With its unique modern-retro look and detachable tear-drop arm support, the Speedster (Lefty) represents a design revolution in travel guitars. The Speedster is built for portability and performance with a high-output dual-rail humbucker pickup, 24 ¾” full-scale neck-through-body, and volume & tone controls. The Speedster fits neatly inside an included gig bag and is small enough to stow 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. (with upper arm-support detached)
Length - 28 in.
Weight - 4.5 lbs.
Pick-ups - Dual-Rail Humbucker
Hardware - Chrome 14:1 Gear ratio (closed gear)
Electronics - Volume/Tone
Finish - Candy Apple Red Metallic
MSRP - $499.99 (USD)
Q: Are special strings needed for the Speedster guitar?
A: No. Any guitar string you chose will work. The Speedster comes equipped with D’Addario EXL110 Nickelplated Steel Round Wound Regular Light Electric Strings.
Q: Can the upper arm support be removed?
A: Yes, the upper arm support can be removed for ultimate portability and traveling.
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. There are no tools needed.
Q: Can I put a strap on my guitar?
A: Yes, the Speedster 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 has a fully adjustable truss rod, with easy access through the endcap.
Q: Like the Traveler Pro Series, does the Speedster have “Stethophones” or any personal listening device?
A: The Speedster is not equipped with “Stethophones,” but there are a number of personal listening options such as the Pandora’s Box from Korg, and mini amps from Fender which allow for private, amplified listening.
Q: Can the Speedster plug into any of my amps?
A: Yes, the Speedster has a standard 1/4″-output jack, adjacent to the volume and tone control knobs.
Q: Is the body and neck a solid piece of wood?
A: Yes, each Speedster 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 is equipped with a dual-rail humbucker.
Q: What can I compare scale length to?
A: The Speedster scale length is the same as the Les Paul: 24 ¾ inch with 22 frets, and a 2 1/8 inch string spacing at the saddle.
Q: Is the Speedsters bridge adjustable?
A: Yes, the Speedster 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 Lefty?
A: The Speedster Lefty comes in Candy Apple Red Metallic.
Q: What accessories come with the Speedster?
A: The Speedster comes with a heavy duty travel bag, truss rod wrench, owners manual, and warranty card.
Q: What kind of warranty does the Speedster have?
A: The Speedster comes with a three year limited warranty.
Q: Where can I see and play the Traveler Speedster?
A: Please use our dealer locator or call us at 1-800-476-1591 Monday through Friday PST and we will be glad to help you in any way.