The Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot Rod is built for portability and performance with a full 24 ¾”-scale neck and a built-in Pocket Rockit headphone amp, which produces clean and distortion tones through headphones or an amp. In addition, the Speedster Hot Rod is loaded with a 1/8” inch aux-in jack so players can plug in an mp3 player and jam along to their favorite songs. The final touch: a sleek racing stripe underlining the new Hot Rod logo. The Speedster Hot Rod fits neatly inside its included gig bag and stows easily in airline overhead compartments.
Neck Through Body - Eastern American Hard Maple
Fingerboard -Ebonized Rosewood
Frets - 22-medium
Scale Length - 24 3/4 in.
Fingerboard Inlays - Pearloid
Neck Width at Nut - 1 3/4 in.
Body Width- 7 1/2 in. (Arm Detached)
Body Thickness- 3/4 in.
Overall Depth - 2 in.
Length - 28 in.
Weight - 4 lbs. 12 oz.
Pick-ups - Dual-Rail Humbucker
Hardware - Chrome 14:1 Gear ratio (closed gear)
Electronics - Volume, tone, distortion on/off
Finish - Candy Apple Red Metallic, White
Q: Are special strings needed for the Speedster Hot Rod guitar?
A: No. Any conventional electric guitar strings you chose will work. The Speedster Hot Rod comes equipped with D’Addario EXL110 Nickel plated Steel Round Wound Regular Light Electric Strings.
Q: Can the upper arm support be removed?
A: Yes, the upper arm support can be removed and stowed in the included gig bag’s pouch for travel.
Q: How is the upper arm support attached to the body?
A: The upper arm support is held on by a solid brass thumbscrew and support pin. The thumbscrew makes it easy to attach and detach the upper arm support from the body; no tools are needed.
Q: Can I put a strap on my guitar?
A: Yes, the Speedster Hot Rod is fully capable of accommodating a strap by means of a strap pin and the upper arm support thumbscrew that doubles as the rear strap pin.
Q: Does the guitar have a truss-rod?
A: Yes, the Speedster Hot Rod has a fully adjustable truss rod, with easy access through the end cap.
Q: Like the Traveler Pro Series, does the Speedster have “Stethophones” or any personal listening device?
A: The Speedster is equipped with a built-in headphone amp with distortion and clean settings.
Q: Can the Speedster Hot Rod plug into any of my amps?
A: Yes, the Speedster Hot Rod has a standard 1/4″-output jack, adjacent to the volume and tone control knobs.
Q: Are the body and neck one solid piece of wood?
A: Yes, each Speedster Hot Rod uses a solid piece of Eastern American Hard Maple for the neck and body.
Q: What kind of pick-up is installed in the Speedster?
A: The Speedster Hot Rod is equipped with a dual-rail humbucker.
Q: Is the Speedster Hot Rod a full-scale guitar?
A: Yes, the Speedster Hot Rod has a full scale length of 24 3/4” with 22 frets and a 2 1/8 inch string spacing at the saddle.
Q: Is the Speedster Hot Rod’s bridge adjustable?
A: Yes, the Speedster Hot Rod is equipped with a Roll-O-Matic bridge. It is adjustable for intonation and string spacing.
Q: What color options are there for the Speedster Hot Rod?
A: The Speedster comes in two finishes, Candy Apple Red Metallic and (coming soon) White.
Q: What accessories come with the Speedster Hot Rod?
A: The Speedster comes with a heavy duty travel bag, truss rod wrench, owner’s manual, and warranty card.
Q: What kind of warranty does the Speedster Hot Rod have?
A: The Speedster comes with a three year limited warranty.
Q: Where can I see and play the Traveler Guitar Speedster Hot Rod?
A: Please use our dealer locator or call us at 909-307-2626 Monday through Friday 9-4 Pacific and we will be glad to help you in any way.