• How it Works

How it Works

We realize many of you have never heard of Voyage Air Guitar and are curious about this unique guitar. Let us show you why a Voyage Air is the best full-size guitar for your musical travels. Voyage Air has carefully engineered and developed the details of the ‘folding guitar’ making it the go-to for guitarists around the globe who travel. Find out more by browsing our site. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  Watch video clips of the Voyage Air in action!

  • Does it stay in tune?

    One of the most commonly asked questions at Voyage Air Guitar is, does it stay in tune?  Watch this video clip, courtesy of our friend in the UK John Gold.  It has been edited for time constraints, however, you can watch the full length video here, https://youtu.be/K_D2RMBUn8U

  • The Patented Hinge

    The Patented Voyage Air Folding Neck-Hinge System is the key to how our instruments fold in half and fit into a backpack-style case for easy stowage and traveling! This unique patented hinge design features self lubricating parts and includes a lifetime warranty.

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  • What is a Zero Fret?

    Voyage Air Guitar Zero FretA zero fret is simply another fret positioned where a standard nut would be situated. It allows much better control of intonation and string action. The zero fret takes care of the intonation and, more importantly, establishes the correct and minimal string height. There’s no better height than being identical to those other frets. So, our string passes over a zero fret before it goes through the captured nut.

    Because of the zero fret, it keeps the Voyage Air Guitar tone more consistent. Open strings sound just like a fretted note. They're usually found on expensive guitars because there is more work involved with slotting for the zero fret and setting it up correctly.

  • What's a Captive Nut?

     One of the questions we receive at Voyage Air Guitar is:Captive Nut web

    "How can this work? Folding the guitar? Won't the strings fly off the nut (at the headstock), and make it hard to fold the guitar back into playing position? - K. Yamaguchi, Tokyo"

    That's a great question, and it involves several factors that affect the sound of the guitar. During the course of engineering the revolutionary Voyage Air folding travel guitar, this issue about the nut was high on the list of issues that we solved with our unique technology.

    The solution is Voyage Air Guitar's patented Captive Nut, used in conjunction with the proven zero-fret design for the guitar. With this Captive Nut, made of durable Corian, the strings are guided through precision-centered holes in the nut. This precisely locates the spacing for each string, and it holds the strings "captive" – so they can't come away from their position with respect to the precision tuning machines on the headstock.

    Okay, so what is the "zero-fret" and how does this work? Another great question. Antique guitar designs, dating back to before the 1700s, used a "nut", cut with a slot, to position the end of the resonant string at the headstock. Surprisingly, this design is still used on most guitars today. Through the centuries, many different materials have been used for the nut: ivory, ebony, brass, natural animal bone, and more recently: synthetic materials.

    With this antiquated nut design, when you strum an "open chord", the nut transmits the string vibrations through the neck of the guitar. The exact material used for the nut can therefore profoundly color the sound of the instrument. Simple physics at work.

    But this results in epic discussions among guitar enthusiasts as to: "what is the best material for the nut?" As well it should.

    With the Voyage Air Guitar zero-fret solution, an actual fret is placed in the position where the nut would usually reside. This fret is the same material as all the other frets on the guitar. The result? The sound with open strings is exactly the same as when you position your fingers to play individual notes or chords on the guitar!

    This zero-fret design is clearly superior for the overall tone of the guitar. And it's used for all Voyage Air Guitar models: from the rugged and affordable Transit Series, up through the studio and stage-ready Premier Series guitars.

  • How to Acoustics

  • How to Electrics

    The Voyage Air TransAxe Series Electric Guitars are shown in this video describing the case, the procedure on unpacking and assembling the guitar then properly folding and returning to the DuraTrans case.

  • Case as a Backpack