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Voyage-Air Folding Neck A Different Type Of Travel Guitar

Updated on September 20, 2014

Voyage-Air Folding Neck Travel Guitar

A Voyage-Air Folding Travel Guitar is a different type of guitar which utilizes new folding neck technology that allows it to fit almost anywhere. This guitar literally folds in half so you can take it on trips, hikes and picnics. It has its own backpack is easy to carry, sounds great and comes in versions suitable for novice or pro. Voyage-Air has even come out with an electric-axe guitar (currently sold out of course).

This is going at the top of my wish list, even though I haven't picked up "any" guitar in several years. Trust me, the world hasn't been missing a thing. For me, it was never anything more than a simple pleasure to pick up my guitar, tune it badly, and strum out a triad of chords. I actually still have a Blueridge acoustic guitar away in a closet somewhere. No matter, I think what I need now is a folding guitar.

Jeff Cohen, the founder and CEO of Voyage-Air has appeared on the TV show "Shark Tank" several times since his initial visit, in what I believe was season one. It's unusual for the Sharks to bring back a guest more than once let alone the four five times Jeff has appeared. I saw the Voyage-Air guitar for the first time on an episode of "Shark Tank" in the fall of "2012". I believe on this particular episode Jeff Cohen was just striking a deal with Martin Guitars.

I used to have a Martin Backpacker, but ended up selling it a few years ago when I was going through my eBay phase. Unlike the Voyage-Air the Martin was not designed with the classic guitar styling. It was more like a full neck with a smaller trapezoidal body. It looked like something from a renaissance festival. You'll see a picture of a backpacker farther down in the lens.

It appears that other players in the travel guitar space are "Washburn", "Johnson" and "Traveler". Each of these guitar makers have at least one version of a travel style guitar. I don't know a thing about them, but I've listed them farther down the page as well.

The folding travel guitars by Voyage-Air are way cool and the reviews I've been reading give the impression that all of their guitars are well made and present a quality sound. Maybe Santa will bring me one next year, and of course there is always my Birthday ((wink, wink)).

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Voyage-Air Transit Series VAOM-02 Makes An Ideal Student Guitar

The Voyage-Air Transit Series VAOM-02 Folding Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar

is the most affordable of the guitar series and makes a wonderful gift as a student guitar or as a second carry along guitar for the professional that would like to work on the run, but just can't find the room to tote around a full size guitar.

Voyage-Air guitars are quality guitars designed for beginners and professionals. A Voyage-Air folding neck guitar is perfect for students, hikers, bikers and professionals using public transportation. These guitars are able to fit where others won't and because of the portability they make great student guitars.

From Voyage-Air:

At Voyage-Air Guitar... We believe that every guitar player should be able to take their instrument anywhere - wherever there's musical needs or inspiration.

Voyage-Air The First Folding Travel Guitar

Voyage-Air Isn't The Only Travel Guitar, But It Is The First Full Size Folding Travel Guitar

Martin Backpacker Travel Guitar

Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar with Bag
Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar with Bag

Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar with Bag


Solid Spruce Wood Top

Solid Tonewood Back and Sides

Martin Backpacker Style Neck

24-Inch Scale Length

15 Frets

Shipping Weight: 16lbs


Traveler Ultra Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar with Gig Bag

Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light  Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar with Gig Bag
Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar with Gig Bag

Traveler Ultra Light Acoustic-Electric Travel Guitar with Gig Bag

Maple wood, natural finish

Piezo pickup, 1/4-inch output

Detachable lap rest

Gig bag

Full 24-3/4" scale


Shipping Weight: 20 lbs


Washburn Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar (Natural)

Washburn RO10 Rover Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar - Natural)
Washburn RO10 Rover Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar - Natural)

Washburn Steel String Travel Acoustic Guitar (Natural)


Mahogany body

Spruce top

Travel case

Guitar strap

Three guitar picks

Instructional CD and Learn to Play CD ROM

Full 24" scale


Johnson JG-TR2 Travel Guitar with Bag

Johnson JG-TR2 Travel Guitar with Bag
Johnson JG-TR2 Travel Guitar with Bag

Mahogany neck

White wood body

Rosewood bridge

Full-scale travel guitar

22-fret rosewood fretboard

Shipping Weight: 10lbs


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Do You Have Any Experience With These Travel Guitars?

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      5 years ago

      Beautiful !!!

    • BobZau profile imageAUTHOR

      Bob Zau 

      5 years ago

      I had a Martin Backpacker a few years ago, it made a good practice guitar.


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