Road-Tested Case

Shawn Smith on his bike shows the Voyage-Air case that was dragged behind his bike, the guitar...AOK!Shawn Smith: Road-Tested his Deluxe Voyager Case. It was one of the first motorcycle rides of the season. Shawn Smith strapped his Voyage-Air VAOM-06 to the back of his bike, and took off to join up for a group ride.

“It was a beautiful day, and I really looked forward to having my Voyage-Air along for the ride,” said Shawn. “I thought I had strapped it on pretty well with a couple of bungee cords.”

Some miles later on the freeway, cars were pulling up behind Shawn, honking and flashing their headlights.

“I pulled off the road, and looked back to see my Voyage-Air guitar, in its case, was dragging behind my bike. The case was still connected to the rack by a single bungee cord, and it was pretty torn up on the outside.

“I opened the case to find that the guitar was overall, just fine. There was one spot on one tuning peg that had small marks where the case ground through, but that was the extent of the damage to the guitar. Also in the case were my Apple iPod and some papers, and they were just fine.

“So this is just a note to say that the Voyage-Air (Deluxe Voyager) case is tough. Really tough. I have no idea how many miles I was dragging that case behind my bike, but I’m replacing the case and will strap it on better for the next ride. You can count on that!”

Shawn Smith


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