Southwest Airlines SPIRIT Magazine

The Art of the Sing Along By Tim Brookes - Photography By Adam Voorhes

If I had owned a Voyage-Air back at college, I would have been the coolest person imaginable. This guitar was cool even at airport security. The X-ray belt stopped. Went back. Stopped. Transportation Security Administration workers gathered around to look. Sometimes the TSA team insisted I open up the case so they could see how the guitar worked. One X-ray guy peered at his screen and said with a straight face, “I’m sorry, Sir. Your guitar’s broken.” Whenever I assembled it or broke down the Voyage-Air, women gasped, men got excited over the engineering. But would they break into song?

In D.C., the first challenge was finding a quiet corner. Piped music, people talking on cell phones, a guy yelling into his Bluetooth—the very notion of a quiet corner has become an anachronism these days.

I thought I’d start out by looking for another guitarist, strike up conversation, see if we could play together. Soon enough, I saw what I was after: the classic black pressed-cardboard case of the beater guitar and, sitting guard over it.

    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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