Chaplain Glen Harris

"My name is Glen Harris, and I am a proud new owner of a Voyage-Air VAOM-04. I purchased this guitar based on the recommendations of an acoustic guitar forum I visit frequently. I serve in the US Military, and my job involves traveling the world.

"One aspect of being a chaplain is providing the opportunity to worship in a remote setting, for men and women who are thousands of miles away from their home churches. For many, a worship service would feel incomplete without music. Music is an integral part of spirituality... but in remote countries, musical resources are often limited.

"For me, the ability to strap a great sounding, great playing guitar to my back when I travel is a major asset to the ministry I can provide. That was the main reason I purchased my VAOM-04.

"I keep several "go bags" packed all the time, and they include the essentials that I need, should I receive a phone call and have to mobilize in haste. My VAOM-04 is now included as one of those "go bags." I know that I can have it packed up and ready to go in less than a minute. When I get to my location, I can unpack it and play it in a worship service in no time flat.

"I've owned a few other travel guitars in the past, but they all pale in comparison to my VAOM-04. First of all, most travel guitars are scaled down proportionate to full-sized guitars, which means that the neck is often uncomfortable and cramped. Not so with the VAOM-04. The neck is smooth and fast and the 1 3/4" nut width is comfortable.

"Secondly, other travel guitars sound like what they are: small guitars. They often have anemic low end and shrill trebles. Since the Voyage Air is full-sized guitar, it has a rich, mature voice all across the tonal spectrum, especially with an upgraded bone saddle.

"Thirdly, to keep costs low, other manufacturers often skimp on fit and finish. They exclude interior kerfing, and use cheaper satin finishes. The VAOM-04 had a great set up right out of the box. I love the gloss finish which gives the mahogany back and sides an almost flamed, three dimensional appearance.

"I realize now that the VAOM-04 is a great $500 guitar. Period. I don't know of another OM guitar of equal quality in the same price range. The fact that I can fold it up, put it in a backpack and take it with me, anywhere, makes this guitar an outstanding choice for me. I am excited about this new guitar and look forward to taking it with me when I encounter other men and women of the US Military. Wherever that service may take me, you can bet my VAOM-04 will be along for the ride."


Glen Harris

Chaplain Glen Harris, USAF, with his VAOM-04 Songwriter Series
Chaplain Glen Harris, USAF, 'Go Bags' now include his VAOM-04 Songwriter Series in the Transit Bag
Chaplain Glen Harris, USAF, knows he does not compromise with his VAOM-04 Songwriter Series
Chaplain Glen Harris, USAF, with his VAOM-04 Songwriter Series in the 'Go Bags' ready to deploy

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