Popular Mechanics Magazine

Tests and Approves Voyage-Air Guitar

Popular Mechanics Magazine is perhaps the best mass-media source for news about mechanical innovations that affect everyday life. Recently, they put the revolutionary Voyage-Air folding guitar to the test, as printed in the September 2013 issue.

“As soon as the deep bass of the full-bodied instrument resonated… I realized the benefit of a full-size travel guitar,” said Popular Mechanics reviewer Rachel Arndt. “It does not lose rich sound to compactness.”

“Popular Mechanics Magazine is very stringent and thorough in their reviews,” said Adrian Bagale, COO of Voyage-Air Guitar. “They had our guitar for months, using it every day and under travel conditions before they selected our product to be featured in the magazine. This is more than an endorsement: it’s an honor.”

All Voyage-Air guitars fold in half and are supplied with a rugged backpack-style case to include zippered pockets that can store a laptop computer and other accessories. All of this fits in the overhead bins of commercial airliners. It’s a great, affordable guitar that can be used as a carry-on! Finally, a quality, great sounding guitar is easy to take anywhere. You can take it along for any of your adventures, i.e., biking/cycling, outdoor festivals, to the beach, camping or hiking… wherever you go for musical inspiration. Kids can even take it on their bicycle to music lessons.

Voyage-Air Guitar manufactures a full range of folding guitars, both acoustic and electric. Quality? Sound? They’ve been played live, on-stage during concerts for bands like Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett and Bob Seger.


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Stories From The Road

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