Are you and your guitar inseparable? Well even if you are addicted to playing when you’re on the road, there’s no denying it’s a pain in the a$$ to carry a full-size guitar on an airplane or train. Here’s a guitar that breaks down to fit into a compact “gig bag”, so you can take it anywhere.
Aria’s Sinsonido series of guitars and basses somewhat resemble “normal” string instruments, but they’ve done away with the bulky wood body and replaced it with a lightweight rubber-coated aluminum frame.
The body can be broken down to fit easily into a carrying bag for transportaion, and the entire guitar weighs in at about 4 pounds. Even though it’s lightweight, the fretboard is built from durable mahogany wood, making it feel much more substantial than it looks.
A built-in custom stereo condenser microphone picks up the audio and relays it to an internal pre-amp and a headphone jack for portability. Sinsonido guitars and basses can be found over at Adirondack Guitars starting around $400 a piece.
Now all I need is a version that works with Rock Band, and I’ll be all set.