Welcome to Our Travel Guitar Blog

You’ve made it to our travel guitar blog – and we’re glad you’re here! We use this space to share information, advice, and experiences that help our customers make the most of our Strobel travel guitars. You’ll also find travel guitar reviews, gift and accessory ideas for the traveling guitarist, and much more. And because life with traveling guitars is just more fun, our guitar blog is also the place where our customers share their stories about life on the road with a Rambler®.

We hope that you find our traveling electric guitar blog to be useful and informative. If there’s anything that you’d like us to cover that we haven’t already, reach out and let us know!


Electric Travel Guitar Reviews 2020

If you are reading this page, you are probably interested in learning more about travel guitars, please read on!  Our travel guitar reviews are focused on electric travel guitars.  Most likely, the reason you are searching for a travel guitar is to find something that is as small and convenient as possible.  The best travel […]

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Travel guitar for airplanes

Selecting the Best Travel Guitar for Airplane Travel

Selecting the Best Travel Guitar for Airplane Travel     For all those ramblin’ musicians out there, taking your instruments on the road with you can be difficult, especially for those trying to find the best travel guitar for airplane  transit.  At Strobel Guitars, we believe that any “ordinary” travel guitar won’t cut it. That’s […]

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Rusty sailing with his Rambler Travel Guitar

Rambler® Travel Guitar on the High Seas

Rambler® Electric Travel Guitar goes Sailing! Strobel Travel Guitar customers share their Ramblin’ stories… Captain Rusty Larsen has led an interesting and adventurous life.  He discovered our Strobel Travel Guitars from a fellow sailor that had a Rambler® at the marina in San Diego.  As they say, word of mouth is the best advertising!  Rusty […]

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Tobacco Sunburst Rambler® ready for travel

Best Travel Guitar Gift for Musicians

Give the gift of a Strobel Rambler® Travel Guitar Looking for that special gift for a special musician?  Check out the Strobel Rambler® Classic Professional  Electric Travel Guitar (www.strobelguitars.com/shop/rambler-classic/)  with Free Shipping for the holidays. This great playing, great sounding guitar has a fully detachable neck so it fits in a computer bag or briefcase […]

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Tommy gets inspired

Checking out the Rambler® STROBELCASTER™ Travel Guitar

Early days of Strobel Rambler® Travel Guitars Tommy Castro was our first endorser for Strobel Guitars in 2009.  We started out to make the best “travel” guitars, with “travel” in quotes.  The goal was to create a great playing, good sounding guitar that would be easy for traveling. Tommy received an early  Custom Rambler® Professional […]

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Rambler Hollowbody Travel Guitar

The Strobel Rambler® Hollowbody Travel Guitar

A Thinline Acoustic Electric Portable Guitar Strobel Guitars Custom Shop has created a new model in our Rambler® Professional Electric Travel Guitar portfolio. We are often asked by our jazz playing customers if we could create a hollow version of our Rambler® Custom travel guitar. I started thinking about this seriously after meeting with Tony DiCaprio […]

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Around the Shop with Strobel Travel Guitars – Feb 2016

Which body for the best  STROBELCASTER travel guitar design?  (wk5).  Working on factory STROBELCASTER travel guitar bodies.  Hog out spot for VOL control with sanding cylinder. Use 30mm studs, AP wheels, 8-32 acorns. 7/64” holes tapped with 6-32 tap. Relieve paint around holes. Neck bolts loose in holes, need to be glued.  Put 3 lock […]

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Jay Skolnick photo of Jimmy Thackery

Jimmy Thackery and his Strobel Rambler® Electric Travel Guitar

Finding your way into music… How did you find your way into music, and playing the guitar? Ever wonder how professional musicians find their way into a musical career?  Here is Jimmy Thackery’s story – about how music found him, and how he found his way to playing the blues. Special thanks to Blues Radio […]

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A batch of Custom Ramble necks

Making a Strobel Rambler® Travel Guitar – Part 3

Making Necks for a Portable Guitar… In our first two visits to the Strobel Guitars Custom Shop we saw how a Custom Rambler® Professional Electric Travel Guitar body goes from a block of wood to a shaped guitar. In Part One, we selected the wood; attached the Maple tops and glued them together with Ash, […]

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Rambler Travel Bass in Tobacco Sunburst with Gold Hardware

Check out our left handed Strobel Rambler® Travel Bass…

Ordering a Custom Travel Bass We are seeing an uptick in orders for Custom Strobel Rambler® Travel Basses, and recently built a left- handed version for Simon from Tasmania, please check out our Bass Gallery for more pics. Simon went all out when designing the Bass Guitar of his dreams – ordering all Gold hardware […]

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