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So-called “travel guitars” have been around for a while. Les Paul even designed one! Their small scale, complicated dismantling and assembling, lousy sound, poor play-ability and toy looks have always made the travel guitar more of a novelty or a hotel room diversion than a proper professional instrument. Not only that, tuning up the guitar once it was unfolded was a real drag.

Now engineer Gerry Dale and superstar record producer Robin Millar have done for the pro electric guitar what Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have done for headphones. Two years, seven different woods, six necks, eight pickup configurations and 11 prototypes later, they’ve created a guitar worthy enough for a top professional to rely on and enjoy on the road.

Tripper is a beautifully crafted, professional electric self-tuning folding guitar. Taking only a few seconds to fold away or unfold, Tripper will pass through any airport cabin bag measure so you can take it on the plane with you with no hassle or bargaining with the crew!

Featuring two quality dual-rail humbuckers, a bespoke beautiful solid maple neck and with the patented Evertune bridge, this great instrument has the unique feature of being in tune as soon as it’s unfolded! More than that, this fully pro-spec instrument will stay in tune for a two-hour set—or even longer! No motors, no batteries, just precision tension engineering.  You only tune this guitar once… when you change the strings!

The Tripper will redefine the travelling guitarist’s first choice instrument. For the price of an off-the-shelf Fender American Strat, you get a world-class guitar with none of the travel hassle. MSRP (standard model) $1,100 US. Snap Dragon can set up your guitar for your preferred string gauge and we’ll even fit your favorite pickups and finish the body in your favorite color if you ask nicely. Available worldwide from www.playawayguitars.com.

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