I bought this travel guitar at Sam Ash in Miami, Florida for $150.00
This little guitar rocks! It is small enough to take anywhere, yet has a full size neck. Just perfect. The sound out of this little guitar is amazing. The craftmanship is very good, especially for the price. And the most amazing thing is the case! It looks like the case alone should be worth $150.00!
The only downside of this guitar is that the body tends to slip and slide a bit. If it where slightly fuller it would help. But it comes with a strap which helps. If you are used to a full size guitar, it will definitley take some getting used to the feel. But this is true for any travel guitar, and this one is by far the best of all I tried (Martin Backpacker, Littel Martin, Baby Taylor) considering the sound, quality and price.
The top is solid spruce, the sides and back are laminated mahogany, with binding which gives it a top quality appearance. It is set up with extra light Vinci strings. The quality is unbelievable, especially for the price!
Bottom line is I highly reccomend this guitar for anyone looking for a travel guitar, who wants it to also sound decent.
I bought this little awesome pack of punch at www.zzounds.com(great place). I've been looking at it for quite some time now and decided its worth it. I got it for 149.99$ but it totalled to 168$ which isn't bad at all for shipping to alaska(which is where i live).
It is made by the best, washburn prides themselves in the best acoustic sound. The martin, had one problem to it. It sounded more like a banjo with a tangy sound to it which isn't the best for chording or softpicking. The washburn rover has fixed that, when you play a chord it blends the string alot better. It doesn't slide like the Martin does when on your lap.
The strings it came with are Vinci which are really weak and stretch easy and are hard to do some licks with. It also came with a buzz on the neck but I got rid of it by adjusting the neck, which is pretty standard on shipped guitars.
It's nice and small yet it keeps the neck's regular size so you don't lose your playing in the lesser(smaller) frets. I know dean makes a mini guitar that the frets are shrunk as well as the body and its killer on you fingers. Slim body with a beautiful natural finish by the amazing luthiers at washburn. Button on one side of it for strap. Strong bracing and strong tuning machines.
I have played with the backpacker, trailblazer and the Mini Dean. Yet, the washburn rover rises up above all past travelers and defeat the wicked sound that these other produce.
I acquired the guitar by accident when buying strings for another flat-top, when in Matt's Music in London Canada, I picked up the guitar for just over $200 CDN.
The guitar is extremely playable. The neck is very comfortable and the action is enjoyable. It is a very nice guitar to "noodle" on. It tucks into any corner, and will quite literally go anywhere! Everyone who picks it up, comments on the way it feels. It almost begs you to play it! For the size of the instrument the sound is amazing.
The plastic strap button on the back of the body.
The construction and quality of the guitar are top notch for the price of the guitar!
It is an amazing value for the money!!!!
I have six guitars in total, this one being my second Washburn. They have not dissappointed me yet!
I just bought a guitar voyage..Il is the mini Cort.
I have read various opinions concerning our Travel guitars and especially on the Washburn Rover (nylon & steel) ... I tried it and I wondered about the general enthusiasm of those who have tried it !!! .. .Can be-existed it not for this model in Cort.
Stagg realized the same model as Cort but lower quality.
The price is below what offers Washburn..Donc do not hesitate to take the time to choose.