Paired with a SparkGO and it's the ultimate travel combo!
I love mine, very mobile, most of times I'm always invited to play for a party, gatherings or even memorial service, this guitar is light, easy to pack, and the piezo pick-up is great, good sounding, although the height of the action is a little high, but I managed to adjust the truss rod, awesome awesome for the price, I cant complain, 5 starts for me!
I got the maple one put new strings reworked the saddle piece . This guitar is awesome though my Donner cyclops battery amplifier All an all great guitar for the money. I’m happy. Totally battery powered unit guitar and amp… Donner power…
The neck feels great. The action came high out of the box.
I wasn't aware this was going to use acoustic strings, but it's nice to play. There was a buzz on a single string all the way up and down the neck out of the box, even with the high action - so I'll be fixing that.
Love the small size. I can use this guitar to practice anywhere. Shipping was very fast. No complaints at all.
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I ordered the Hush-I guitar and the package was lost by UPS. The Donner team was receptive and understanding of the situation. After review they sent me a brand new order. Thank you for the excellent customer service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this guitar is to assemble and pack up. It's perfect for someone who wants a quality guitar that's easy to take on the go, without sacrificing sound quality or playability.
This guitar is really easy to disassemble and pack up, which makes it great for traveling musicians. It's durable enough to withstand the rigors of the road, yet lightweight and compact enough to fit in the trunk of a car.
Assembling this guitar is a breeze. It comes with all the tools you need, and the instructions are easy to follow. It's great for anyone who wants a high-quality instrument that's easy to transport and set up.
This strange-looking critter is BIG fun! Quality is very good! Sounds great though an amp, too. Very pleased, I am. My only whine is that I wish it had some sort of quick release system for the upper and lower brackets, so it wouldn't be such a time consuming process to put in its case.
I've got about 8 guitars of several types and costs from a few hundred dollars to fifteen hundred dollars. Of course some needed a much more extensive amout of setup than others. But I was very pleasantly surprised at the condition of this Hush-1 guitar right out of the box. The feel, playability, features, and accessories are exceptional and are as good or better than ones costing easily over a thousand dollars. It has become my primary instrument. I'm also very impressed with its ability to quickly convert back to a travel guitar. To me its up there with my $1,500 Gretsch 335 and new, fully carbon fiber $1,300 Lava Me 3 acoustic electric. Overall I am extremely impressed, and happy with this guitar and would highly recommend it to anyone whether a professional player or beginner.
Great for beginners
- The slim body is easy to hug like an electric but sounds and feels like an acoustic.
- Comes with everything you need to start. You won't need to buy anything else.
- Super ergonomic neck design makes playing way easier than with traditional necks.
- Sounds really good + not too loud when using headphones.
- lightweight, portable, and tiny.
- The strap it comes with kinda sucks. The front strap mount is in an awkward spot on the neck and the rear strap mount goes over the guitar amp jack input hole which is a much bigger diameter than the actual strap hole. Although the strap doubles as a guitar strap and carrying case strap, you're better off getting a different strap for the guitar or not using a strap at all on the guitar, and only using the included strap as a carrying case strap.
- You have to use the Allen wrench to tune it. Tuning it with fingers alone isn't practical. It's not that big of a deal since the tool is stored in the guitar but I think the tuning pegs could have been better.
I got this because it will fit in a airline overhead, expecting a trip overseas. I am a semi pro player, and we have a band so I did not want to go without playing for 2 -3 weeks. So the good and the bad: It takes some getting use to with a headless guitar. Play it, get use to it. As above it did need set up, take it to a shop is you cant shave the nut and the saddle. I like a low action and it was near unplayable out of the box. I also dislike the strap button the jack goes through making it real hard to get the strap on it, but that is personal preference. I will add is in inconvenient to tune, tuner's don't want to clip on. It is great though as it is so small! The frettwork is passable if not good! Another plus is the reach you are able to get on the frettboard which is sort of crazy! I will add this if it got lost or stolen I would get another one. The case is better than expected and provides more protection than a standard gig bag. The guitar strap doubles as a case strap and it looks like a well thought out product. For the price it was not bad. I did not like the stock strings and one broke tuning it the first time, but hey not a big deal, again strings are a preference. I would NOT recommend this to a first time player. The sound is a little dirty in one of my amps and truth be told it is a cross between a electric and a acoustic which I sort of like!
Very good all around from order to arrival and quality guitar.
This guitar is easy to play and so light. Pre-amp sounds good to me. Assembly was easy and it comes well packaged. Perfect practice, travel, or light home studio guitar.
I had a problem with my guitar and the customer support team was fantastic. They responded quickly, provided clear instructions, and helped me resolve the issue in no time.
Mechanically, this is an electric guitar.
It has a built-in amplifier and supplies sound to the earphone with a battery.
The body is light, small and easy to handle, not as heavy as an electric guitar.
And since it doesn't have a resonance body like an acoustic guitar, you can practice at night because only the sound of the strings will ring when you play.
The video has great sound, but the sound is smaller because the microphone of the smartphone amplifies it. (Please see only the feeling of playing)
When I listened to it with earphones, I was able to reproduce the acoustic guitar sound quite faithfully.
Also, I will evaluate this guitar from a beginner's point of view, but the tuning machine is included, and I didn't understand how to use it. (Maybe I think it's tuning with the strings in between)
I have a smartphone app called a guitar tuner, so I use that.
Also, in terms of playability, the space between the strings and the frets is narrow, so even beginners don't need to hold down the strings, so it's easy to play.
In addition, the back of the neck is flat, making it easy for your fingers to reach.
If you want to hear a loud sound, you can connect a speaker to the earphone terminal and you can get a normal loud sound.
Also, there is no explanation for the "PHASE" button next to the volume, so I don't know, but the electric guitar effector has a phaser (sound fluctuates), but I couldn't really see the effect.
If you attach a frame to it, it will not fit in the soft case.
It's a friendly guitar made for beginners, and it comes with a pick and a guitar strap, so I think it's a good guitar.
This guitar has great sound quality for a travel guitar. It's lightweight and portable but still produces a rich, full sound that's perfect for playing on the go.
I bought this as a women'day present and she couldn't be happier. It's a great value for the money!
Great design! Good quality for the price!
Best alternative to the other traverler guitars out there once you get used to the instrument. Comes with everything you need. Sounds good plug through an amp with some overdrive and delay. The neck is comfortable in all positions.Tunners takes a little getting used to but once you get passed this, it's fine. Comes with headphones and they actually sound good. The case and strap that doubles as a guitar straps seams to work fine. Comes with 3 picks that appears to be a oversized jazz pick. The hardware that attaches to the guitar works fine. I find that if you used the strap and the upper arm rest, you don't need to screw in the allen screw. I would recommend this to an intermediate guitar player.
Very clever & attractive engineering. Think we ordered black but a wood tone arrived which is quite beautiful so keeping it. Bought 3rd party headphones but the buds that came with it are better sounding. Using it for practice in my easy chair as I build up to serious play on my blue LAVA ME 3. Baffled on what the replacement strings are & considering the purchase of a small amp but none paired up with the Donner on the product page so these are gonna be a guess. The circuitry that makes this instrument mimick acoustic sound is fabulous.
I’m a life long guitar practicer… I have owned many many low to mid priced guitars and a bunch of travel type guitars. Most of the popular brands. I found all of the travel guitars fell short in some aspect..
I didn’t expect much from this Donner Hush 1 either… but so far I was wrong.
Remember.. it’s an inexpensive travel guitar. So coming from that place I think this thing is terrific. It appears well built and well designed. It has a cool factor too imo. The construction is solid not cheap and it has metal parts like the band above the nut that looks like it protects the top of the guitar very well. All the metal parts are finished in a grayish bronze look. The finger board doesn’t look like wood but it looks very professional what ever material it is..
The Mahogany body looks solid and robust. The wood finish is clean, even and appears to be professionally done. Not slapped on like some finishes on less expensive products.
The sound is subjective of coarse. The provided ear buds are basic. The on board electronics are basic. But with better earphones the sound improves drastically. Overall this guitar feels great and plays nicely. It’s comfortable and easy to hold. Unlike other travel/practice units I’ve had that slide around or have to be strapped to play.
The guitar is what it is. It’s a inexpensive travel/practice unit and I don’t expect a lot from it.
As you can tell I was pleasantly surprised and am enjoying the guitar very much…
To sum it up…… this unit looks and feels very well made and is fun to play. Maybe invest in a better set of ear phone/buds and enjoy…
Wanted something to take with me and have softer action than my full size acoustic. Turns out to be amazing. great sound, easy to play and reach on (I'm still learning). Make note to adjust action using truss adjustment before 1st string adjustment as they do not ship with truss tightened (as per Donner Mfg). Although it is smaller than my full size I thought as a solid body it would be heavier but not the case. This adds to portability.
Couldn’t be happier with this guitar! Great quality, great sound and a great travel case. I own a number of guitars but really haven’t gotten serious about truly learning to play them proficiently until recently. Either I haven’t been able to work it into my work schedule or didn’t have a place where I could suck without bothering those around me. My wife and I are trucking owner operators and spend a great deal of our time in a semi. With this guitar I can plug in my headset, plug in my iPad and jam to my hearts content. I can play my guitar classes, a backing track, or a metronome and it’s all in my earbuds and not bothering anybody. It’s small enough and portable enough that I can play it in the passenger seat of the truck while waiting at a shipper/receiver and while my wife is sleeping in back. Absolutely the perfect solution for me. The only cons I have would be that the detachable “frame” could easily have been engineered to snap into place with a release button rather than having to be screwed on/off each time…something I would have thought would have been common sense for the designers. As it is I simply us the strap and don’t even bother putting them on. It would also have been nice if it had Bluetooth rather than requiring 3.5mm audio in/out. All in all though, I can’t complain. Love it!
What i like best about the guitar is how it plays. The tone more even than my acoustic. Having a built in amp and 3.5 jack is great for practicing without interrupting people is great. Plus it looks really cool. The panels that simulate the shape of a full guitar are nice. I like that you have a choice to use the bottom or without. The perfect travel or office guitar.
The sound of this guitar is really impressive, especially for the price. It's easy to play and produces a wide variety of tones and sounds.
I love my HUSH-I from the moment i opened up the box. It was well packaged and was in perfect condition. I has a nice carrying case.
I quite like this guitar. The small size makes it very easy to break down for travel. For the most part, I keep it fully set up and on a ukulele stand. It's the first headless guitar I've owned, which took a little getting used to. The strings seem firmer than my other acoustics, even after changing out strings. The frets are nice and smooth, although, for me, I have to press slightly further away from the fret to get the best sound. The included headphones are okay. I prefer to use my own over-the-ear headphones. Through those headphones the sound is really good, which means I can't hide from my playing mistakes (great for working on technique). It also sounds good with an acoustic amp. The neck takes a little getting used to, but feels good. I would call this more of an intermediate guitar. If i was just starting to learn guitar, I'd probably pick something a little more traditional.To be honest, this is not the first guitar I gravitate to using while at home. My dreadnought is easier to play and gets more use. But when I need to play quieter at home, or want to have something to take with me, this works very well.
I love how portable and easy to assemble this guitar is. It comes with a carrying case that makes it easy to take on trips, and sets up quickly once you're ready to play.
The tone and sound of this guitar are really top-notch. It's easy to play and produces a clear, bright sound that rivals more expensive instruments.
The sound quality of this guitar is amazing, especially for the price. The sound is clear and adjustable, with a nice range of tone and volume.
For the price, this guitar is a steal. The sound quality is on par with much more expensive guitars, and the adjustable tone controls allow for a wide range of sound options. Highly recommend!
I love that this guitar kit includes a gig bag and tuner. It's so helpful to have everything in one package, and it makes it easy to take the guitar with you anywhere you go.
This guitar kit is perfect for beginners because it comes with everything you need to start playing. The gig bag and tuner are especially helpful and convenient.
I was really impressed by the acoustic sound of this guitar. It has great depth and resonance, and is really rewarding to play.
One of the best things about this guitar is its clear and adjustable sound. Each note rings out cleanly, with no unwanted buzzing or distortion. It's perfect for recording or live performances.
It's refreshing to find a company that truly values its customers. The customer service for this guitar is top-notch, and I wouldn't hesitate to do business with them again in the future.
I had an issue with my order and the customer support team went above and beyond to make it right. They were prompt, courteous, and professional, and I couldn't be happier with the result.
I was thrilled to receive this guitar and discover that it came with everything needed to start playing, including a gig bag and tuner! It made the process of getting started much smoother.
This guitar is really easy to assemble and disassemble. It's great for travel or storage, and can be put together or taken apart in just a few minutes.
I was blown away by the sound quality of this travel guitar. The adjustable controls make it easy to customize the sound to your playing style, and the clear tone ensures that each note is heard with clarity. A great investment for any musician on the go.
I love the sound quality of this guitar. It's got a warm, full acoustic sound and a great electric sound that's perfect for playing in a band or recording.
This guitar has a really good acoustic sound, but it's also great when plugged in. It produces a clear, balanced sound that's ideal for live performances.
The acoustic sound of this guitar is really impressive. It has a pleasant bounciness and crispness that make it really enjoyable to play.
This guitar has a great acoustic-electric sound. The amplified sound is clear and balanced, while the acoustic sound is rich and full.
The fact that this guitar kit comes with everything you need to start playing is a huge plus. The tuner is accurate and easy to use, and the gig bag is well-made and protective.
The sound quality of this guitar is exceptional, especially considering its affordable price. It's got a rich, full sound with plenty of depth and resonance.
I'm really impressed by the value of this guitar kit. It comes with everything you need to start playing, including a tuner and gig bag, and it's all high-quality gear. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
I love the sound quality of this guitar, both acoustic and electric. It's versatile and sounds great in a variety of settings.
For the price, the sound quality of this guitar is unbeatable. It's a great value for anyone looking for a guitar that can produce quality sound on a budget.
The shipping carrier attempted to deliver my package multiple times, but I was never home to receive it. Eventually, I had to arrange for an alternative delivery location.
The package was shipped to the wrong address, and I had to track down where it ended up and have it re-routed.
The customer service for this product is exceptional. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to help with any questions or issues that arise.
Not only is the guitar itself high quality, but the customer service is outstanding. They are responsive and helpful every step of the way, from purchase to delivery and beyond.
I have already sent a review regarding my purchase. I will repeat what I said. Once I received my order, I followed the instruction to the letter on tuning the guitar. I had an issue with the 4th string which made an unusual "pinging" sound then broke. The other five strings tuned as they should.
I asked a Donner rep for information on the gauge and maker of the string so that I can replace the broken one. I did not ask Donner to replace it. I cannot rate the guitar until I replace the string.
My information request was over a week ago. Since then, I have had survey inquires for reviews.
I have not heard from Donner since. I guess I will have to rely on replacing a whole set without Donner's help.
The little HUSH was expertly packed, showed clean, tight craftsmanship, tuned up and played with smooth action right out of the box. Preamp controls allow acoustic sound from a solid body!
This Donner hush is a great travel guitar. I previously owned a backpacker travel guitar and this is shorter in length, 32 inches without the case, 33 inches with the case, and you can plug it in. It makes a big difference if you are traveling on a plane. It has an innovative design with the tuning knobs making it more compact and it has the supplied hex wrench. The sound is decent plugged in with the supplied preamp. The only negatives I see are how the attachments are connected. I wish there was a simple plug an lock for these versus using the supplied screws to attach them. But when they are attached it provides the perfect feel of a full size guitar. The other minor issue is the neck is a 'D' shape making it thicker and I'm used to having 'C' shape necks on my other guitar providing faster play. It's all preference when it comes to the neck shape though. All in all still a wonderful guitar and I highly recommend it for musicians at any stage!
The truss rod was way out of adjustment. This tells me the QA process doesn't go far enough. A liberal application of DeoxIt D5 was required just to get it to shove sound into the earbuds. Ask me again in a few months after I get a feel for playing it.
Very very nice guitar. Comes with a great gig bag for it. The headphones are superb quality, along with the electronics in the guitar. Stylish and easy to play. Plugged into one of my large amps it sounds amazing. The design is great, the workmanship is great. Fret ends are terrific with not one single sharp fret. Intonation is really good and action is good also. No need to do any additional setup on it. Just tune it up and you're ready to play. Manual has clear instructions if you wish to fully assemble it. The only thing they messed up was the instructions for restringing it say to feed the string thru the bridge and it should read thru the nut. Other than that, the guitar is perfect. Would make a great gift for any level of guitar player.
TL;DR: The Donner Travel Guitar is an extremely unique product because of its very compact nature and portability. It is an electric guitar with a super small form factor that uses a 3.5mm jack to connect headphones/speakers in order to hear it. It has some basic audio adjustability with phase, volume, lows and highs. The shape is very narrow but has little metal attachments you can add to both sides to simulate the shape of a more traditional guitar. This product comes with everything you need right out of the box to play. Tuning can be quick tricky due to the back of guitar knobs instead of on the neck. If you are looking to jam on the road and do not want to disturb anyone else, this is a perfect option.
~Everything included to play right out of the box
~Very small and portable
~Gig bag holds everything
~Sound is clear and adjustable
~Eye catching stylish design
~Very hard to tune because of the placement of the tuner knobs and need of an Allen wrench (included)
~No distortion option
~The screws used to attached the optional body wiring are magnetic and sometimes get stuck in the holes even after unscrewing them
~To hear the guitar, you need to be wired either by headphones or a 3.5mm cable to an amp. Placement of wire is a little awkward and no wireless/bluetooth options
When I first saw this product, I was very intrigued because I had never seen anything like it before. A silent electric guitar that is extremely portable. I have large acoustic guitars and traditional electric, but nothing the shape and size of this.
Out of the box:
The best part of this product is that it comes with everything you need right out of the box to play. Besides the guitar, it comes with a gig bag, left & right body attachments, adjustable shoulder strap, Allen wrench magnetically built into the guitar, tuner, guitar picks, wiping cloth, earphones, and user manual. After following the instructions, I was playing in no time.
I feel this deserves its own section because this was my biggest pain point. On a tuitional guitar, the tuning is at the top of the neck. To tune the guitar, you simply get into playing position, pluck a string with your strumming hand, then use your fret hand to adjust the sound. On the Donner Travel guitar, you tune with the same hand that you pick. So basically, you pick a string, have to move out of playing posture to reach back and try to turn the tuner knobs, then back into picking posture again. You have to do this over and over again until you finally get the right sound. And to make things even worse, you cannot just turn the knobs with your fingers. You might be able to if you are loosening the string, but most of the time when you tune, you are tightening the string and you have to use the Allen wrench included to tighten. The good news is, there is a little Allen wrench magnetically built into the guitar so you always have it with you. The overall tuning experience was very frustrating and not user friendly at all especially with new strings that need to be tuned frequently.
Playing and feel:
The playing experience was very good. Once I finally got the guitar tuned and the strings stretched out a bit, playing was quite fun. It truly felt just like an electric guitar. With the metal attachments, the guitar fit right on my lap as expected. The sound from the headphones were also very good. You can use any 3.5mm headphone you have but I used the included earbuds to get the full provided effect. I imagine the sound would be even better with a good pair of studio headphones. I used the high/low adjustment knobs to get the sound I was looking for and I was off jamming. One negative is since this is an electric guitar, I expected there to be a distortion option but there does not appear to be. The other issue I had while playing, is due to the wired headphones, the guitar rubbed on my chest while playing and it tugged at the headphones and almost fell out a couple of times. This could just require some getting used to.
This is a fantastic instrument if you want to bring a guitar while traveling but don’t have the space for a large acoustic. Everything fits right in the gig bag snugly for easy transport. Setup only takes a couple of minutes from opening the bag to playing. My biggest issues are the tuning of the strings and the lack of distortion. The distortion can be fixed by plugging the guitar into an amp, but that sort of defeats the purpose of this guitar.
I am an intermediate guitar player. I got this guitar to practice in my apartment at night and not annoy neighbors. I have an electric guitar, but I expected this to be an acoustic guitar backup at night.
At first sight, I was very surprised how compact it is. It is very compact and easy to carry around. I think I will keep it around my bed and play before sleep, and it will be very easy to move around and pick up. The design is also cool. The guitar comes with a gig bag and tuner, which is nice. The metal parts are designed to keep it above your thigh, so it can hold the guitar while playing; You have to take them off if you want to put it in the gig bag. To take them off or put them on, you need to use ranch, which I thought it would've been better to have an easier way to put them on and take them off.
Now, most important thing: sound quality. This has quite decent acoustic sound, that has a little bounciness and crispness to it. By the crispness, I mean it is more light and somewhere between acoustic and Telecaster electric guitar sound. Personally, I think it doesn't sound as deep as real acoustic guitars. In the daylight, if I could play loud sound, I would definitely pick up a real acoustic guitar. Also, I think it is not suitable to play professionally on a concert. It just doesn't replace acoustic guitar.
So I would recommend this to those who already have an acoustic guitar and want a backup, who travels a lot, or who want to use this as a practice tool. Personally I think the compactness of this guitar is the major pros of this guitar, you can pick up easily and practice. If real acoustic guitar is like Play station or Xbox, this one is like a portable Nintendo.
Overall, I am satisfied with the guitar and I think it is worth the price.
Overall, this is a great little guitar with a full scale that my last travel guitar didn’t have. Well-designed for travel and everything you need is included. Well packaged too, though I had one easily visible sing missed by QA per pic. It isn’t very loud in acoustic mode. That is good for practicing, but maybe a F hole or other opening (with a plug?) would give it a chance to shine louder. Ultimately, it’s a keeper for executing on many levels at a good price.
I bought one for my friend's birthday gift and she loves it though she doesn't know to play the guitar!
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Very good experience
The guitar just feels and sound great out of the box. No clanging or buzzing, no major adjustments, just tune and play. And will travel with it.
I love this hush electric guitar! The electronics on this thing are amazing! Even better looking than pictured. Great job Donner! I will definitely check out more of your guitars, etc.... I already have some of their pedals which are amazing as well. Donner really hit this acoustic electric guitar package out of the park and for beginners and seasoned players as well its well worth the money. I will definitely refer my friends to check out your products. Thanks again donner
Very stylish design, crazy for its design，can't wait to try！