How do Miranda guitars differ from other travel guitars?
Miranda guitars are designed with the needs of
the serious acoustic guitarist and guitar student in mind. Our objectives
are to make your playing experience away from home as close as possible
to that at home, to provide for silent practice, and to
make your travel package as small as possible.
Many acoustic guitar makers offer travel guitars that are simply scaled-down
or small-body versions of their full-size guitars. These are usually
inexpensive and OK for a sing-along around the campfire. But they are
awkward to holdpracticing with them can do a lot more harm than
good. And, of course, they arent silent.
Travel guitars that incorporate components that simulate or approximate
the body of a full-size acoustic guitar are sometimes called frame guitars.
Miranda guitars are frame guitars, and there are several others of this
type available. Some employ removable tubes to simulate the edges of
a guitar body; one incorporates a single removable panel. The Miranda,
with its full-depth sides and heel, surpasses all of them; Miranda guitars
feel just right in any playing position. And the Miranda travel case
is the smallest of any.
quality is, of course, very important. Miranda's proprietary electroacoustic
technology delivers the sound quality you need.
We are often asked about the neck dimensions of Miranda guitars; particularly,
the width and thickness, which are compromised on other frame guitars.
Miranda guitars neck parameters are targeted to the midrange of
the quality acoustic instruments to which they correspond. Check our
Specifications page and compare the dimensions to those of your own
There are many more features that distinguish Miranda guitars over other
travel guitars. Call or e-mail us for additional information.
it feel solid?
Miranda guitars are based on a totally new principle
of construction that makes them feel as solid as an acoustic guitar.
Is it easy to put together?
Very easy, and fun too! Be a one-minute luthier.
How about battery life?
You will enjoy about 30 hours of playing before
the yellow light goes on to tell you that, even though the sound is
still great, it would be best to change the 9 volt battery soon.
Can a Miranda guitar be used as a performance instrument?
With a suitable amp and speaker, Miranda
guitars sound quite good . "Like a mic'ed acoustic guitar"
we are frequently told. A Miranda will satisfy many performance opportunities.
The tuning machines are underneath; how do you tune it?
Easily! Swing the guitar up on your right thigh,
facing right.Then, tune with your left hand while your right hand plucks
-- just as you do with a conventional guitar!.
Will the airlines accept a Miranda guitar as carry on?
Miranda's travel case meets the U.S. airlines'
carry-on size limitation of 45 inches (length + width + depth).
Other restrictions may apply on some international
flights, but exceptions are often made for musical instruments. Check
with your carrier before leaving. Although we cant predict future
changes in airline policies, we can say that we have never had, nor
heard of anyone having, a Miranda guitar refused as a carry-on.
Where can I go to try a Miranda travel guitar?
You don't have to go anywhere. We sell our guitars
directly they are not available through retail stores. However,
our return policy (see the Ordering page) enables you to try one in