Classical Cedar Pau Ferro – OC520

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Classical Cedar Pau Ferro – OC520

Patented removable neck system allows this classical travel guitar to collapse into an airline carry-on size case for the traveling musician or backpacker. The 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 includes tone-enhancing premium-grade bone nut and saddle, along with ebony bridge pins.

Soundboard: Solid Cedar satin finish
Back & Sides: Laminate Pau Ferro satin finish
Case: Custom-designed travel guitar backpack engineered to fit in airline carry-on compartment (see specs here)
Pickup: Proprietary under-bridge transducer pickup system

See more features and specs below.


Designed for Travel

  • The Overhead travel guitar uses a patented collapsible neck system which allows for assembly/disassembly in a matter of seconds. [View Youtube Video]
  • After packing in its travel backpack the Overhead travel guitar can be carried-on to most major airlines, easily fitting in the overhead bin compartment.
  • Travel backpack includes a TSA compliant laptop tablet fold-out panel which can be scanned by airport security without having to separately remove laptop.
  • Proprietary under-bridge transducer pickup system accurately amplifies the guitar and comes with all Overhead guitars.

Full Tone in a Travel Body

  • The wedge design gives a lower shoulder/bout depth that’s deeper than a dreadnought, allowing the smaller body size to deliver great volume and booming bass.
  • Bone nut, compensated bone saddle, and ebony bridge pins all help produce the the tone preferred by acoustic guitarists.
  • Traditional sound-hole design with forward-shifted, tapered and scalloped X-bracing maximizes the resonance and volume of the soundboard.

Comfortable to Play

  • The wedge design angles the guitar into your body which places the guitar in a comfortable position for fingerboard access and viewing.
  • The dual-action steel truss-rod enables fine tuning of relief to suit any playing style.
  • Satin-finish low-c profile neck make this 650mm scale super comfortable to play.

Guitar Specifications

Proprietary Body Design:

Stylized 00 body shape

Center sound hole with Pau Ferro/MOP rosette

Wedge design for increased volume, comfort and efficiency

The Manzer Wedge


Solid Cedar

Back and Sides:

Premium Layered Pau Ferro


Forward-shifted tapered and scalloped X-bracing

Compound block for reduced weight and strengthened latch support

Binding and Markings:

MOP logo and position markings

Maple binding


650mm Full Classical Scale


Matte polyurethane on soundboard & Matte polyurethane on back and sides


Ovangkol, high break-angle


18:1 Open


Our included Journey™ under-saddle passive transducer pickup system delivers accurate and clear amplification for any PA system or amp.

Removable Neck Assembly:

Stainless steel load-bearing components

Push-button release latch under neck

Large adjustment knob on back


Carbon fiber reinforced traditional C shape with two-way adjustable truss rod

Solid Sapele Mahogany

Deep-slotted bone nut

Neck width at nut: 52mm

12 Frets to body

18 Frets total

Fret Board:


Medium brass fret wire

String Spacing:


Compensated bone saddle



Guitar Dimensions and Weights:

Weight: 4.4 lbs (2.0kg)

Weight With Case: 7.4 lbs (3.3kg)

Maximum depth: 4.64 in (11.8cm)

Minimum Depth: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)

Body Length: 18 in (45.7cm)

Lower Bout Width: 12.5 in (31.8 cm)

Travel Backpack Specifications

Tech Travel Ready:

TSA compliant 14-inch computer compartment for optimal airport security inspection

Easy-access tablet pocket for up to 9.5 inch tablet devices

All- Premium Material Construction:

Extra-durable Ballistic Nylon external case with premium nylon and velour lining

Extra-padded Body compartment with premium velour

Internally-accessible padded neck compartment with premium velour and string slot

Padded string panel with strings positioning tab

Padded Top and Side handles

Extra Compartments for Your Journey:

Internal/externally accessible compartment for accessories

Additional external topside pocket for additional accessories

Additional elastic pockets in computer compartment

Hideaway, reinforced padded backpack straps with padded back

Maximum Case Dimensions: L*W*H: 22*14*9 in ( 55.9*35.5* 22.9 cm)