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Centerfold Folding Guitar, Ready to Rock in 20 Seconds

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Airline pilot Fredrik Johansson is also a guitarist, and got sick and tired of shoehorning his axe onto planes. That's why the resourceful Swede invented a folding guitar, and after putting together a staff of woodworkers, geeks, musicians and luthiers, he's finally brought his creation to market. The result is the DeVillain Guitar Company, and its first product, Centerfold, is a fold-up electric guitar made of Honduras mahogany that fits into a backpack that you can take just about anywhere.

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As you collapse the guitar neck using its folding mechanism made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the strings roll up into the guitar. Then when it's time to lay down a few tunes at your destination, this baby goes from backpack to unfolded guitar in 20 seconds. Of course, you'll probably have to spend a minute or two tuning it up every time, but you'll be doing that anyway. This solves a major problem with portable guitars, most of which look weird and sound worse. Order up your Centerfold for $3,370.

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Jozer99,

I completely agree with the last 2/3 of your post. Everything you have stated is absolutely true when it comes to a good sounding guitar. Each and every point is right now.

However, I have to disagree with your first sentence. It'll probably be just as accepted as the backpacker acoustics that show up more and more in guitar mags. This guitar isn't a concert guitar, its a practical practice guitar.

I own 5 guitars and I could never bring myself to let anyone of those be checked luggage on a plane. If any one of those were to be damaged, I'd be heartbroken.

This guitar is the perfect response to that. I could easily through this in a suitcase or backpack to take with me as I travel. Yeah sound quality won't be as good as my 1952 Gibson, but hey, its only me and the walls of my hotel room.

I applaud this and love seeing more and more innovation in the guitar world.