Steve Senes

Steve Senes

Steve Senes: Guitar Player Magazine’s ‘Guitar Superstar’ Competition Winner

Steve Senes didn’t start playing until he was 15, but now it’s rare to see him without a guitar in his hands. Having played with various bands and styles from Rock, Metal and Southern, to Funk, R&B and Soul, this diversity plays out on Steve’s upcoming solo instrumental CD “De-evolution of Theory.” Steve broke onto the national scene by winning the 2009 Guitar Player Live “Guitar SuperStar of the Year.” Steve was awarded a Voyage-Air guitar as part of that prize, and it’s transformed the way he thinks about traveling with guitars.

Guitar maestro Steve Senes burst onto the national music radar last summer. Why? He flat-out dominated the Guitar Player Live contest for ‘Guitar Superstar of the Year, 2009’ held in Livermore, CA.

Steve is native to the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina, and his music is heavily influenced by the hard-driving ‘Southern Rock’ genre of that region. One listen to a solo riff that Steve lays down tells the whole story. This guy plays from the heart, with speed-of-light lead-guitar runs that are clearly off the chart.

Fast? Heck yeah. Clean? Yes. Melodic? Yes. Over the top…, like you’ve never heard before, effortless and beyond belief? Yes, yes, yes, and YES.

You gotta hear his work to believe it. Click the video below. Like the old ‘Wayne’s World’ movie… all that comes to mind is – “We are NOT WORTHY!”

With Steve’s commanding performance at the Guitar Player Live contest, he won a Voyage-Air VAD-06 Dreadnought guitar as a prize. Turns out that this Voyage-Air Guitar has transformed the way that Steve thinks about traveling with a guitar. 

We recently called Steve on the phone to get his comments about how he uses his Voyage-Air guitar. Click the player below to hear the audio of that phone call.

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In this video Steve Senes plays the Belair at the Winter NAMM 2010, click here.

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Owner Testimonials

  • 5star-100
    I received my VAOM-1C and boy does it sing!  I am the proud and happy owner of several top-notch Martins: a D35 Johnny Cash, a HD28e, a solid DCPA4R as well as a 1973 00-18. I also had a 2003 D18 which I sold because it wasn't so good. I was expecting the VAOM-1C to sound ok but not more. "Can't have the best of both worlds" I thought. Well, now I do. It is just exquisite, so melodic and yet with a surprising sustain and expressivity. It is a true jewel at a more than decent price! All the Best and THANK YOU!
    Jean-Dominique Michel, Switzerland - VAOM-1C
  • 5star-100
    My wife and I travel a lot and in the past have had issues with taking a guitar with me......they're either too bulky for the overhead compartment, or I have to let the luggage handlers toss around my guitars like they're a bag of beans. I recently purchased one of your VAOM-04 guitars, and I'm totally impressed with the sound and the playability of this instrument. My first choice is my Martins, but since I received the VAOM-O4 I haven't put it down. I would recommend this guitar to any player, even if you don't travel that much. I'm looking forward to my next trip. I may just spend most of the trip playing this guitar.
    Great Job Voyage-Air.
    - Tony H. - VAOM-04
  • 5star-100
    It’s considered a “travel guitar,” and it truly is a remarkably portable instrument; however, that label does it a disservice, because honestly, it’s a damn nice guitar. It just happens to have a nifty set of hinges that allow the neck to fold over on the top, making it far more compact and transport friendly. I love my Telair!
    - Anthony K. Sandy, UT - VET-2SBB
  • 5star-100
    I am pleasantly surprised at the quality and genius behind this amazingly compact, but great sounding guitar!! I work in the movie industry and travel quite a bit, and being able to bring my guitar as a carry-on wherever I go is just what I've been looking for! The overall sound is amazingly rich for its size, and the folding mechanics work like a dream! If you’re wondering if it's worth getting, the answer is a big YES!!
    - Nancy F. Santa Monica, CA - VAMD-04
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    I bought a VAD-04 strictly for travel and light use. The day I bought it I paid a visit to United Airlines. As I was walking up to the counter the clerk said that he had seen these before and that there was no problem taking it on as carry-on. .I think that this is a great value and a nice sounding piece All in all it is a winner in my book. I’ve heard less sound from much more expensive instruments. I may mike it because I think it compares to my Taylor 814ce and Breedlove it surprised me!
    -  Michael, Columbus, NE - VAD-04
  • 5star-100 
    I travel a lot, and for years, I schlepped my heavy Goodall Jumbo, always worried about it getting damaged and stolen.  I recently purchased a Voyage Air guitar and love it.  Its light, gets on planes, and sounds terrific. It has made travelling with a guitar a no-brainer.  Even after closing and opening, it stays very close to being in tune. I recommend this guitar to anyone who likes to play wherever they go.
    - Stewart, Santa Fe, NM - VAOM-02