Busking in Brandenburg

Jake and Sarah BUSKING outside the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin take a breakNote: Busking, defined: “Street performance or busking is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money and edibles.” We recently received this great story from Jake and Sarah, and their adventures in Busking with a Voyage-Air:

“For Voyage-Air Guitar:
“My name is Jake, and I have one of your guitars. I am currently traveling around Europe on a 500cc motorbike with my Voyage-Air guitar and my girlfriend Sarah.

“I am blown away by the quality and ergonomic design of the Voyage-Air guitar. It sits strapped on our topbox, with ratchet ties, and we have just spent all of yesterday busking outside the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

“We’ve so far managed to fund our trip from Manchester to Berlin entirely from Busking and we can't thank you enough! My guitar plays beautifully, and has endured extremes of temperature and strapping down on the motorbike. We bought a waterproof cover for a backpacker to keep it dry. The only thing we can think that might improve the overall package would be a fitted waterproof cover to keep the case dry. Which we would be happy to test out for you, of course!”

A few days later, we received this e-Mail message from Sarah:
“After planning and saving for a while, Jake stumbled across Voyage-air Guitar on Google. He was looking for something travellable, that had a better sound quality than miniature travel guitars, and was overjoyed when he found Voyage-Air.

“The guitar is currently touring Prague with us and our motorbike.

“We have a funky set up, with Jake playing the guitar and singing (with a harmonica and kazoo to boot) and me playing a fruit box (like an irish boran), the spoons, mini maracas, ocarina and a penny whistle. With the novelty of the act and the fold away guitar we're attracting a lot of attention and photographs. We are funding the trip almost entirely with money made busking!

“We're planning on heading to Africa in the nearish future, and on to America if possible, but it all depends on how we do really!”

Jake and Sarah, Busking with their Voyage-Air Guitar


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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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