This Japanese Foldable Guitar system comes complete with an amp. The whole thing is packed into a suitcase covered in vintage 50s-tyle tweed.
Japanese Foldable Guitar
Yuji Shimano has created a foldable guitar system that is contained within a tweed-covered briefcase that also houses a guitar amp and speaker.
The Japanese guitarist has made something that looks classic and sounds like a vintage electric guitar setup.
Potentially, this invention could make it the perfect travel guitar system for many musicians.
As the whole package fits into such a compact space guitarist could take it practically anywhere with ease. As the whole appears to be small enough to fit into the overhead locker on an airplane, it could be great for international travel as well.
I love that it contains everything you need to get an amplified electric guitar, including the guitar lead.
His guitar designs look very Fender-inspired and he has both a Stratocaster-like three single coil folding guitar and a more 1953 Telecaster-style two pickup model.
The Strat version even has a vintage-style tremolo/vibrato bridge for adding some shimmer to your chords and notes.
Have Guitar Will Travel
The whole folding system looks to be designed to add string tension once it is unfolded. Then once the player has the guitar out of the case and extended to full size, all they need to do is tune it up and plug it into the built-in amp,
Make sure to check out all his work via his Blues Walker site and YouTube channel. The work looks fantastic and sounds really good. Making it not just a gimmick, but a viable portable guitar rig with great tone.