Now featuring LR Baggs Element pickup systems:

Unlike typical undersaddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play.

Please also check "Stringsmith Home" above to see more information about the Vagabond, and for all our services and custom instruments.

Vagabond: Beautifully handcrafted in the USA of the highest quality materials, the Vagabond was designed in 1981 by musician and luthier Kevin Smith. Sold around the world the Vagabond is a versatile, dynamic, lightweight alternative to a full size guitar. Small, yet it has a full rich sound. It can be amplified and played on stage. The Vagabond was designed to travel, is easily stowable, and comes with a rugged protective bag. It is renowned for fine fretwork and precise intonation, a perfect marriage of size and function.

  • Length:  84 cm (33") Width: 20 cm (8") Depth: 7 cm (2 ¾”) Weight: .9 kg (2 Lb)
  • Scale Length: 24.5"
  • Nut: 44.5 mm ( 1 3/4")
  • Frets: 21 Full Frets/15 To Body
  • Position Markers On Side Of Neck
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard & Bridge
  • Laminate Maple Back & Sides
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • As always, includes the carrying case!


Hobo: With the same easy to play neck as the Vagabond, the Hobo features a larger body for an even fuller sound on stage and in the studio. It features our own classic style of rosewood back and sides and ivoroid bindings. (ML model differs: see specifics on that page)

  • Length: 88 cm (34.5") Width: 27 cm (10 5/8") Depth: 7 cm (2 3/4") Weight: 1.36 KG (3 LB)
  • Nut: 44.5 mm ( 1 3/4")
  • Frets: 21 Full Frets/14 To Body
  • Position Markers On Side Of Neck
  • Rosewood Laminate back and sides
  • Ivoroid (looks like ivory) bindings
  • Tortoise plastic Pickguard
  • Schaller Mini-Tuners
  • Radius Fretboard
  • Bone Nut
  • As Always, includes the carrying case!

Below are our main models: Select one, and click "Add a Pickup" at the right to get the full power of the Vagabond

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Your Satisfaction is guaranteed: Take a road test and experience the pleasure of owning a Vagabond Travel Guitar. Pick your model and options, and we will promptly ship you a vagabond set up with easy playing action. If you have any special requests in this area, we are happy to accommodate you. Take up to 10 days to fall in love with the Vagabond. If by some chance you are not delighted with your purchase, simply return it in the same condition in which you received it, for a full refund of you invoice total, including our regular shipping charge, express shipping is at your option.