Classical Cedar Pau Ferro – OC522
The Overhead OC522 is an amazing collapsible travel guitar with solid cedar top and solid pao ferro back, and features a sound port in the upper bout. It’s super ergonomic with the thicker Manzer© wedge and a smaller parlor sized body. The standard 52mm nut and 650mm scale, the Torres bracing, and a sound port make this guitar sound almost as loud as a standard classical guitar! Barre chords are easy, and the body shape makes for hours of playing without shoulder fatigue. It collapses to carry-on dims in our patented bag that has more than enough room for all your gear with amazing protection. Premium appointments make this guitar a great for classical guitarists who need a ultra-portable classical guitar that sounds and feels great to play!
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Designed for Travel
- The Overhead travel guitar uses a patented collapsible neck system which allows for assembly/disassembly in a matter of seconds. [View Youtube Video]
- After packing in its travel backpack the Overhead travel guitar can be carried-on to most major airlines, easily fitting in the overhead bin compartment.
- Travel backpack includes a TSA compliant laptop tablet fold-out panel which can be scanned by airport security without having to separately remove laptop.
- Proprietary under-bridge transducer pickup system accurately amplifies the guitar and comes with all Overhead guitars.
Full Tone in a Travel Body
- The wedge design gives a lower shoulder/bout depth that’s deeper than a dreadnought, allowing the smaller body size to deliver great volume and booming bass.
- Bone nut & saddle help produce the the tone preferred by classical guitarists.
- Traditional sound-hole design with forward-shifted, classical Torres maximizes the resonance and volume of the soundboard.
Comfortable to Play
- The wedge design angles the guitar into your body which places the guitar in a comfortable position for fingerboard access and viewing.
- The dual-action steel truss-rod enables fine tuning of relief to suit any playing style.
- Satin-finish low-c profile neck make this 650mm scale super comfortable to play.
Proprietary Body Design:
Stylized 00 body shape
Center sound hole with Pau Ferro/MOP rosette
Wedge design for increased volume, comfort and efficiency
Back and Sides:
Solid Pau Ferro Back, Engineered Pau Ferro Sides
Classical Torres Bracing
Compound block for reduced weight and strengthened latch support
Binding and Markings:
MOP logo and position markings
650mm Full Classical Scale
Matte polyurethane on soundboard & Matte polyurethane on back and sides
Ovangkol, high break-angle
18:1 Precision Open Tuners
Our included Journey™ under-saddle passive transducer pickup system delivers accurate and clear amplification for any PA system or amp.
Removable Neck Assembly:
Stainless steel load-bearing components
Push-button release latch under neck
Large adjustment knob on back
Carbon fiber reinforced Spanish shape with two-way adjustable truss rod
Solid African Mahogany
Neck width at nut: 52mm
12 Frets to body
18 Frets total
Medium brass fret wire
52 mm at nut
Compensated bone saddle
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)
Travel Backpack Specifications
Tech Travel Ready:
TSA compliant 14-inch computer compartment for optimal airport security inspection
Easy-access tablet pocket for up to 9.5 inch tablet devices
All- Premium Material Construction:
Extra-durable Ballistic Nylon external case with premium nylon and velour lining
Extra-padded Body compartment with premium velour
Internally-accessible padded neck compartment with premium velour and string slot
Padded string panel with strings positioning tab
Padded Top and Side handles
Extra Compartments for Your Journey:
Internal/externally accessible compartment for accessories
Additional external topside pocket for additional accessories
Additional elastic pockets in computer compartment
Hideaway, reinforced padded backpack straps with padded back
Maximum Case Dimensions: L*W*H: 22*14*9 in ( 55.9*35.5* 22.9 cm)
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Classical Guitar Magazine
As the recent Summer NAMM 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, there were, as usual, a number of classical-guitar makers showing their wares. One that caught our eye is this collapsible travel guitar, which can fit into a standard carry-on suitcase. Besides being convenient for travel, the OC520 guitar from Journey Instruments also boasts a cedar top, laminate rosewood back and sides, and a piezo passive pickup. In this video we shot in Nashville, Journey Instruments’ Ryan Creager shows off the instrument and demonstrates the detachable neck
The Journey Junior JF410 is a sweet little fixed-neck parlor-sized guitar with solid top and layered back & sides. It’s super ergonomic – making it ideal for artists looking for a smaller body guitar with a nice parlor tone that’s super easy to play and refreshingly comfortable. The asymmetrical larger Manzer Wedge design on a smaller 36” body along with a longer 24.5 inch scale with forward-shifted scalloped X-bracing makes this guitar easy to play barre chords and very comfortable on the shoulder under long periods of playing. Our patented bag design has more than enough room for all your gear with amazing protection. This guitar is great for guitarists looking for a comfortable easy-playing guitar, or those looking to minimize stress on their shoulders and joints.
The RoadTrip Carbon RT660B1M is a killer touring guitar with a removable bolt-on neck and all carbon structure with premium components. The asymmetrical larger Manzer Wedge ™ design on a smaller 36” body along with a 24.5 inch scale & our patented soundboard give this smaller guitar a huge tone with deep bass. Barre chords are a cinch to play and it’s lightweight asymmetrical design with armwrest, rib bevels and scoop away make this the most comfortable guitar you’ll play with great access to upper frets! Comes with our transparent passive pickup and patented bag design has more than enough room for all your gear with amazing protection. This guitar is ideal for guitarists looking for a comfortable easy-playing guitar, or those looking to minimize stress on their shoulders and joints.
The OF420B Overhead features a solid sitka burst top with layerd pau ferro sides/back and collapses to carry-on size of 22*14*9 inches! It assembles in 20 seconds with our patented detachable neck system that’s guaranteed for life. A full 24.5 inch scale, a versatile 1 3/4 nut width , best-in-class components, and a wedged ergonomic design make this the most enjoyable guitar you’ll ever play! Tri-piezo pickup and a full-featured TSA compliant carry-on backpack included.
The blue top matte carbon fiber overhead collapses to carry-on size of 22*14*9 inches! It assembles in 20 seconds with our patented detachable neck system, and our patented soundboard technology and all-carbon construction create a durable instrument with massive tone. A full 24.5 inch scale, a versatile 1 3/4 nut width, best-in-class components, and a wedged ergonomic design make this the most enjoyable guitar you’ll ever play! Tri-piezo pickup and a full-featured TSA compliant carry-on backpack included.