Owner Stories from the Road

Andrew Palmer: Yaounde-Africa

Andrew Plamer on his motorcycle journey and his Voyage-Air in Yaounde-AfricaThis just in from Andrew Palmer in Yaounde, Cameroon, Africa...
Andrew Palmer is well on his way, traveling around the world solo on a motorcycle - with his Voyage-Air guitar. That's right: packing his guitar on a motorcycle. He's found his guitar to be a great tool for introduction in far-away lands, and considers it an essential part of his journey. Periodically, he sends us updates about his travels, and here's the latest:

Hello, Voyage-Air Guitar!
Here are some of my latest pics for you. I really hope that you can use them because it wasn't easy to take them. I'm using my smart phone to take photos and its a little too fiddly for the locals to use. That, and I dropped it in Burkina Faso damaging the screen making it near impossible to see anything on it in daylight!

I really should of taken some more pics in Nigeria as I had loads of opportunities then. Now, I'm on my own, and its not so easy, but I will bear it in mind when I next meet people who can help me take some more. 

Yaounde is a fairly modern city, but during my stay here, I spent some time with African kids in a dirt school yard.

Its a real pain finding decent internet connection out here. I'm currently sat in the Hilton hotel using their expensive, but reasonably fast WIFI.

Please stress the durability of the guitar and case as I've now fallen off loads of times, damaging myself and the bike (I'm okay) but the guitar is fine. I've included one picture of me camping with bike and guitar in Western Sahara that a soldier kindly took for me.

See how his adventure began click here
Andrew Palmer playing his Voyage-Air at his campsite in Yaounde Africa Andrew Palmer, traveling around the world on his motorcycle, seen here playing his Voyage-Air for children in Yaounde Africa Andrew Palmer playing his Voyage-Air for children in Yaounde Africa Andrew Palmer, traveling around the world on his motorcycle, seen here playing his Voyage-Air for children in Yaounde Africa

Owner Testimonials

  • This is a beautiful sounding instrument. It has a distinct sound of its own and that in and of itself is extremely attractive. The finish and construction of the instrument is of a high standard. 

    Gerry G - VAD-04LH with a LR BAGGS Element VTC pickup

  • I have been a pro guitar tech for over 40 years now. I have a vaom-04 in my personal arsenal that I’ve had about 4 years. I absolutely love it. It’s been on several airlines in the overhead and on many trips by car. The gig bag is great too as it holds all the 04’s gear (soundhole pup, tuner, strings, picks, etc.) And also clothes and some suitcase items for an overnight. It’s like a piece of luggage that happens to have a guitar in it as well. Very cool! 

    Dean - VAOM-04

  • The action is the same as my Taylor 514 CE, so my practice is undisturbed on the road. The sound is also very good for the price. I think I have one of your less expensive models, but it sounds quite good. Thanks for making such a great guitar. 

    Jim N. - VAOM-02

  • I am extremely happy with the guitar. I can’t believe how good it sounds and its overall playability. The pick up you installed  is incredible . Amplified it sounds way better than my Takamine which was considerably more expensive.

    Phil C. - VAD-04 w/ Stage Pro Anthem

  • Unzip the case, unfold his Voyage-Air guitar, lock the neck in place...and then play the guitar without even retuning -- all in the matter of about two minutes! The guitar played in nearly perfect tuning and the tone was stunning. In that instant I was hooked. The timing of my discovery of the Voyage-Air guitar could not have been better. 

    Karl D. - VAOM-04LH

  • My first impressions are this is an excellent instrument, even compared to my Martin, with a good tone across the range. I have capo’d to the 7th fret and found the tuning remains accurate. I am amazed at how light it is, which will be a bonus when taking on plane trips.

     Brad C. - VAD-04

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