Journey Overhead

Thoughts on DOT's new carry-on policy

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several few people ask me what I think about the upcoming United States Department of Transportation announcement that “[Airline] Carriers must allow passengers to stow their small musical instruments [guitars, violins, etc.] in an approved stowage area in the cabin.” I thought this would be a great opportunity for a fun blog post. I expect the media coverage on this is going to be escalated at the upcoming 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim, and frankly I’m looking forward to it! On the face of it, the legislation looks like a panacea for guitarists’…

Overhead Review by Acoustic guitar Magazine

Given this guitar’s diminutive size, it seems only natural to first give it a workout on some fingerpicking. Played with basic Travis picking and country-blues patterns, the OF-420 has a snappy sound with a clear treble matched by an ample bass response. The instrument has a surprising amount of headroom and responds well to the nuances of picking in a normal tuning as well as a slackened tuning like DADGAD.

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