The Escape MK-II is the most sophisticated full-scale acoustic/electric travel guitar on the market. Features include an ergonomic body co-designed by John Carruthers, a full 25 ½”-scale neck, and an L.R. Baggs Custom Element-Hybrid pickup system with onboard headphone preamp so you can plug headphones directly into the guitar and Play Anywhere. The MK-II comes with a deluxe gig bag and fits in airline overhead compartments.
Neck – Maple
Body – Alder
Fingerboard – Ebonized Rosewood
Frets – 22-medium
Fingerboard Inlay – Pearloid Dot
Neck width at nut – 1 3/4″
Body width – 10 3/4″
Body thickness – 1 5/8″
Overall depth – 2 1/8″
Length – 30 in.
Weight – 4 lbs. 8 oz.
Pick-up – L.R. Baggs under saddle Element-Hybrid transducer
Hardware – Chrome 14:1 closed gear, chrome
Strings - D’Addario EJ-15
Electronics – Custom L.R. BAGGS Element-Hybrid System w/ onboard EQ and headphone amp
Finish – Satin finish and white binding
MSRP – $642.99 (USD)
Q: Are special strings needed for the Escape guitar?
A: No. Any guitar string you chose will work. The MK-II Steel String comes equipped with D’Addario EJ15 Phosphor Bronze Round Wound Extra Light Acoustic Strings, the MK-II Nylon String comes equipped with D’Addario Pro-Arte EJ45 Normal Tension Nylon Classical Guitar Strings, and the MK-II Bass comes equipped with D’Addario EXL170 Nickelplated Steel Round Wound Regular Light Electric Bass Strings.
Q: Can I place a strap on my guitar?
A: Yes, the Escape MK-II is equipped with two standard strap pins.
Q: Does the guitar have a truss-rod?
A: Yes, the Escape MK-II has a fully adjustable truss rod with easy access through the endcap.
Q: Like the Traveler Pro Series, does the Escape MK-II have “Stethophones” or any personal listening device?
A: The Escape MK-II is equipped with a Custom Element-Hybrid preamp/headphone amp from L.R. Baggs for private listening.
Q: Are Batteries needed to operate the headphones?
A: Yes, the preamp/headphone amp is powered by a 9-volt battery.
Q: Can the Escape plug into any of my amps?
A: Yes, the Escape has a standard 1/4 inch output that is used when wanting to amplify your guitar.
Q: Is the body and neck a solid piece of wood?
A: No, the Traveler Escape’s body is alder with a maple bolt on neck.
Q: What kinds of pick-ups are installed in the Escape MK-II?
A: The Escape MK-II comes with an L.R. Baggs custom Element-Hybrid pickup system and headphone amplifier.
Q: Are there any moving parts on the Escape MK-II?
A: No, the Escape MK-II has no movable parts. When you take it out of its gig bag, you are ready to play.
Q: Is the scale of the Escape MK-II like my acoustic?
A: Yes, the Escape MK-II Steel and Nylon models are a traditional full 25 1/2-inch scale, while the MK-II Bass is a 32 inch scale.
Q: What accessories come with the Traveler Escape MK-II?
A: The Escape MK-II comes with a deluxe gig-bag, truss rod wrench, owner’s manual, and warranty card.
Q: What kind of warranty does The Traveler Escape MK-II have?
A: The Traveler Escape MK-II comes with a three year limited warranty.
What’s in the Box
Traveler Escape MK-II Steel-string Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar, deluxe gig-bag, truss rod wrench, and warranty card