Back in August, James Brawner from Journey Instruments reached out to Mr. TT and I about a new guitar they had developed specifically for travelers. James and his business partner are fans of the blog, and are frequent business travelers. Being musicians, they would often get frustrated while spending long hours in airports and hotels without a nice acoustic instrument to play. After researching and purchasing a few guitars, they realized that they all had travel faults. They couldn’t easily be carried on a plane, required the player to change their technique or they just simply sounded like a toy. They ended up spending over 300 hours on acoustic guitar forums, visiting trade shows and talking to musicians about what would make the ultimate travel guitar. The result was the Journey Overhead. They started with the dimensions of the overhead compartment of an airplane (22″ X 14″ X 9″) and reverse engineered the best sounding and feeling guitar that could fit into that space. James sent us a guitar to try out, and we asked contributor, Casey Pavek, who plays in The Wailing Loons, a local Minneapolis band, to spend some time with it and give it his honest review which can be found below.