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Vintage Paul Brett 'Viator' Signature Travel Guitar - Antique Finish

Following on from the success of the Paul Brett Viator travel guitar, the new VTR800PB-USB...

VTR800PB-USB
Vintage Paul Brett 'Viator' Signature Travel Guitar - Antique Finish

Description

Following on from the success of the Paul Brett Viator travel guitar, the new VTR800PB-USB combines great tone and playability of its predecessor with the addition of an onboard Fishman Sonitone USB pickup system.

Finished in beautiful natural antique and built from top quality tone woods such as Stika Spruce, the Viator also features high quality hardware including GraphTech NuBone nut and Tusq saddle, and Grover open-gear machine heads.

The VTR800PB-USB is ideal for recording whilst on the move, bringing the past and present together in one small, but very impressive, package.

Details

SKU VTR800PB-USB
Brand Vintage
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Sapele
Sides Sapele
Binding Maple / Rosewood
Fingerboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Bridge Rosewood
Saddle Graphtec TUSQ
Scale Length 546mm / 21.49”
Neck Nato, customised v-shape
Controls Fishman Sonitone USB
Machine Heads Grover open gear - Chrome
Headstock Rosewood
Strings High quality USA made
Case Luxurious black, heavily padded Vintage Viator carry bag with shoulder straps
Finish Antique Finish

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Long time love affair
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I decided that I wouldn't post a review until I'd had a chance to take my viator through it's paces.
I was going to be in the UK for two months over the summer and did not want to travel with my full size guitar. Today most airlines only allow one item of luggage.
Before I left on my trip, I was lent a 1920 Stella Tertz guitar, setup with 10-47 in G-g tuning, size wise it is very similar to the Viator, gave me a chance to see if I could handle singing and playing everything on the third fret, and get an idea if my fingers could get to all the notes on the narrower neck and shorter scale.
I loved the sound, but I wanted a guitar that I could play live: it needed a pick up, as intended to take it as hand luggage on flights, it needed a
practical cover/case. All of the so called travel guitars are mostly too long to take on as hand luggage. I wasn't interested in a collapsable one either.
The Viator at under 850mm was accepted without question by three different airlines.
I called the shop to make sure they had one in stock. I was not expecting what I picked up, it was love at first sight, and play.....
I had read many reviews and most had gone on about how it comes in standard E- e tuning, with 12-52 gauge strings, but comes into it's own
when tuned up to G-G with lighter gauge strings. It plays wonderfully in standard tuning, a set of 12-52 will play at about the same pressure as nylon strings on a classical guitar.
The Fishman pickup is a gem It takes a normal 9v battery with a separate volume and tone control just inside the soundhole.
Playing through many a varied sound systems at open mikes and folk clubs, it drew a lot of interest, in a good way.
Playability, there was also talk that it had a V neck, making it possibly uncomfortable. It does have a pronounced centre, but it is very well rounded, and caused no discomfort, unlike the 1920 Stella I'd borrowed.
The supplied duffle case is a heavy canvas, well padded, and comes with a single shoulder strap, the zip is large with two pulls. The velcro closure front pocket will hold a full size iPad, with enough room for spare strings, winder, leads and capo. I have a small D'addario tuner that stayed clipped to the headstock. After four flights, a Eurostar train trip, the back of a car for the breadth and length of the British Isles, one corner is slightly wearing.
That will need reinforcing one day. Walking around festivals, and it started to rain, the bag is not any kind of protection agains damp!
I needed a strap for the Viator, using two little caribiners (the clippy things climbers use) clipped it on as a second strap, so can carry
it "backpack" style.
From when I picked it up, I'd put a set of D'addario EXP 12-52 on it, and they still played wonderfully after more than 2 months. The day before we flew home, I put on the 10-47 and tuned it G-g just to see how it went, yes it sounds brighter and the strings do seem tighter, but it's an awkward tuning.
I don't use open tunings on guitar, and not overly keen on capos, So in the next week before taking it travelling again I will be putting the 12-52 on and using normal tuning.
There are a couple of things to note, do not leave the battery in!! I turned up for a floorspot, a couple weeks since I'd last plugged it in, and the battery was flat!
Overall, I love it, finally I have a guitar I can take everywhere, that doesn't take up too much room and it's also easy to cart around along, strapped to the outside of a backpack with all my other instruments in.

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