Stewart Guitar Company is dedicated to producing full-size, full-scale guitars designed for easy travel. Our guitars look right, feel right, and most importantly, play right. You don’t have to adjust your playing style to fit the guitar or change your normal playing position. You just play.
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Can the Stow-Away easily fit in a standard size carry-on bag on a flight?
Yes, it easy fits in a standard Carry-on roller style bag. The dimensions of the guitar when it is collapsed are 18” X 12” x 3.5” when collapsed. It weights ~ 6.8 lbs
Do you need to use special guitar strings for the Stow-Away?
No – any standard strings with ball-type end are able to be used. Installation is straight forward and does not require any cutting of special winding of the strings.
What string gauge options can be used on the Stow-away?
The Stow-Away is like any traditional guitar. Anything from .008” to .012” gauge string sets can be used based on what you like. The bridge saddles and neck can be adjusted for any string you prefer.
Do the strings get damaged when collapsing the Stow-Away?
No – As long as they are guided into the neck pocket when the instrument is stored, no issues
Does the Stow-Away play and feel like a traditional electric guitar?
Yes, it is full scale and plays and sounds like a traditional guitar.
How does the Stow-Away tune? How well does the Stow-Away stay in tune?
The tuning mechanism is located on the backside of the guitar on the bridge side of the instrument.
It is very straight forward and maintains its pitch just like any performance quality electric guitar.
Does the tuning mechanism have ample range for alternate tunings? i.e. Open tuning Drop D, blues tunings etc. ?
Yes, the tuning mechanism has plenty of range for a number of tuning conventions depending on what style of music you are playing.
Can the guitar be played w/o and amplifier? Are there any applications (Apps) available for smart phones and tablets?
Yes, the instrument can be plugged into a number or Apple and Android Apps that allow you to play your instrument. These programs also provide effects for your instrument without needing an amplifier.