Johnson Trailblazer Deluxe travel guitar

JG-TR1_largeJohnson proudly presented their latest product – the solid spruce top Trailblazer Deluxe travel guitar.

The Trailblazer is truly the traveler’s dream with its small-scale design and great look! It features a spruce top and mahogany back, sides, and neck. The Trailblazer also boasts other features you wouldn’t expect to find on a travel guitar, like neck and body binding and full size nickel/silver frets. Built with great materials at a low cost, the Trailblazer always delivers when on the go. Whether you’re camping, hiking, or just taking a quick road trip, the new Johnson Trailblazer is the perfect companion.

With the classic, natural sound you can only get from solid spruce in a portable package, this guitar is ready to go wherever the muse takes you. With a full-size 24-3/4″ scale length, the Trailblazer Deluxe gives players the same comfort and playability as a full-size dreadnought, but in a travel-friendly package.

With 22 frets and a rosewood fretboard, the Trailblazer Deluxe has a familiar feel, like that of a standard sized guitar neck. Many players may have avoided choosing a travel guitar because of their concern that travel guitars, with smaller body shapes often sound thin with very little bass. Thanks to the Trailblazer‘s carefully designed body, solid spruce top, mahogany sides and arched mahogany back, the Trailblazer Deluxe gives players on-the-go the same robust, warm sound as a traditional dreadnought.

Specifications (JG-TR1):

Style: Slim Profile

Top: Spruce

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Finish: Glossy

Rosette: Circle

Fretboard: Rosewood

Fretboard Inlay:Dot

Frets: Nickel, 22

Tuners: Small Button, Die-Cast

Bridge: Rosewood


Truss Rod Yes

Strings: Martin

Nut, Width: Plastic, 1-11/16″

Scale Length: 24.75″


Upper Bout: 5.5″

Lower Bout: 7.75″

Body Length: 13-3/8″

Total Length: 33.75″

Options: JG-TR1-L (Left Handed Model)

Guardian Case Reference: Custom Carrying Bag Included

More information: Johnson

2 thoughts on “Johnson Trailblazer Deluxe travel guitar”

  1. I have one of these. I keep it in the office for when I have a spare minute or two. It plays great and the volume is perfect for not disturbing other folks in the office. My only suggestion is to get a strap for it because with the small body, it can be a bit difficult to play.

  2. I always found travel guitars to be a lot like toys… I felt like people were staring at me like I was playing with my daughters guitar when I pulled one out at the airport… that all changed when I bought my Traveler EG-1. That said, this one looks like a great one for the acoustic side of my craving. Thanks for the post – and the review.

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