On-stage with Bob Seger

I recently went down to a ‘pre-performance’ sound check to take a guitar to Jim “Moose” Brown. He’s a long time guitar player with Bob Seger, and in fact he and Bob were playing that night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. I walked in with the Voyage-Air Guitar, and Jim immediately took me to meet Charley, his guitar tech. I took the guitar out of the backpack, unfolded it and handed it to Jim. Charley looked at us both like we were crazy.   But then Jim started playing it - and Charley blurted out “Let me have that.” He plugged it into some sort of headset that he uses to tune the guitars before they go out on stage. In a moment, Charley’s response was “Damn, Jim, this guitar sounds better than the one you’ve been playing on stage.” Seriously, check out the testimonial from the tech (it's in the video).

Jim then took me up on stage to see the set in an empty arena. I had taken my VAOM-1C down to see how they liked it - and it was obviously a hit. So I got some footage of Jim telling our COO, Adrian Bagale, that this is the exact guitar that he wants. That was funny! Then as Jim and Charley fooled around on the stage, I got some video footage and photographs, check it out (over on the right). It was kind of surreal being up on stage with all the instruments laid out, big percussion drums, a drum kit, horns galore. And in an empty stadium, I could only imagine what it must feel like to be up there, with all the lights and the full band, looking at the fans.

That night, with a sold out show at the Bridgestone Arena, Jim folded the guitar on stage twice!   It was so dark on stage that I could not capture Jim folding the guitar, but here’s a video where you can see him playing it with Bob.

It was an amazing show, and Jim clearly loves the Voyage-Air Guitar. He’ll be playing it and folding it on stage throughout the rest of the tour. Check back for YouTube footage that’s sure to show up.

Bob Seger’s show is a must see. Check the tour schedule for a show near you! (http://www.bobsegertour.com/)



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