Read these reviews by some of our satisfied owners:
I had to travel last minute, and Jim really went the extra mile to ensure my guitar arrived on time, a Saturday no less. The customer service is great.
After you understand how it works, it’s quick to assemble the Stow-Away. Just make sure you read the instructions slowly as every detail is important. As you would expect, the guitar goes slightly out of tune after assembly, but I’m unsure how any design could not have this issue without an EverTune bridge.
I can pack this guitar and a 15” laptop in a larger backpack and pass it as personal item. It even went through the TSA scanner with no fuss. I’m not sure how this could get much smaller without shortening the scale length.
The Stow-Away feels like a Stratocaster. I basically set it up using factory Stratocaster specs.
Francis T – Houston, TX
Every guitar player on the planet should have a Stow-Away!
Jim M – Coventry RI
I think they are awesome, these are not cheap toys you find at GC, these are professional grade travel guitars.
Jim A – Parker TX
Stow-Away: so easy to travel! fits in an underseat carryon backpack; throw in an iLoud portable amp and you can plug in and join the band at your destination. I always enjoy watching the TSA team trying to figure out what their scanner is showing…
Christopher A – CA
Recently purchased one of these awesome guitars. Love it.
Dennis F – McKinney TX
I travel for work several times each year, and when I do I like to bring a guitar along. I am no stranger to the “gear acquisition syndrome” one sometimes experiences in the guitar world, and after discovering the travel guitar format I set out to find the travel guitar model I liked the best. As you well know, most travel guitars are a compromise of one sort or another. To fit in small spaces like overhead compartments on airplanes, travel guitars are typically configured so they can be transported in the most compact way possible. This might mean using a shorter length scale, wrapping the strings around the end of the guitar to make the length more compact; utilizing a folding neck; or using a removable neck, such as the you use on the Stow-Away.
As I said, I have tried and/or owned many of the popular travel guitars currently being sold, as well as some obscure ones that were sold in the past. I have owned travel guitars that have used each of the configurations listed above. And I’ve continued to look, because none of the guitars I tried were without their compromises: short scale guitars don’t play like full scale guitars, and shorter instruments – especially those with small bodies – are awkward to hold and play; try putting a small bodied guitar over your knee and see how well you can play it. Guitars with folding necks and wrap-around strings can have tuning and stability issues. The list goes on.
The exception has been the Stow-Away, and it’s the travel guitar that ended my personal quest. The Stow-Away is a full length instrument that breaks down into a very small size that’s remarkably easy to travel with. Most importantly, it plays and sounds GREAT – it assembles in less than a minute and once together it offers a full scale neck with no tuning or playability issues. If you play sitting down, it rests on your leg like a regular guitar does – no need to hunch over or balance it delicately. If you play standing up, it plays like any other full size electric guitar. When disassembled it breaks down to the size of a small briefcase, but once assembled it plays and sounds like a full size guitar. That’s the absolute ideal for a travel guitar. As I said, I have played most of the travel guitars that are currently (and were recently) on the market, and the Stow-Away is truly the class of the field!
If you are in the market for a travel guitar and want the easiest traveling, best sounding instrument, my advice is to get a Stow-Away. It is by far the best travel guitar I’ve tried, and I’ve tried most of them.
Jeff M – Belmont CA
It’s a great design and product – So far it’s been to Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Chile,Texas, New Jersey, New York, England and Scotland.
Lindsey M – Pelham NY