Summary: First off, kudos to Amazon for an amazing turn-around time in getting the guitar to me - from Illinois to Toronto in 24hrs. It arrive literally 15 mins before I left for the airport, so the little guitar made its inaugural to France. The guitar is *perfect* as a travel guitar.
Summary: Backpacker guitars will never sound as amazing as their full-sized counterparts. However, this one certainly suffices for a decent enough tone and portability. Yes, there's a slight odor (petroleum) when you open the case. Just leave the case open and it'll go away after a bit.
Summary: 30 minutes into my experience with the Blue Baby, and I have to say I am pleased. I am an experienced player, who owns high quality, full sized electrics/acoustics, so I know a thing or two about sound quality one should expect from a guitar.
Summary: I found several faults on the guitar as shipped to me - but they were all set-up related and easily fixed. The neck adjustment rod worked as advertised but using my tools rather than the supplied Allen wrench saved me a lot of frustration since theirs didn't quite fit.
Summary: For the price, you can't beat this small, lightweight, good sounding travel guitar. It takes a few minutes to get used to the odd proportions (hint - use the strap always) but sure beats lugging a full size guitar all over the world.
Summary: Picked this up to take along when we travel. Arrived quickly and was just as advertised. There was an odor coming from the straps so I just removed them and put outside. I've left the case open to help eliminate the odor they left behind.
Summary: This is a great guitar for practicing on the road. It has great action, a fretboard comparable to a full-size acoustic guitar and good fit and finish. It's not too loud for a hotel room and the case is light and strong with good storage. I appreciate the backpack straps.
Summary: For the price, I don't think you can beat this little guy. The action is good, despite a bit of an intonation issue, but the neck is adjustable. The sound quality is about what you'd expect, but the level is perfect for not disturbing your neighbors, in a hotel, etc.
Summary: As a Navy Chaplain Deployed to Afghanistan this is the best guitar for traveling. I have a full size guitar and to travel on Chinooks the full sized guitar is just a little too bulky, but this travel guitar is perfect due to its smaller size and less weight.