Solid Sitka / African Mahogany Puddle Jumper – PJ410N

Solid Sitka / African Mahogany Puddle Jumper – PJ410N

In stock (can be backordered)


SKU: 643485844297


The PJ410N Puddle Jumper features a solid sitka top with layered African mahogany sides/back and collapses to carry-on size of 18.5*12.5*7 inches! It assembles in 20 seconds with our patented detachable neck system that’s guaranteed for life. A shorter 23 inch scale, a versatile 1 11/16 nut width quality components make this the most portable and fun guitar you’ll ever play! Quality carry-on backpack included – and it even fits under most airline seats! CLICK HERE to compare with our other wood models.

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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 Puddle Jumper travel guitar can be carried-on to most major airlines, easily fitting in either the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.
  • 14-inch computer compartment and side bottle pouch

Great Tone in a Tiny Package

  • A great small-bodied guitar with surprising volume and tone in a tiny package
  • Traditional sound-hole design with forward-shifted, tapered  X-bracing maximizes the resonance and volume of the soundboard.
  • The dual-action steel truss-rod enables fine tuning of relief to suit any playing style.
  • Satin-finish low-c profile neck make this 23 inch scale super comfortable to play.

Guitar Specifications

Proprietary Body Design:
Stylized 00 body shape
Center sound hole with traditional rosette

Hand-selected Premium Solid Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides:
Premium layered African Mahogany

Forward-shifted tapered  X-bracing
Compound block for reduced weight and strengthened latch support

Binding and Markings:
MOP logo and position markings
Mahogany back binding, tapered soundboard edge

23 in (584.2 mm)

Satin on soundboard, back, and sides

Ovangkol, high break-angle

14:1 mini chrome tuners

No pickup

Removable Neck Assembly:
Stainless steel load-bearing components
Push-button release latch under neck
Large adjustment knob on back

Carbon fiber reinforced traditional C shape with two-way adjustable truss rod
Solid African Mahogany
Deep-slotted bone nut
Neck width at nut: 1 11/16 in (42.7 mm)
Neck width at 12th fret: 2.2 in (56 mm)
12 Frets to body
16 Frets total

Fret Board:
16 inch Radius, Ovangkol
Medium brass fret wire

String Spacing:
2 ¼ in (>57.2mm)
Compensated bone saddle

D’Addario EXP17 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Medium, 13-56

Guitar Dimensions and Weights:
Weight: 3.7 lbs (1.68 kg)
Weight With Case: 6.07 lbs (2.76kg)
Depth: 4.05 in (10.3 cm)
Body Length: 17.72 in (45cm)
Total Length: 33.58 in (85.3cm)
Lower Bout Width: 12.2 in (31 cm)

Travel Backpack Specifications

Tech Travel Ready:
Fits collapsible guitar and a 14-inch computer compartment
Accessory pocket and side water bottle pocket

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 handle and backpack straps

Maximum Case Dimensions: L*W*H: 18.5*12.5*7 in ( 47*32* 17.8 cm)

UPC : 643485844297 (PJ410N)

Recommended Videos

Customer reviews

Review From Steve M:

“I wanted to let you know I love my guitar. Played it all weekend. I was seriously going to buy a Martin Backpacker, but of course found it a little “tinny” and flat. I was not able to try your guitar but I went for it! My fears were put to rest. The sound is amazing, it simply has the best sound for its size. I do mean above expectations. And I was curious about the lock in neck, it is still a little scary to pull into place, but it is easier the more I do it. Amazed how well it locks and stays put. I first changed the bridge to the short one but after tinkering found the tall bridge with the right shims sets up the best action. I hope the neck stays straight being no tension most of the time.

I hope you are able to get more of these in people’s hands. I think the Backpacker retails at $280. This Puddle Jumper is well worth the additional $120 investment!”

Amazon Review by Dcal1: Best travel guitar ever when paired with a ToneWood Amp

If you are tired of worrying about your full size guitar when traveling, this is a must have. I’ve always checked my guitar when traveling, but have never been comfortable doing so. This guitar is about the size of a 3/4 guitar. If you have played a travel guitar, you understand the dilemma. No travel guitar is as satisfying as a full size guitar. This guitar has a nice tone, but when paired with a ToneWood amp, it deliveres a full size guitar result. Amazon also sells the carbon fiber model of this guitar. If you want an indestructible guitar, buy that model. It is about twice the price, so I bought this one. To see how this guitar sounds with a ToneWood amp, search “Journey OF660 with ToneWood amp” on YouTube. I love love love this guitar.

Amazon Review by Thomas Mullenbach: Excellent travel guitar

This is an excellent travel guitar. Good sound and fine playability and feel. The case provides much space for additional music or travel accessories.

Sweetwater Review by bsman: Better than it should be

I bought one of these (actually, the OF420B burst model) at a LGS before they became available at Sweetwater for a trip I had upcoming and have been consistently impressed by the playability, ringing sustain and tone I am able to coax from the little beast. In fact, I have stopped storing it in its case and it’s sitting out on a stand in the living room these days. I bought it because on a recent interntional trip, my Emerald X7 had to be gate-checked several times, and I wasn’t really comfortable with that, even though it’s carbon fiber and should be OK. I would have liked one of the CF Journeys, but that wasn’t available when I needed it, so I got the 420, and have not regretted it. It required a bit of a setup when I first got it (a half-turn on the truss rod) and has settled in quite nicely. As I indicated above, the tone is surprising for what is essentially a parlor or 0-sized instrument, and it really fits in the overhead – even on one of those miserable, little Candadair regional jets!

JP Kallio Reviews OF420 Travel Guitar

The guitar itself is beautifully built with solid Sitka Spruce top and rosewood back and sides, Bone nut and saddle, built in passive pickup, Grover mini tuners, mahogany neck that comes off… Yeah you heard it right. If you don’t believe me now would be time to check out the video I made with the guitar (at the top of this post). You also hear the sound quality of the instrument.

So yeah, it comes apart, fits in a nice backpack, but how does it play? After attaching the neck few times I’d like to point out one thing. Once you have secured the neck, firmly press the neck towards the body and give the locking mechanism one more twist. This will secure the neck tightly, and once this is done the guitar stays in tune very nicely and the intonation is spot on….

OF410 and OF660 Review by Guitar Adventures:

The second guitar I reviewed, the Sitka Sapele OF410, is a solid-top sitka spruce with layered sapele back and sides. Unlike the carbon fiber model, the Sitka Sapele had a traditional sound hole and no cutaway.
Both guitars feature a wedge design which means it has a wide base that tapers toward the top. According to Journey Instruments, this feature helps increase guitar volume…I’ve never manufactured a guitar before, so I can only imagine how difficult it must be to engineer a guitar that can collapse into two pieces for storage. The most popular collapsible guitar I know of is hinged so that the neck and the body are always connected, even if it folded down… For those who need a guitar that travels well but still sounds like a full-sized guitar, I highly recommend you give the Overhead a look. It’s not a beginner guitar and it is a bit of an investment, but if it fits what you need it will be worth every penny.

Thrifty Traveller Review

The Journey OF410 will fit nicely in your quiver. This guitar’s function is to accompany a traveler. Bring it along on a business trip and busk at night! The neck is attached by pivot point and a very robust mechanical faster that packs away into a standard size carry-on bag. Reassembly is very simple, but of course you’ve got to tune it afterwards. The guitar held it’s tune pretty well with normal fall humidity conditions. The headstock is small, but the neck is full length, or close enough to not feel claustrophobic. It plays in tune all the way up the neck and the octave is right on. Overall construction on this instrument is precise. The body of the guitar is thinner at the top if you’re right handed. Journey has really thought out how to get the biggest sound out of a limited volume for travel purposes.

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