Curtis Thorpe

Voyage-Air Guitar
Thanks so much! Glad you like the video.
The Voyage-Air sounds fantastic and here is a little ditty about my thoughts on the Voyage-Air:
"I was amazed by the amount of volume I can get out of my VAOM-06, it is my loudest guitar and also my lightest! It's compact size is comfortable and it's tone is rich. Its great being able to bike all over town with it strapped to my back! The hinge mechanism is ingenious and the overall build quality is top notch."

As for me, I live a somewhat quiet life here in Nova Scotia Canada. I'm 22 years old and grew up in the beautiful Gaspereau Valley surrounded by farms and apple orchards and spend my days biking around with friends. I began playing guitar when I was 17 to try and impress girls (haha) but it quickly grew to become something much more. I started frequenting the local open mics and picking up tips from friends, and jamming with as many folks as possible to try and grow in as many different musical directions as possible. Solo fingerstyle guitar really caught my ears early on because I love how it turns the guitar into a mini orchestra. You can have a bassline, melody and rythm section all playing at once along with some percussive elements all coming out of a wooden box with 6 strings. The guitar is such an expressive intrument and I'm always trying to learn how to make it speak in new ways.  

In 2010 I placed second in a local talent show and started picking up gigs around the area. I've played at a few weddings, house parties, and community events.

Nowadays, I give lessons in the area and jam with a few local bands. I take advantage of the beautiful area I live in and often go out and take videos of myself playing guitar either on the beach or in the woods or any other interesting locations I can find. I also busk in front of local cafe's in liquor stores to try and put a smile on peoples face (and make a little money while I'm at it). I plan on travelling across the country here in the next couple years as part of the WWOOF program (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) and bringing my guitar along with me ofcourse. I think it would be great to write a song and film a video at each different place I wind up in.

In the future, I want to continue to grow as a musician and just make people smile with my music.


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