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Carry-on travel guitar

The premium take-anywhere travel guitar that plays and feels like a full-size electric.

Play time is any time

The Carry-on travel guitar is a portable travel-sized guitar that plays and feels like a serious full-sized instrument. Constructed using single piece Okoume bodies and necks and featuring a coil-splittable mini humbucker, the Carry-on travel guitars combine true tone and feel beyond their size. The guitar is supplied with either an award-winning amPlug 2 FLY Guitar headphone amp in the Carry-on Standard pack or an award-winning FLY 3 Bluetooth mini amp with the Carry-on Deluxe pack. Great tone on the go is now available to all travelling guitarists.

The premium take-anywhere travel guitar

Designed by the finest guitar luthiers

The Carry-on travel guitar was designed in the UK by Blackstar in association with the master luthiers at Gordon Smith Guitars UK. The resulting play and feel is like no other travel size guitar.

Single billet of wood

Using a single billet of wood for the body and neck means that the grain will be an even match across the instrument and allows the guitar to reverberate freely and evenly – a glue join would have been a barrier to reverberation.

Single billet of wood

The body and neck are made from single pieces of Okoume, a bright, lightweight tonewood with a more open grain than mahogany.

Single billet of wood

String through body design for excellent sustain and stable tuning.

Single billet of wood

1:14 ratio sealed tuners make tuning easy and stable.

Single billet of wood

Premium finish.

Key Features

Single billet of wood

Compact size guitar, that plays and feels like a full-size electric guitar.

Single billet of wood

Premium set-neck construction with a single-piece Okoume body and neck to let the guitar reverberate freely and evenly.

Single billet of wood

Stunning tone and versatility from the string-through body design and coil-splittable mini humbucker pickup.

At A Glance

  • • Compact size electric guitar that retains all the playability and feel of a full-size electric guitar.
  • • The finest materials are used throughout like the single piece Okoume body and neck with a set neck construction.
  • • String through body design for excellent sustain and stable tuning.
  • • Amazing tonal versatility from the coil-splittable mini humbucker.
  • • 1:14 ratio sealed tuners make tuning easy and stable.
  • • Every guitar has a premium finish including binding around the body and a 3-ply scratchplate.
  • • Available as Standard or Deluxe packs that include all the accessories you need when you’re on the go.
  • • Using 12-54 string gauges creates the tension and feel of a full-size electric guitar.
PLAY TIME IS ANY TIME

Caractéristiques techniques

Carry-on Guitar
Body Okoume (Gaboon Mahogany), single piece construction for body and neck
Fingerboard Laurel, 19 frets
Scale Length 20.7" (527mm)
Pickups Mini-humbucker with coil-split via the Volume pot
Commandes Volume (pull for coil-split), Tone
Machine Heads Der Jung Sealed Tuners x 6, 1:14 gear ratio
Strings D'Addario EXL145 nickel wound strings, 12-54 (Heavy)
Finishes Jet Black with cream binding and black scratch plate (BWB) or Vintage White with tortoiseshell binding and tortoiseshell scratch plate (TWB)

Choose your pack

  • Carry-on Guitar Only Pack

    The Carry-on Guitar Only is available as...

    • • Vintage White with tortoiseshell binding and tortoiseshell scratch plate (TWB)
    • • Jet Black with cream binding and black scratch plate (BWB)

    Both versions of the guitar come with a premium gig bag with rugged fabric, shoulder strap and pockets.

  • Carry-on Standard Pack

    The Carry-on Standard Pack includes...

    • • Blackstar Carry-on travel guitar (White or Black)
    • • Award winning amPlug2 Fly headphone amp
    • • Premium Gig Bag with rugged fabric, shoulder strap and multiple pockets
    • • Blackstar webbing guitar strap
    • • 3 x medium Blackstar guitar picks
    • • Travel notebook to write down ideas or lyrics
    • • Blackstar 0.5mm mechanical pencil
  • Carry-on Deluxe Pack

    The Carry-on Deluxe Pack includes...

    • • Blackstar Carry-on travel guitar (White or Black)
    • • Award winning Fly 3 Bluetooth mini amp
    • • Premium Gig Bag with rugged fabric, shoulder strap and multiple pockets
    • • Quality braided 2-meter Blackstar guitar cable
    • • Blackstar webbing guitar strap
    • • 3 x medium Blackstar guitar picks
    • • Travel notebook to write down ideas or lyrics
    • • Blackstar 0.5mm mechanical pencil
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