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Journey Instruments Launches the First Collapsable Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar

November 28, 2015 Gadgets No Comments Email Email

unnamed (6)Journey Instruments, the creator of the Overhead® series of collapsible travel guitars, introduces a new series of Colored-Top Carbon Fiber models to it’s line of full-sounding collapsible travel guitars designed to meet Airlines’ carry-on luggage size and weight requirements. Available Color options include Burgundy, Navy, Pearl White, Burnt Orange, and Black.

The OF660 Overhead Carbon Fiber Acoustic With Color
Whether a frequent-flyer business professional, or a traveling artist, now the hassle of traveling with a great sounding guitar on an airplane is completely eliminated. The TSA-approved travel case safely encloses the guitar within 22″ x 14″ x 9″ backpack with ergonomically designed pockets for laptops, tablet computers, pedals, cables, accessories, and clothing. Practically everything needed for a business trip or live performance can fit within the overhead bin requirements. No more anxiety about checking-in, carry-on, extra luggage costs, or lost and damaged checked instruments.

Also referred to as the ‘Ultimate, Indestructible Travel Guitar’, the carbon fiber Overhead is now the choice of many who play an acoustic instrument & travel due to it’s incredible strength, resilience to the elements (heat, humidity & pressure) as well as it’s ability to carry a clear resonant tone with surprising volume and bass. Carbon Fiber guitars have existed for many years, but never has there been one that sounds so good, yet features a patented collapsible neck system to fit within a backpack with room for gear for stress-free travel whether it be on a backpacking trip, motorcycle ride, boat outing or a flight.

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The relatively small body size is able to carry a full sound through the use of a Manzer wedge and a Scoopaway™ (scooped-cutaway), which increases the air volume while keeping the top of the guitar close to the body for comfort. The Carbon Fiber Overhead features numerous ergonomic design enhancements including a back rib bevel, an armrest bevel, and a thin profile neck.

Features of the Overhead Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar include:

  • Patented removable neck
  • Extra deep Manzer wedge design
  • Under-bridge transducer pickup
  • Unidirectional carbon fiber radiused soundboard
  • Beveled back rib-rest and Soundboard arm-rest
  • Scoopaway™ cutaway with access to all 20 frets
  • Offset sound-hold and radiused soundboard
  • 24.5″ scale, 1 3/4″ nut width, 2 ¼ saddle width
  • Grover 18:1 hi-precision tuners
  • Premium-grade bone nut & saddle with ebony bridge pins
  • Premium travel backpack with TSA compliant laptop/tablet compartment
  • MSRP: $1485 w/travel bag. Available only through authorized dealers

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