First Classical Solid Cedar / Solid Pau Ferro Travel Guitar – FC522

First Classical Solid Cedar / Solid Pau Ferro Travel Guitar – FC522

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$999.99

SKU: 643485844136

The First Class-ical FC522 is an amazing collapsible performance-ready classical travel guitar with solid cedar top and solid pao ferro back with full gloss finish on body, and satin finish for the neck. It’s super ergonomic with a robust Manzer© wedge and traditional Torres sized body. With a standard 52mm nut and 650mm scale, the traditional Torres shape and bracing make this guitar sound a rich and full as a performance grade classical guitar at more than twice this price.! Barre chords are easy, and the body shape makes for hours of playing without shoulder fatigue. It collapses to carry-on dims of 22*14.8*9 inches in our roller carry-on case with retractable aluminum handle – which has more than enough room for all your gear. Premium appointments make this guitar a gem for classical guitarists who need a ultra-portable quality sounding classical guitar that is stage ready and plays like a dream!

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Journey Instruments – FC522 Collapsible Classical Guitar

Designed for Travel and the Stage

  • The FC522 Performance Classical 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 First Class Performance travel guitar can be carried-on to most major airlines, easily fitting in the overhead bin compartment, yet an amazing performer on the stage.
  • 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.

Amazing Tone in a Wedged Body

  • The wedge design gives a lower shoulder/bout depth that’s deeper than a dreadnought, allowing the Torres body size (14.5 inch lower bout) to deliver great volume and booming bass.
  • Bone nut & saddle help produce the the tone preferred by classical guitarists.
  • Ornate sound-hole design with classical Torres bracing maximizes the balance, 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. (increased from 625mm on initial product run)

Guitar Specifications

Proprietary Body Design:

Traditional Torres body shape

Center sound hole with Pau Ferro/MOP rosette

Wedge design for increased volume, comfort and efficiency

Soundboard:

Solid Cedar

Back and Sides:

Solid Pau Ferro Back, Engineered Pau Ferro Sides

Bracing:

Classical Torres Bracing

Compound block for reduced weight and strengthened latch support

Binding and Markings:

MOP logo and position markings

Curly Acacia binding, veneer, and accents.

Scale:

650mm Full Classical Scale (initial launch was 625mm)

Finish:

High gloss polyurethane on top back and sides & headstock.  Matte polyurethane on neck

Bridge:

Ebony, high break-angle

Tuners:

18:1 Precision Gold Open Tuners

Electronics:

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

Neck:

Carbon fiber reinforced Spanish shape with two-way adjustable truss rod

Solid African Mahogany with curly Acacia veneer on headstock.

Neck width at nut: 52mm

12 Frets to body

18 Frets total

Fret Board:

Ebony

Medium brass fret wire

String Spacing:

52 mm at nut

Compensated bone saddle

Strings:

Savarez

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: 19 in (48.6cm)

Lower Bout Width: 14.5 in (368.3 cm)

Travel Backpack Specifications

Tech Travel Ready:

Premium aluminum push-button pull-handle with nylon roller wheels

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*14.5*9 in ( 55.9*36.8* 22.9 cm)

UPC:643485844105 (FC522)

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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
Link: http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/from-nashville-namm-a-collapsible-travel-classical-guitar/

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