Peter Cooper on Music

Bass player Dave Pomeroy is lobbying for governmental assistance that would standardize airline policies on transport of instruments (photo: File / The Tennessean).

Touring can be risky business for instruments.

Every day, they come to Music City, guitars in hand and dreams in mind. They are talented and driven, determined to play their music on major stages...

Bend, don’t break...All of this has been good for at least one business: The world’s fastest-growing guitar company is Voyage-Air, which produces fine-sounding guitars with a hinge that allows the instruments to fold at the neck. Once folded, a Voyage-Air guitar can go into a case that fits in the overhead bins of all commercial airplanes.

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