Karl Dentino in Italia

Karl Dentino in ItaliaI first learned about the Voyage Air Guitar from my friend and bandmate, John Sudia. He showed up at rehearsal one day with a large backpack over his shoulder and my first reaction was "where's your guitar?"

He proceeded to unzip the case, unfold his Voyage-Air guitar, lock the neck in place...and then play the guitar without even retuning -- all in the matter of about two minutes! The guitar played in nearly perfect tuning and the tone was stunning. In that instant I was hooked.

The timing of my discovery of the Voyage-Air guitar could not have been better.
My family and I had just booked a long-awaited dream vacation to Italy and I was already stressing over how in the world I was going to travel on planes and trains with all that luggage and my precious 1930 Gibson L-1. To add to the stress, I had managed to get myself a gig in Florence the very day after we arrived. As if that weren't enough, I am left-handed.

What would happen if I can't get my vintage Gibson onboard the plane and it gets damaged in baggage handling? Searching for a suitable replacement left-handed guitar immediately after landing in a foreign country, or trying to locate a trustworthy luthier-repairman who speaks English and persuade him to drop everything and help me, would be surefire ways to ruin a great vacation!

The Voyage-Air OM to the rescue...
To put it simply, this guitar lives up to it's promise. The portability is just part of the story -- finally, somebody invented a way to get a full-sized guitar onto an airplane without sneaking past gate agents, without the fear and embarrassment of getting "busted" once on the plane. But the thing that amazes me most is its dependability. The intonation is true, the action is comfortable, the volume is strong and the tone is sweet when playing finger style and solid when strumming.
And, yes, it can be ordered in a left-handed model.

I put my Voyage-Air to the ultimate test: performing solo on a real stage in front of a live audience, at a venue I never performed at before in a foreign country, less than 36 hours after landing. I am happy to say it performed flawlessly! The gig was an unforgettable experience and I can thank the Voyage-Air for coming through for me. It is now a regular part of my guitar family. It gets its share practice time and gigging time. I can't imagine going on a vacation without it.

Kindest regards,
Karl Dentino
karldentino.com ~ ragtimerelics.com


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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
  • 5star-100
    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