Journey Instruments OC520 Collapsible Classical Electric Guitar


The Overhead OC520 is an amazing collapsible travel guitar with solid cedar top and pao ferro layered back and sides, and features a sound port in the upper bout. It’s super ergonomic with the thicker Manzer wedge and a smaller parlor sized body. The standard 52mm nut and 650mm scale, the Torres bracing, and a sound port make this guitar sound almost as loud as a standard classical guitar! Barre chords are easy, and the body shape makes for hours of playing without shoulder fatigue. It collapses to carry-on dims in our patented bag that has more than enough room for all your gear with amazing protection. Premium appointments make this guitar a great for classical guitarists who need a ultra-portable classical guitar that sounds and feels great to play!

Designed for Travel

  • The Overhead travel guitar uses a patented collapsible neck system which allows for assembly/disassembly in a matter of seconds.
  • 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 24.5 inch scale super comfortable to play.


    Solid Cedar

    Back and Sides:

    Premium Layered Pau Ferro


    Classical Torres 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 Precision Open Tuners


    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 Spanish shape with two-way adjustable truss rod

    Solid African Mahogany

    Neck width at nut: 52mm

    12 Frets to body

    18 Frets total

    Fret Board:


    Medium brass fret wire

    String Spacing:

    52 mm at nut

    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)

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