Even with the FAA easing its rules, these days you never know if you’ll get to keep your full-size axe in the cabin with you. These 10 travel guitars offer an alternative—some collapse, some disassemble, and some are just plain tiny.

TRAVELER GUITAR

LTD EC-1
This 24.75"-scale guitar is a joint effort between Traveler and ESP. Features include an ESP ALH-200B humbucker, Traveler’s proprietary In-Body Tuning System, an onboard headphone amp, and a push pot to cycle through clean, boost, overdrive, and distortion tones.
$599 street
travelerguitar.com


SOLOETTE

SongBird Jazz
The hard-rock maple SongBird offers a choice of five fretboard woods and has an EMG humbucker, a headphone jack, and a detachable aluminum body frame for easy transport.
$1,500 street
soloette.com


HOFNER
Shorty
This 24.7"-scale travel axe has 22 frets, a 1.65" nut width, a basswood top and back, a maple neck with rosewood fretboard, and an open-coil Hofner humbucker. A Hofner gig bag is included.
$149 street
hofner.com


JOURNEY INSTRUMENTS

Carbon Fiber - OF660
The OF660’s carbon-fiber design resists cracking, warping, and tone changes, while an included backpack accommodates the body and removable neck.
$1,099 street
journeyinstruments.com


FURCH GUITARS

Little Jane LJ10CM
Little Jane has a Western red cedar top and African mahogany back and sides (all solid), and disassembles for stowing and travel with the included backpack.
$1,175 street
furch.cz