Beautifully handcrafted in the USA of the highest quality materials, the Vagabond was designed in 1981 by musician and luthier Kevin Smith. Sold around the world the Vagabond is a versatile, dynamic, lightweight alternative to a full size guitar. Small, yet it has a full rich sound. It can be amplified and played on stage. The Vagabond was designed as a travel guitar, is easily stow-able, and comes with a rugged protective bag. It is renowned for fine fretwork and precise intonation, a perfect marriage of size and function.
What started as a "travel guitar" turned into so much more, with Neil Young, Jill Sobule, Phish and Michael Gordon. The Vagabond's surprising full, clear sound rings out on stage with no feedback. In the studio, it is versitile for laying down foundation tracks, or with effects for distinctive leads
This is a frequent quote we get about the Vagabond: "I have many high end Taylor and Martin guitars and like the Vagabond's unique sound and playability. It is the guitar I reach for."
Take a road test and experience the pleasure of owning a Vagabond Travel Guitar. Pick your model and options, and we will promptly ship you a vagabond set up with easy playing action. If you have any special requests in this area, we are happy to accommodate you. Take up to 10 days to fall in love with the Vagabond. If by some chance you are not delighted with your purchase, simply return it in the same condition in which you received it, for a full refund of you invoice total, including our regular shipping charge, express shipping is at your option.
In many ways, this is still the most referenced Vagabond video. Neil Young received his first Vagabond at his Bridge School benefit (he now owns four).
We never know what Jill will do next! Here she is jammin' at Ted Talks with a bemused Herbie Hancock!
Mike Gordon talks about Neil Young, Phish, Vagabonds, climbing trees, colors, and his custom built black Hobo.
Mike has described the Vagabond: "Who knew that this would be the Funk Machine from hell"
Our Friend Buzz Holland (aka Frank Goodman) made this cool demo of his Hobo for us. Some of the facts may be off geographically, but the sound is right on. Note that the Hobo is not plugged in, to show its natural sound