Voyage Air: Transit VAMD-02 Travel Acoustic Guitar
by Guitar Guru
”New Approach to a Travel Guitar”
If you are looking for a guitar that you can use on the go, then the Voyage-Air Transit VAMD-02 Travel Acoustic Guitar may be exactly what you are looking for.
Any guitarist will be able to tell you that traveling with your guitar can be a major issue, especially if you are looking to take said guitar on an airplane. Traditionally being able to take your guitar into the cabin of the airplane has involved haggling with the flight attendants and hoping that they will be able to find you an extra space. Without their help your guitar can get shuffled into the baggage compartment where all bets are off.
With the VAMD-02 you can take the guesswork out of shipping your guitar, because this little number folds in half
! With just a loosening of the strap button a 15/16 size guitar becomes small enough to fit into the luggage compartment. A quick unfolding and tightening of the bolt, and all you have to do is tune her up and you’re ready to go!
Of course there are two questions that will be on everyone’s mind; “Can a foldable guitar really have as good of a tone quality as one that isn’t designed to bend?” and “Won’t the strings wear out being bent and unbent so many times?”
The answers to these are “Yes” and “Yes” respectively. Yes, a foldable guitar can actually have as good a tone as a non-folding guitar. However, only when compared to other non-folding guitars of the same body quality (laminated top and body) as the VAMD-02. And yes, the strings do tend to wear out faster.
However, the price of a new set of strings every so many flights is worth the hassle of having to negotiate a space for your guitar. Or to pay to have it shipped in the luggage compartment. Or to afford the kind of hardshell case that will protect it from the dangers of the luggage compartment.
This tricky little number is a mini dreadnought styled guitar with a laminated spruce top and mahogany body, giving it the very best possible sound for a foldable guitar. And while guitar reviews may agree that a solid top normally gives a guitar the best tone, when it comes to foldable guitars, you really can’t beat the sound of the Voyage-Air VAMD-02 Travel Acoustic Guitar Natural, especially for an affordable ~$399.
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