For anyone that knows me, there is no small irony in the fact that my first post here is going to be about a(nother) new guitar.
I don’t really have a need for a travel guitar other than having an acoustic that is smaller than anything I currently have, basically, I wanted a couch guitar. Owning a headless electric has shown me the benefits of a smaller instrument for noodling while watching guitar and gear videos or whatever passes for TV in my home.
But being a curious monkey the first thing I did was to look for something out of the ordinary to fit the bill in regards to my new couch guitar. That’s when I found out about Enya Music and the Nova Go range of carbon fiber acoustics. After a few demo videos and one objective review, I was sold. Here is a link to that review for anyone interested, not me btw, I have no affiliation.
So after trying to decide between the two available models, there are three in the range, I opted for the 100% analog, acoustic-only version. The other options are electro-acoustics with built effects, one of which is a “smart” guitar that is paired with an app. As I’ve just ordered it last night I have no first impressions yet but if I like it I plan to flip it and upgrade to the smart version. The only reason I didn’t go with the smart model first was simply because there were none to be found in Canada.
So that, for anyone making it this far, is how I came to buy myself this nifty little Enya travel guitar.
Carbon fiber and polycarbonate
23-1/8" scale length
35" overall length (my headless electric is only 31" overall)
Compensated bone saddle
1-5/8" nut width
D’Addario EXP16 12-53 strings
Zero fret with a radiused 20-fret fingerboard and a 14th fret body join
~3.5 lbs in weight
Soft side case or gig bag included, the gig bag seems to be the newer offering of the two