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Returning from lock down 22 May 2020   It's fair to say that 2020 has been a challenging year so far. Eveyone has had to come to terms with Covid-19 in their own ways. We count ourselves lucky to have only been inconvenienced by it and not directly affected by the tragedy unfolding around the world.With that said, as a small family business, that inconvenience has been keenly felt. Before the lock down, Snap Dragon Guitars was in the process of moving to a new location and starting work on some exciting new models. However, with the escalation of the pandemic, we were forced to shut down our production...

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Anyone who travels regularly with their guitar would have read – with mild horror – the experiences of Dave Davies (he of Kinks fame) last December. This is a man who has very successfully made his living playing the guitar. Millions of people know his name. Millions more know his music. And yet in December ’17, BA insisted that he stow his guitar in the hold. It’s the thing that every guitar player dreads when booking a flight, and few of us mortal folk are in the position to purchase an additional seat for our beloved instruments – even should...

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Travel guitars take care of most logistical concerns of ramming a guitar into your boot along with all your other travel gear, Snap Dragon Guitars offer folding versions of almost every style of guitar, with some taking up just centimetres of space. However, there are other things that you should think about when heading out on the open road. 1: The weather. Extreme temperatures are not good for guitars. If you’re travelling in spring or autumn, this probably won’t be an issue. But in summer and winter your guitar might suffer. Heat and cold can both dry a guitar out....

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When we settled on Snap Dragon as the name for our company, we knew folding travel guitars wouldn’t necessarily be the first thing to spring to mind. Snapdragons in one form or another have been around for centuries. You may know the elegant and colourful flowers that ‘snap’ back into their distinctive dragon’s head shape after being gently squeezed, or even the obscure parlor game played at Christmas where daring participants pluck and eat floating raisins from a bowl of flaming brandy (the trick is to get the flaming fruit into your mouth before it burns your fingers or singes your...

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Travelling with your guitar brings no end of pleasure. If you’re on the road for work, it gives you that much-needed headspace at the end of the day. If you’re travelling for leisure, then what better way to spend your down-time than playing guitar? And the beauty of owning a folding travel guitar is that it’s no sweat to take it with you wherever you go. It’s perfectly playable, but can fold away to become completely compact, what more could you want? There is one slight problem though, and it’s an issue with all guitars, not just travel instruments: sweat. If you’re...

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