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Slimmed-Down Electric Axes

The Ministar Travel Guitar Cuts Weight Without Cutting Sound Quality

— December 12, 2011 — Unique
Musicians looking to save space when traveling are definitely going to want to check out the Ministar travel guitar. Ministar is an electric guitar designed to be travel-friendly. The guitar is designed without a body making it smaller and easier to lug around.

The Ministar travel guitar does look a bit strange without its body. Fortunately it still sounds exactly the same when plugged into an amp and played. The Ministar travel guitar was designed and built by Bob Wiley and also comes in a bass version. Both the regular electric guitar and bass version weigh in at under 6 pounds and less than 4 feet in length. You can check out a very talented guitarist tearing things up on his Ministar guitar here.
Trend Themes
1. Travel-friendly Musical Instruments - The trend of developing lightweight and portable musical instruments like the Ministar travel guitar provides an opportunity for innovative companies to further explore travel-friendly options in the music industry.
2. Bodyless Electric Guitars - The trend of bodyless electric guitars, like the Ministar travel guitar, presents an opportunity for companies to design and manufacture instruments that prioritize portability without sacrificing sound quality.
3. Minimalist Musical Equipment - The trend of minimalist musical equipment, exemplified by the Ministar travel guitar, creates a space for innovative companies to develop equipment that minimizes the amount of gear musicians need to carry while on-the-go.
Industry Implications
1. Music Equipment Manufacturing - The lightweight and portable design of the Ministar travel guitar opens up potential for companies in the music equipment manufacturing industry to invest in R&D that prioritizes portability and ease of use.
2. Travel and Tourism - The trend of travel-friendly musical instruments like the Ministar travel guitar create opportunities for companies within the tourism industry to market themselves towards traveling musicians seeking out novel experiences.
3. Music Education - Incorporating lightweight and portable instruments like the Ministar travel guitar into music education could provide an opportunity for schools and educational companies to revamp their teaching methods to better accommodate students who are constantly on-the-go.
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