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Journey: OF420

(Item ID: OF420    Serial#: OF420001406069)

Journey Instruments OF420 Collapsible Travel Guitar with Pickup and Custom Carry Bag

This exceptional travel guitar was introduced to us last year in our shop by one of its designers. It features a patented removable neck system which allows this acoustic guitar to fold into a TSA compliant carry-on size case for the traveling musician or backpacker. The neck, with strings attached, is fitted into stainless steel load bearing components, and when pressed into position, it is held in place by a push-button release latch under the heel of the neck. Further refinement to the set of the neck is made by tightening a large adjustment knob on back of the guitar. To remove the neck for travel purposes, one simply steadies the neck with one hand, and then using the other hand, one loosens the adjustment knob then presses the release button to separate the neck from the body. The string tension does not need to be relaxed for either attachment or detachment of the neck!

The designers of this guitar wished to create a travel guitar that was a real acoustic guitar which a player could enjoy for its natural acoustic properties - not just some modified solid body with a fingerboard for practice purposes. As this guitar was especially designed for travel, its smaller 00 body size was used because the aim was to have a whole package that would be compliant with TSA and air carrier baggage restrictions and would also fit in the majority of airline overhead bins. However, to add more body and fullness to the sound of this small body guitar, this instrument utilizes a Linda Manzer Wedge body design the shape of which ingeniously expands the cubic displacement of the body chamber, thus enhancing the instruments middle and bass registers - one will be pleasantly surprised by the serious tonal characteristics and full sound of this very unique guitar. And, if you happen into a performance opportunity in your travels, this guitar is equipped with a pickup which will make it easy for you to sit in for a good time.


Features:

* Body Shape - Stylized 00 with Proprietary Manzer Wedge Design
* Top - Hand-Selected Premium Solid Sitka Spruce
* Back and Sides - Premium Laminated Rosewood
* Bracing - Forward Shifted, Tapered, and Scalloped X-Bracing
* Compound Block for Reduced Weight and Strengthened Latch Support
* Binding - Maple
* Position Markings - MOP
* Scale - 24.5 in (622.3 mm)
* Finish - Matte Polyurethane
* Bridge - Rosewood with High Break-Angle
* Electronics - Journey™ Under-Saddle Passive Transducer Pickup System
* Neck - C-Shaped Solid Sapele Mahogany with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
* Truss Rod - Two-Way Adjustable
* Neck Width at Nut - 1.75" (44.5 mm)
* Neck width at 12th fret - 2.2" (56 mm)
* 14 Frets to Body
* 20 Frets Total
* String Spacing - 2.5" (57.2mm)
* Compensated Bone Saddle
* Strings - Elixir® Phosphor-Bronze Lights

Guitar Dimensions and Weights:

* Weight - 4.4 lbs (2.0kg)
* Weight with Case - 7.4 lbs (3.3kg)
* Maximum Depth - 4.64 in (11.8cm)
* Minimum Depth - 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
* Body Length - 18 in (45.7cm)
* Lower Bout Width - 12.5 in (31.8 cm)
* Maximum Case Dimensions - LxWxH: 22x14x10" (55.9x35.5x22.9cm)

Take a look at the following video to more fully appreciate how unique and impressive this instrument really is: www.youtube.com .

List Price: $836.99
Our Price: $619.99

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