The James Bond of travel guitars: meet the briefcase guitar – an all-in-one amp and foldable Strat that packs into a tweed carry case

The briefcase guitar and amp – built by Yuji Shimano
(Image credit: Yuji Shimano / YouTube)

We’ve seen a few travel guitars in our time, but nothing so elegant as this briefcase guitar – a complete setup of folding electric guitar and amp, all incorporated into an appealing tweed-covered carry case.

The instrument (spotted via is the invention of Sendai City, Japan resident Yuji Shimano (who builds and repairs instruments under the name Blues Walker). You can see Shimano demonstrate the briefcase guitar/amp setup and sound in the clip below.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.