Scott Walker, a BelAir Believer

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“I’ve been playing music gigs for over 35 years here in South Texas. I primarily play a Fender Telecaster and a Gibson Les Paul Custom. I found out about Voyage-Air Guitar on the Internet, and then read the reviews about your Voyage-Air BelAir folding electric guitar. If it worked, I knew this BelAir would solve a big problem for me, running my guitars around to my gigs.

I ordered the BelAir through an Internet seller. Overnight shipping was an extra $50 – I told them ‘no problem’ – I wanted it right away to see it and play it.

I was amazed. I’m very picky about my guitars. Right out of the box, the strings were very close to in tune when I folded it open. Then I checked the intonation. It was spot on, perfect. I tuned it up and played it, and then left it on a guitar stand overnight… I wanted to see if it would hold its tune. The next morning? Still in tune, perfect.

Then I played it LOUD through some of my classic Fender amps, like a 1972 Fender Deluxe Reverb. Now, I’ve never owned a guitar with P90 pickups like the Voyage-Air BelAir, but I was blown away. And this, with the same strings that were shipped on the guitar. I haven’t yet experimented with my favorite strings.

So then I had a gig down south, near Corpus Christi. I told my brother that I was going to take this folding guitar… he couldn’t believe it. It fit between the front seats of my pickup truck… my brother used it as an armrest as we drove it down there.

If you don’t know Texas… it can get really humid and I was concerned about the Voyage-Air guitar. We set up our stuff. I put the BelAir on a stand in the back. About 3 hours, so it could get used to the humidity. Just before the gig, I picked it up… tuning was perfect, ready to go!

I played it for the whole gig. Didn’t use any other guitar. It was amazing.

Customer service? When I first got my BelAir guitar, I contacted Voyage-Air about upgrading the tuners to locking tuners. I received an immediate reply about what kinds would fit, and where to find them.

And then when I sent my pictures from my first gig with the Voyage-Air BelAir, Voyage-Air contacted me the same day, asking about my experiences, and how I liked the guitar. Nobody does this… no guitar company that I’ve ever heard of.

Thank you, Voyage-Air Guitar. I’ll keep you posted about my experiences and adventures with my BelAir guitar!

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    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
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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