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Ultra-Light User Guide
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INTRODUCTION
THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING A TRAVELER GUITAR ULTRA-LIGHT!
Traveler Guitar is the industry’s leading manufacturer of full-scale, travel-sized instruments. Most travel guitars sacrifice
playability for portability—but at Traveler Guitar, we believe players need both. Since 1992, we have designed full-scale
acoustic and electric travel guitars, offering a wide variety of solutions for players on the go. The Ultra-Light is the smallest, lightest full-scale acoustic/electric travel guitar ever made. Complete with a Shadow
acoustic piezo pickup and a lightweight detachable lap rest frame, the guitar weighs just three pounds and is only 28″
long. The Ultra-Light fits into an included high-quality gig bag that stows easily in airline overhead compartments. The
Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light is the perfect solution for traveling players looking for the smallest, lightest solution
available.
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SPECS:
Scale Length: 24 3/4 in.
Pickup(s): Traveler Piezo
Body: Eastern American Hard Maple
Neck: Eastern American Hard Maple
Construction: Neck-though-body
Finish: Natural Satin Finish
Fingerboard: Ebonized Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays: Vintage Clay Dots
Frets: 22 Medium
Hardware: Chrome 14:1 Gear ratio (Closed gear)
Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 in.
•Strings: D’Addario EJ15
•Overall Length: 28 in.
•Overall Depth: 2 in.
•Body Thickness: 1 1/2 in.
•Body Width: 5 1/4 in. (Lap Rest Detached)
•Gig Bag LxWxH: 30 x 6 1/2 x 3 (in.)
•Weight: 2lbs. 14 oz.
•Weight in Gig Bag: 3 lbs. 12 oz.
•Audio Output: Standard 1/4 in. jack
•Model #: ULST NAT
OVERVIEW
The Ultra-Light is an acoustic/ electric guitar equipped with a Shadow under-the-saddle piezo pickup.
The in-body tuning system uses conventional tuning machines mounted in the guitar’s body to facilitate the use of
standard guitar strings. Strings pass through the endcap, then around the string rollers and to the tuning machines
mounted to the back of the guitar. The tuning keys are accessible from the front of the guitar to allow tuning while
holding the guitar in the playing position. The guitar also has many standard features such as a solid maple body,
ebonized rosewood fretboard, standard strap pins, an adjustable truss rod and 1/4” output.
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:
Your Ultra-Light guitar comes with a custom fit gig bag, a detachable lap rest, and a truss rod adjustment tool.
SETUP
SETUP:
The Ultra-Light is extremely easy to set up for playing. Its removable laprest is stored in the front pouch of the gigbag. The
prongs of the lap rest fit into small holes on the treble side of the guitar. Pressure holds the laprest in place.
PLUGGING INTO AN AMP:
The Ultra-Light has a Shadow piezo pickup under the saddle which requires no batteries. The standard 1/4” output can be
plugged into any amplifier.
USING A STRAP:
Attach the front of your strap to the standard strap button on the heel of the neck, and the back around the output jack,
which doubles as a second strap button.
STRINGING AND TUNING
INSTALLING STRINGS:
The Ultra-Light uses standard ball-end strings. (Factory installed D’Addario EJ15.) No special tools are required for string
changes.
The tuners on your Traveler Guitar operate just like the tuners on a standard guitar. We recommend changing the strings
three at a time—but be careful not to remove all the strings at once, since some of the components are held in place by
string tension. First remove the old E, A, and D strings, and then install three new strings in their places. Repeat this
process on the G, B, and high E strings.
To change, thread the string through its hole in the endcap and wrap the string around the roller and through the
corresponding tuner hole. Leave approximately 2 ½ inches of slack in the string to allow 3 to 4 wraps on the tuner. Bend
the string to anchor it in place in order to hold the string after it is fed through the tuner. Over- or under-wrapping the
string around the tuner may cause tuning problems.
For further assistance, watch our restringing videos here and here.
CLEANING, STORAGE, AND GENERAL CARE
CLEANING:
Periodic cleaning and polishing will help protect your Traveler Guitar. Use a polish formulated for musical instruments and
apply it according to the polish directions—or, you can wipe the guitar down with a clean, damp cloth followed quickly by a
clean, dry cloth. To clean residue off the fingerboard, you can use extra-fine steel wool to rub up and down the length of the
fingerboard over the top of the frets. Never use furniture polish on the guitar, as you may damage the finish.
STORAGE:
When not in use, your Traveler Guitar should be stored in its included gig bag to protect it from exposure to the elements.
Protect your guitar from extreme temperatures and changes in humidity. Never leave your Traveler Guitar in a closed vehicle
or any other location where the guitar will be exposed to extreme heat. If you live in a dry climate, you may want to use a
guitar humidifier.
ADJUSTMENTS:
We recommend leaving complicated operations (such as truss rod adjustments) to a trained guitar technician. Improper
truss rod adjustments may damage your guitar and void your warranty.
HANG STRAP:
The leather hang strap attached to your guitar’s endcap was designed to aid in-store display, but it can also be used to
hang your guitar from a wall mount or stand. Be sure your guitar is secure before walking away from it. If you wish, you
can remove the strap by clipping the plastic tie with wire cutters. Be careful not to scratch the finish on the neck or endcap.
“BUMPER TO BUMPER”
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
Each Traveler Guitar instrument is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is
owned by the original retail purchaser except strings, tuning machines, frets, switches, electronic components, jacks,
pickguards, and plated surfaces, which are warranted for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original
purchase. The warranty is only eligible to the original owner, and the guitar must have been purchased from an authorized
Traveler Guitar dealer.
Traveler Guitar will replace or repair, at its discretion, any Traveler Guitar instrument or part thereof, which is found by
Traveler Guitar to be defective. Traveler Guitar reserves the right to use original replacement materials or materials of
similar design at the time of the repair.
To become eligible for warranty service, the original purchaser must:
1. Submit a completed warranty card or online registration form to Traveler Guitar.
2. Contact Traveler Guitar to obtain a Return Authorization Code before returning any instrument for service.
3. Provide proof of purchase with all requests for warranty service (original receipt.)
4. Be responsible for all freight and transportation to and from Traveler Guitar’s facility in Redlands, CA.
The Traveler Guitar Warranty does not cover:
1. Instruments that have been altered or modified in any way, including altered or removed serial numbers.
2. Instruments that have been subjected to extreme temperature or humidity, chemicals, synthetic materials or other
abnormal conditions.
3. Wear, discoloration or marks on the finish, metal plating or wood grain of the guitar.
4. Setups, adjustments, tonal characteristics or routine maintenance of any kind.
5. Instruments that have been damaged due to misuse or neglect.
6. Normal wear and tear to hardware including: strings, tuning machines, frets, switches, electronic components, jacks,
pickguards, and plated surfaces.
Please contact us first to resolve any warranty issues.
Warranty Questions:
Traveler Guitar ATTN: Warranty Information
440 Business Center Court
Redlands, CA 92373 USA
travel@travelerguitar.com
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