Staci Leonard in Goffstown, NH

I had seen the ad for Voyage-Air Guitars a few times in Acoustic Guitar Magazine but I didn't give them much attention. Folding your guitar is a difficult gimmick to get by. It was the glowing review in that same mag that persuaded me to buy. Prior to that my travel guitar (also my play on my breaks at work guitar) was a Vagabond Travel Guitar - nice but awkward, the best sound (thin and tinny) you're going to get from a small guitar. But when I traveled I really yearned for the sound and feel of a full size OM.

Normally I'd NEVER buy a guitar sight unseen but after talking to Jim Wolcott at "Take Your Guitar" I took the plunge.

I love this guitar. I paid $697 and if I'd known the quality of the guitar and case (wow) I'd have paid a lot more. I show it to everyone. I've taken it to my local shops to show it off and I recently brought it to a weekend guitar and fiddle camp. It's a great product, a great idea, well executed, and I just want to see you guys succeed.

I play primarily finger-style though this little foldable OM can stand right up to a much heavier hand. My other guitars include a Huss and Dalton OM and a Taylor Limited Edition Maple dread and I don't feel my Voyage Air is a "travel guitar" compromise at all.

Staci Leonard
Goffstown, NH



Editor's Note: Staci was one of the early players! She owned and played her Voyage-Air for over 6 months before contacting us with this unsolicited review.

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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
  • 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