Owner Stories from the Road

Thierry Saumande

Hi my friends,

Thierry Saumande-22I'm a french musician, my name is Thierry Saumande, I live in Pau, France.
www.thierrysaumande.com

So glad to have the "Belair" Voyage air guitar. This guitar is linked to my trip in your wonderful country.

Last year, I decided to make a break and travel all over the world during 6 Months. My first trip was in Asia from october till december 2012. Japan, Philippines, China, Singapore, Thailand. I took about 10 flights and it has been too complicated to bring a guitar (so i only took a guitalélé which i could bring like cabin luggage).

When I came back to France for Christmas, searching a solution to this "plane problem", on internet I found Voyage-Air Guitar. Wouawww! I wanted the Belair model, and as i had planned to go to United States for three months, I decided to buy it in the first town i visited: New York. I only flew to USA with a small amp on battery, microphone, stand and stuff. All in a small baggage. I knew my guitar was waiting for me and she did.

We have traveled together in New Orleans, Birmingham, Montgomery, Memphis, Natchez, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and all over Florida. I took six planes and it has never been a problem at the check in.  The guitar never leaved me. During this fantastic trip, I've played sometimes busking, sometimes in restaurants and all people were amazed by this guitar. How can it be possible that people in this country couldn't know that this great guitar was made in America! That was so funny for me to be a French Ambassador in a country which produce the best guitars. I liked it.

When I came back to France, The Belair guitar became my favorite. I can play everything on it: Jazz, Blues, Rock. The pickups are wonderful and there is a so good vibration of the body...The sounds are warm and clear. I have a guitar which is a curiosity everywhere i go for a gig. I want to thank you for having solved the "plane problem". I can now go everywhere in the world with my guitar easily.

Greetings from France, I want to come back soon in USA and, why not buy another Voyage-Air Guitar!

Thierry Saumande

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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