Solid Cedar / Solid Pau Ferro Classical Travel Guitar – OC522

Solid Cedar / Solid Pau Ferro Classical Travel Guitar – OC522

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SKU: 643485843658

The Overhead OC522 is an amazing collapsible classical 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.
  • You should tune each string down at least 1 full tone prior to disassembly for all nylon string collapsible models to prolong string life.

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.

Guitar Specifications

Proprietary Body Design:

Stylized 00 body shape

Center sound hole with Pau Ferro/MOP rosette

Wedge design for increased volume, comfort and efficiency

The Manzer Wedge


Solid Cedar

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

Maple binding


650mm Full Classical Scale


Matte polyurethane on soundboard & Matte polyurethane on back and sides


Ovangkol, high break-angle


18:1 Precision Open Tuners


Included JourneyTek™ under-bridge passive 3-piezo 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

17 Frets total

Fret Board:


Medium brass fret wire

String Spacing:

52 mm at nut

Compensated bone saddle


Savarez 520B Low Tension

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)


Weight9 lbs
Dimensions22 × 10 × 15 in

Recommended Videos:

Customer reviews

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

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