#1
I've seen a few different "short scale" or travel guitars and was wondering what was the best one as far as playability? Steinberger guitars have a full neck which would be nice, but not sure if they are enough smaller over a normal electric. And I have seen the Traveler brand ones, but not sure how comfortable they would be to play. Any input would be appreciated.
#4
Several ways around this.

The Carvin Holdsworth Headless actually has a full 25.5" scale (longer than an LP's) in a 31" total overall length. Highly playable, 5.1 lbs, gorgeous workmanship. It's not designed as a travel guitar, but can easily function as one. http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/hh2

The Voyagair travel guitars actually fold http://www.voyageairguitar.com/ , are full-size electric AND acoustic, and are probably the best i've seen.
#5
I also would go for a Voyageair if I was looking for a decent travel guitar. They were designed and originally built by Harvey Leach, one of the top US luthiers and inlayers. They have been around for years, and seem to have a growing niche in the market. Apart from anything else I love the look and specs of the 2*P90 TransAxe, never mind the travel bit.
#6
I struggled with the question of getting a travel guitar some time ago and opted for a full sized electric that would need a good travel case instead. Sticking a guitar into a gig bag and throwing it into an overhead where people jam their carry-ons didn't give me a warm fuzzy.
Not sure about the USA but here in Canada WestJet and Air Canada are strictly enforcing the carry-on size which does not include any allowance for "travel"sized guitars. This in response to increased luggage fairs and attempts by a-holes to pass their luggage off as "carry -on".