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Journey Gloss Black Carbon Travel Guitar


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For as long as musicians have been travelling, portability has been an issue.  The Journey Gloss Black Carbon Travel Guitar combines a number of unique features, some patented, to deliver a professional quality guitar in an easily transported package. It comes with its own carry-on luggage!

The Journey Gloss Black Carbon Travel Guitar collapses to carry-on size of 22*14*9 inches! It assembles in 20 seconds with our patented detachable neck system, and the patented soundboard technology and all-carbon construction create a durable instrument with massive tone.  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.


At The Twelfth Fret we’ve carried Journey Overhead guitars for several years and they have consistently impressed us. Built using carbon fiber, the guitar is delivered with an airline carry-on size bag, is ready to play in under a minute, and can be packed away again in seconds. Most importantly, tone and playability are not sacrificed to gain this capability.

Interestingly, these guitars make use of the Manzer Wedge. This wedge is an innovation created by Canadian Luthier Linda Manzer, reducing the body depth on the bass side compared to the treble side. The result is that the guitar’s face is slightly angled towards the player, allowing them to hear the output more clearly.

The primary differences between the Carbon and Wood models are the materials used. The Wood models use a top of solid Sitka Spruce for steel string models or Cedar for the classical version, and either Pau Ferro or Sapele laminates for the back and sides. The necks are Sapele with Pau Ferro fingerboard.

More On The Journey Gloss Black Carbon Travel Guitar: 

A patented removable neck system allows this carbon fiber acoustic travel guitar to collapse into an airline carry-on size case for the traveling musician or backpacker. Carbon fiber composite material provides durability and can function in any climate without cracking, warping or changing tone.

The Journey Overhead carries a clear resonant tone with surprising volume and bass. The relatively small body size is able to carry a full sound through the use of a Manzer wedge which increases the air volume while keeping the top of the guitar close to the body for comfort. Also provides access to the upper frets through a Scoopaway™ at the neck. Notably, the body design uses a Manzer Wedge, an innovation by Canadian luthier Linda Manzer, to tilt the top towards the player. Also includes tone-enhancing premium-grade bone nut and saddle, along with ebony bridge pins.

As proof of the potential these instruments have, here’s Canadian Fingerstyle legend Don Ross and his Journey guitar!



Price: $0.00 CAD
  • Model: Overhead OF660
  • Year: 2017
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: OF660W111703001
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

  • Including None case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.1lbs 1.9kg
  • Scale Length: 24.5in 622.3mm
  • Nut Width: 1.75in 44.5mm

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