Solid Sitka / Pau Ferro – OF420

Solid Sitka / Pau Ferro – OF420

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$629.99

SKU: 643485843375

The OF420 Overhead® features a solid sitka top with layerd Pau Ferro RW 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.

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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, compensated bone saddle, and ebony bridge pins all help produce the the tone preferred by acoustic guitarists.
  • Traditional sound-hole design with forward-shifted, tapered and scalloped X-bracing 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 24.5 inch scale super comfortable to play.

Guitar Specifications

Proprietary Body Design:
Stylized 00 body shape
Center sound hole with Pau Ferro rosette
Wedge design for increased volume, comfort and efficiency
The Manzer Wedge

Soundboard:
Hand-selected Premium Solid Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides:
Premium layered Pau Ferro

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

Binding and Markings:
MOP logo and position markings
Maple binding

Scale:
24.5 in (622.3 mm)

Finish:
Satin on soundboard, back, and sides

Bridge:
Ovangkol, high break-angle

Tuners:
Grover® 18:1 precision mini chrome tuners

Electronics:
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

Neck:
Carbon fiber reinforced traditional C shape with two-way adjustable truss rod
Solid Sapele Mahogany
Deep-slotted bone nut
Neck width at nut: 1 ¾ in (44.5 mm)
Neck width at 12th fret: 2.2 in (56 mm)
14 Frets to body
20 Frets total

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

String Spacing:
2 ¼ in (>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)
Total Length: 35.5 in (90cm)
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)

UPC:643485843375

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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.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2WRM7A9H8O1OB/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01A5U4CNK

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.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1D23UKCN59QNH/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01A5U4CNK

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!
Link: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/OF420–journey-instruments-of420-natural/reviews

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….
Link: http://globaltexanchronicles.com/gear-review-journey-instruments-of420/

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.
Link: http://www.guitaradventures.com/best-sounding-collapsible-travel-guitar-reviewed

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.
Link: https://thriftytraveler.com/product-review-journey-of410-overhead-travel-guitar/

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