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Old 12-12-2019, 02:08 PM
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Why do you folks think they aren't making a carbon fiber guitar that looks like it's made of wood or at least colored so? I'd seriously consider one if they didn't look so danged ugly.
Just my opinion, of course.

How cool would a carbon fiber OM be that actually looked like a spruce and mahogany OM?

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Old 12-12-2019, 02:14 PM
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Emerald guitars are made with a number of beautiful wood veneers. My 2018 X10 has a cocobolo veneer.
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:16 PM
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Emerald puts wood finishes on the tops of some of their guitars that look really nice. Rainsong also has some newer guitars with sunburst finishes that look a bit more like a traditional guitar.
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How cool would a carbon fiber OM be that actually looked like a spruce and mahogany OM?
As it turns out, pretty darn cool.......
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Welcome to the CF forum. Keep lookin' and you may find something appealing.

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Welcome to the CF forum. Keep lookin' and you may find something appealing.
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Emerald guitars can have a veneer top, but you will still see carbon fiber at the back and sides.

I guess the new Rainsong series was made with folks like you in mind. I hope this strategy is going to work out well for them.

Personally I prefer a guitar which does not pretend to be something it is not. Then again... I do own an Aristides electric with a marble finish.
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Donít forget about Blackbird guitars...El Capitan and Savoy
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Could HairPuller be pulling our legs?
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Why do you folks think they aren't making a carbon fiber guitar that looks like it's made of wood or at least colored so?
Others have provided several examples. I love what Emerald has done with the veneers, but I don't think I'd ever spring for the upcharge. CF loud and proud for me - I see no reason to disguise them.

And, FWIW, while I'm an Emerald fan and owner, I think the Rainsong 'black ice' finish is absolutely stunning.

Plenty of 'ugly' wooden guitars out there too
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Blackbird guitars sounds like exactly that you're looking for
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Could HairPuller be pulling our legs?
Thinking same thing..as a good nephew wood..I mean would
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Could HairPuller be pulling our legs?
Or, at least trying to get a rise out of us. So, does anyone think those Martin HPL black guitars are trying to look like carbon fiber? Since their HPL is essentially a "photograph" stuck to the top, back, and sides, I'm a bit surprised they haven't stuck a photo of CF weave on 'em.
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I honestly have never seen a CF guitar that looks even remotely like 000.

Now, I canít say Iíve done any research.

No leg-pulliní going on here!
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Or, at least trying to get a rise out of us. So, does anyone think those Martin HPL black guitars are trying to look like carbon fiber? Since their HPL is essentially a "photograph" stuck to the top, back, and sides, I'm a bit surprised they haven't stuck a photo of CF weave on 'em.
I owned one of those.... briefly. Reverb'd out about as fast as it came in. The verdict: Heavy. So so to play..... and using it to travel: VERY susceptible to climate change. It would rattle for hours when I got there.... Nope.
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