Owner Stories from the Road

Ned Robbins: Airline Pilot

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Ned Robbins knows quite a bit about airline travel.  In fact, he’s a full-time pilot for a major airline!  His guitar is always along for the ride. Ned will soon own the Voyage-Air Guitar with the most total airline miles.

“I play bluegrass music,” explained Ned.  “I went to a local jam in Phoenix, AZ, and one of the other players had one of your guitars.  As a pilot, I had been looking for a travel guitar that was easy to take along on trips.  I played your guitar, and decided to order one.

“I actually have 2 of your guitars.  The first one I ordered from your website: the VAOM-02 model.  I did not tell my wife that I had already ordered one, and she had ordered one for me as a Christmas present - the VAOM-04.  I like both of them but the one my wife ordered sounds a little better than the other one.

“I originally contacted Voyage-Air guitar to find out about the strings.  I like the way the guitar sounds and plays so much that I only want to replace the strings with the same ones it came with.

“Now that I’ve spent some time traveling with the Voyage-Air, I have a few comments:

“I like the way the case for the guitar appears to be a "normal" back-pack. Most people never suspect it is a guitar, and this is great from a security point of view.  I feel comfortable leaving the case unattended for a short period, as compared to a "regular" guitar case that is not safe to leave unattended at all.

“I have played with some other travelers who have the carry-on electric guitars. While they are still trying to figure out how to plug their guitar into the clock-radio in the hotel room, I am up and playing a full-size acoustic guitar in under a minute.

“Finally, the compact size of the Voyage-Air guitar case meets all size requirements for carry-on luggage.  It fits in the overhead bins of every style plane in our fleet.  And it legally fits under the seats of most planes.  As a pilot, I’ve been able to personally confirm this.

“Thanks for the fine product.  I’ve already handed out all the business cards that came with the guitar.  Send me more!”

- Ned Robbins, Airline Pilot

Owner Testimonials

  • This is a beautiful sounding instrument. It has a distinct sound of its own and that in and of itself is extremely attractive. The finish and construction of the instrument is of a high standard. 

    Gerry G - VAD-04LH with a LR BAGGS Element VTC pickup

  • I have been a pro guitar tech for over 40 years now. I have a vaom-04 in my personal arsenal that I’ve had about 4 years. I absolutely love it. It’s been on several airlines in the overhead and on many trips by car. The gig bag is great too as it holds all the 04’s gear (soundhole pup, tuner, strings, picks, etc.) And also clothes and some suitcase items for an overnight. It’s like a piece of luggage that happens to have a guitar in it as well. Very cool! 

    Dean - VAOM-04

  • The action is the same as my Taylor 514 CE, so my practice is undisturbed on the road. The sound is also very good for the price. I think I have one of your less expensive models, but it sounds quite good. Thanks for making such a great guitar. 

    Jim N. - VAOM-02

  • I am extremely happy with the guitar. I can’t believe how good it sounds and its overall playability. The pick up you installed  is incredible . Amplified it sounds way better than my Takamine which was considerably more expensive.

    Phil C. - VAD-04 w/ Stage Pro Anthem

  • Unzip the case, unfold his Voyage-Air guitar, lock the neck in place...and then play the guitar without even retuning -- all in the matter of about two minutes! The guitar played in nearly perfect tuning and the tone was stunning. In that instant I was hooked. The timing of my discovery of the Voyage-Air guitar could not have been better. 

    Karl D. - VAOM-04LH

  • My first impressions are this is an excellent instrument, even compared to my Martin, with a good tone across the range. I have capo’d to the 7th fret and found the tuning remains accurate. I am amazed at how light it is, which will be a bonus when taking on plane trips.

     Brad C. - VAD-04

    FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - The Grand Total is for the product and shipping only. This total does not reflect any additional import duties or taxes that may apply. Any import duties are paid upon delivery/pickup of the guitar and is the responsibility of the purchaser. Please refer to your country’s customs and import offices for the correct amounts and pertinent information. Note: Left handed guitars can take 5-7 days to ship. Pickup options can take 3-5 days to ship. Rush shipments are available, additional expedited shipping charges and handling fees will apply.