Solid Sitka Pau Ferro GA – FF422

Solid Sitka Pau Ferro GA – FF422

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SKU: 643485844075

The FF422 FirstClass Overhead is a collapsible full-sized Grand Auditorium guitar that features a solid sitka top with solid pau ferro back. It collapses to carry-on roller case that’s 22*16*9.5 inches, and assembles in 20 seconds with our patented detachable neck system that’s guaranteed for life. A full 25.5 inch scale, a versatile 1 3/4 nut width , best-in-class components, and a Manzer wedge ergonomic design give this collapsible GA amazing playability, and astounding bass and volume! Comes with our proprietary passive tri-piezo pickup system.

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Designed for Travel

  • The Overhead First Class Grand Auditorium travel guitar uses a patented collapsible neck system which allows for assembly/disassembly in a matter of seconds. [View Overhead Youtube Video]
  • After packing in its travel backpack/roller bag the Overhead First Class travel guitar can be carried-on to most major airlines, easily fitting in larger overhead bin compartments such as those on Boeing 737, 747, Airbus A320 etc..
  • Travel case is made of 1680D nylon and includes a pull handle and wheels, a laptop compartment, a large accessory pouch, and a divided clothing/document pocket to carry clothing or performance gear.
  • Proprietary under-bridge transducer pickup system accurately amplifies the guitar and comes with all Overhead guitars.

Ginormous Volume in a GA Body

  • The wedge design gives a lower shoulder/bout depth that’s deeper than a dreadnought, allowing the GA body size to deliver volume and bass surpassing that of  a standard GA guitar.
  • Bone nut, carbon fiber neck reinforcement, 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 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 arm rest bevel makes this guitar super comfy to play without arm fatigue.
  • Satin-finish low-c profile neck make this 25.5 inch scale super-comfortable to play.

Guitar Specifications

Proprietary Body Design:
Full Sized Grand Auditorium Body
Center sound hole with Sapele rosette
Wedge design for increased volume, comfort and efficiency
The Manzer Wedge

Hand-selected premium solid Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides:
Premium Solid Sapele Back

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

Binding and Markings:
MOP logo and position markings
Maple binding

25.5 in (647.7 mm)

Satin on soundboard, back, and sides

Ovangkol, high break-angle

Grover® 18:1 or Journey 18:1 Locking 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 traditional C shape with two-way adjustable truss rod
Solid African Mahogany
Deep-slotted bone nut
Neck width at nut: 1 ¾ in (44.5 mm) N=narrow nut width 1 11/16 in (42.7 mm)
Neck width at 12th fret: 2.2 in (56 mm)
14 Frets to body
19 Frets total

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

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

Elixir® Phosphor-Bronze Lights

Guitar Dimensions and Weights:
Weight: 5.4 lbs (2.44kg)
Weight With Case: 9.4 lbs (4.26kg)
Maximum depth: 5 in (12.7 cm)
Minimum Depth: 3.55 in (9 cm)
Body Length: 18 in (50 cm)
Assembled Total Length: 39 in (99 cm)
Lower Bout Width: 16 in (41 cm)

Travel Backpack Specifications

Overnight 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:

Premium aluminum push-button pull-handle with nylon roller wheels
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
Internal edge protector pad to protect body edges
YKK zippers

Extra Compartments for Your Journey:
External topside pocket for additional accessories
Zippered Computer Compartment
Large front divided compartment for clothes or gear
Hideaway, reinforced padded backpack straps with padded back

Maximum Case Dimensions: (unpacked) L*W*H: 23*16.5*9 in ( 58.5*41.9* 22.9 cm)

* will expand to 10 inches (25.4cm) thick if packed fully

UPC: 643485844075 (FF422)

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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

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