Traveler Guitar Unveils the Ultra-Light Bass

New for 2012 is the Traveler Ultra-Light Bass, an extremely lightweight and compact bass guitar. The whole instrument measures 33 3/4? in length and weighs in at a mere three pounds and 6.5 ounces.

Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Bass (front view)

Built from a solid piece of Eastern American Hard Maple, the Ultra-Light Bass features a removable metal lap-rest and a built in thumb rest for comfort. It also has a custom piezo pickup for plugging in.

The Traveler Ultra-Light Bass will be available in late Spring with an estimated price of $399. For more info, check out the Traveler Guitars website.

Traveler Ultra-Light Bass Photos:

Traveler Ultra-Light Bass Specs:

  • Neck-thru Body: Eastern American Hard Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebonized Rosewood
  • Frets: 22-medium
  • Scale Length: 30 in.
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 in.
  • Body Thickness- 3/4”
  • Overall Depth: 2 in.
  • Length: 33 3/4 in.
  • Weight: 3 lbs. 6.5 oz
  • Pick-up: Shadow Under Saddle Piezo
  • Hardware: Chrome 14:1 Gear Ratio (closed gear)
  • Strings: D’Addario EXL-166
  • Finish: Natural Satin finish

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  1. How do I get my hands on one of these babies?

  2. Where is the pickup located in one of these things?

  3. Looks OK, but I’ll stick with my Status Streamline.

    • Not a good sound compared with other piezos or not a good sound at all?

    • Tried one out. Action is a bit on the high side and not adjustable, unbalanced towards the head (not surprisingly, given the lack of body). Not a great sound, but then it does what it says on the tin. It is light.

  4. I would love one, chur.

  5. It looks really nice, but I can´t find any sound demo anywhere :-(

    • Don’t expect it to sound good lol, It’s mainly something you screw around with like….in the carpool to tick everyone off with a slap riff you wrote last night or for when you’re like camping or something stupid like that.

    • And you guest that, based on what?

    • Osvaldo Martin I have a traveler bass, In fact i have many basses, But i must say besides my actual acoustic bass, it’s louder acoustically than my fender. So if it was quiet enough say in a motel room or something i could sit there with it and enjoy myself without a amplifier, It’s a great tool to have dont get me wrong, with the soft case that comes with it your ready for anything the world can throw at you for when you got a moment to yourself.

    • Alec Driggers Which model do you own? I think I should try one of those :-)

    • Osvaldo Martin i got the 09 model! Got it from guitar center :D which is made of basswood. So that one probably sounds better than mine since its made of maple.

    • Alec Driggers What do you mean with “the 09 model”? I know it was made during 2009 but which is the name of the model?

  6. Hey there! Where can we read reviews or listen to samples? Has anyone had one in hand already? i’d be curious to know what it’s like to play this instrument!

    • Cathy Youngs

      Neil Elliott you can hear reviews and see lots of videos on Youtube. Just type. Traveler Guitars Ultra Light Bass. Mine comes in Tuesday.