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Spruce Top Material

Spruce has characteristics that make it ideal for the "top" of an acoustic guitar (the part with the sound hole and bridge). Spruce is a straight-grained wood, and is very strong for its weight. In fact, Spruce was the wood used in early 1900s aircraft because it was very strong, yet still very light. For a guitar, this means a thin sheet of Spruce can be strong, yet easily transmit the resonance of the strings. It's this top-wood resonance that contributes the most to the sound character of a guitar. Three types of Spruce are used for Voyage-Air guitars: Select Spruce, Solid Spruce, and Sitka Spruce. All three make for a great-sounding instrument, and all have various considerations in terms of price, durability and performance.

Select Spruce is an engineered, high-technology laminate that uses thin layers of Spruce, bonded under heat and pressure. Because of the lamination process, Select Spruce is more flexible than a solid, single layer of Spruce. It is also more temperature resistant, and it holds up better to the occasional 'dings' and 'bangs' that occur when traveling with a guitar. For a travel guitar, Select Spruce is strong, inexpensive, durable and sounds really good. Select Spruce is used in the Voyage-Air Transit series guitars.

X- Bracing: Consists of two braces forming an X shape across the soundboard below the top of the sound hole. The lower arms of the X straddle and support the ends of the bridge. Under the bridge is a hardwood bridge plate which prevents the ball end of the strings from damaging the underside of the soundboard. Below the bridge patch are one or more tone bars which support the bottom of the soundboard. These abut one of the X braces and usually slant down towards the bottom edge of the soundboard. The top tone bar butts against a portion of the bridge patch in most instruments. Above the sound hole a large transverse brace spans the width of the upper bout of the soundboard. Around the lower bout, small finger braces support the area between the X-braces and the edge of the soundboard.

Back Binding: Acoustic guitars have the edges bound to create stronger joints between the top, sides, and back of the guitar. The binding acts almost as a brace around the outside of the guitar. It protects the fragile, grain edges of the top and back while helping attach them to the sides. Binding is important structurally and aesthetically.

FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - The Grand Total is for the product and shipping only. This total does not reflect any additional import duties or taxes that may apply. Any import duties are paid upon delivery/pickup of the guitar and is the responsibility of the purchaser. Please refer to your country’s customs and import offices for the correct amounts and pertinent information. Note: Left handed guitars can take 5-7 days to ship. Pickup options can take 3-5 days to ship. Rush shipments are available, additional expedited shipping charges and handling fees will apply.  Short on Cash? We have a deal for you from our friends at Reverb! Find out more here.

A Folding Guitar

A Folding Guitar

How It Works - Innovation and engineering has made the folding guitar possible. Here, we give you an overview on unpacking and assembling the Voyage-Air Guitar acoustic and electric models.

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Patented Hinge

Patented Hinge

The Patented Voyage-Air Folding Neck-Hinge System is the key to how our instruments fold in half and fit into a backpack-style case for easy stowage and traveling!

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Captive Nut

Captive Nut

The solution is Voyage-Air Guitar's patented Captive Nut, used in conjunction with the proven zero-fret design for the guitar. With this Captive Nut, made of durable Corian, the strings are guided through precision-centered holes in the nut. This precisely locates...

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Zero Fret

Zero Fret

There’s no better height than being identical to those other frets. So, our string passes over a zero fret before it goes through the captured nut.

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Does it stay in tune?

One of the most commonly asked questions at Voyage-Air Guitar is, does it stay in tune?  Watch this video clip, courtesy of our friend in the UK John Gold. 

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Customer Review

Customer Review

I was extremely impressed with the product. It had a patented hinge that allowed it to fold in half at the base of the neck and fit into a small case. The case, also configured to accommodate a laptop computer, was designed to fit into the overhead bin of most commercial airliners.

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