190.00 through the online retailers.

Washburn Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar (Natural)

One of the best deals in the best cheap acoustic travel guitars is this Washburn travel guitar. It features a full 24” scale length. The body is made out of Mahogany with a solid Spruce top. The best part about his guitar is that it comes with its own Cordura case with a plush interior and back pack straps. This guitar is ready to go with you on your travels. The guitar has a bound Rosewood fingerboard.  The Washburn Rover is an excellent deal when it comes to travel guitars and it’s the best of the guitars featured in this list due to the fact that it comes with a case already. You also get an instructional DVD, strap and three picks.

Washburn Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar

Washburn RO10 Rover Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar - Natural)
Amazon Price: $199.99 $150.00 Buy Now
(price as of Feb 16, 2014)
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Comments

Feb 10, 2012 6:36pm
ZiggyD
My brother-in-law has a backpacker guitar similar to the martin. It has a uniquely beautiful sound and is surprisingly boisterous. The size also makes it a lot easier to pick up and play. However, this style of guitar absolutely requires a good guitar strap - the lack of a body makes it impossible to hold otherwise. I also find it easier to play standing than sitting as you can't lean it on your leg very easily. Fantastic for travel (although a little pricey).
Mar 19, 2012 7:04pm
Wesman_Todd_Shaw
Pretty Cool!!!

I've never seen that Applecreek or Johnson instrument, but I'd like to!
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