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Old 04-15-2019, 01:40 PM
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I have a rainsong jazz guitar. It's brilliant. Two emg mags and a piezo in the bridge.
Typical L5 type shape. Not particularly slim or light though.
Lovely neck of course.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:36 AM
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Not strictly CF... but Flaxwood produces guitars "from a natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic through a patented injection moulding process".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaxwood_Guitars

Guitar models: http://www.flaxwood.com/models/

One of my compatriots - who can actually play - has been posting clips on Youtube. For example:


(Flaxwood Liekki guitar, Zoom ms-50g auto-wah, Mad Professor Royal Blue, Laney IRT Pulse, Garageband, Two Notes plugin)


(Flaxwood Liekki guitar - Mad Professor Royal Blue Overdrive - Laney IRT Pulse - Apogee One - Garageband - Two Notes Torpedo Wall of Sound plugin)

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Old 04-16-2019, 11:26 AM
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Default CF solid body electrics...

I would love a solid body Emerald with locking tuners, a non locking trem on ball bearings, two DiMarzio hum buckers, and piezo. Something very close to a MusicMan Petrucci but made of carbon fiber. I haven't inquired about this sort of build with Emerald yet as I'm not sitting on thousands of dollars. Maybe someday... I know they had that small run of the really high end Vai inspired electrics but they were ten grand I believe. (Who can drop ten freaking grand on a guitar? wow. I bet they are nice though!)

Although Vigier make fantastic wooden guitars, they have a graphite reenforced neck. One of my instructors in college owned one and toured with it all over the world multiple times and said it was solid as a rock. They are really expensive though and they don't offer a model with piezo otherwise I would have purchased one years ago. He let me play it once and they are certainly worth the money. (Approx $3k to $4.5k.)

There are quite a few companies that have made or do make carbon fiber electrics. I'll drop some links in my next post. A lot of them seem to have gone under though or info is very scarce...
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:43 AM
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Here is a partial list of companies that offer carbon fiber/composite guitars. (Three of the companies I had in the back of my mind appear to have gone under so no links.)

Status offer electrics according to their site but all I'm finding are basses...

http://www.status-graphite.com/

https://aristidesinstruments.com/

https://www.millersales.de/

http://www.hathawayguitars.com/
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:49 PM
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The original Parker Fly Deluxe guitars had wood cores with exoskeleton as described in the wikipedia page:

It is made from a carbon fibre/glass/epoxy composite material that is thinner than the paint finish. The same composite also comprises the fretboard material.

I would assume that they would be relatively immune to changes in humidity and temperature compared to a traditional electric guitar, as the wood body and neck are enclosed by the finish.
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:19 PM
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Here is a partial list of companies that offer carbon fiber/composite guitars. (Three of the companies I had in the back of my mind appear to have gone under so no links.)

Status offer electrics according to their site but all I'm finding are basses...

http://www.status-graphite.com/
Give Rob Green @ Status a call, he's a nice guy. I owned a couple of his CF basses back in the day, and always got compliments about their tone from producers. Rob's instruments, were at the time, the only alternative to Steinberger. Other companies had fooled around with CF necks, but Ned Steinberger was the first to produce an all CF composite instrument?



And in context...

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Old 04-16-2019, 02:30 PM
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The original Parker Fly Deluxe guitars had wood cores with exoskeleton as described in the wikipedia page:

It is made from a carbon fibre/glass/epoxy composite material that is thinner than the paint finish. The same composite also comprises the fretboard material.

I would assume that they would be relatively immune to changes in humidity and temperature compared to a traditional electric guitar, as the wood body and neck are enclosed by the finish.
...and your 'assumption' would be correct.

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Old 04-16-2019, 05:05 PM
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This has been an incredibly informing thread. I had no idea that there were so many CF electrics loose in the world. The thread also reveals the limited nature of my preference.

I've played many of the electric types noted, in their wooden form, but have come to prefer a type not generally mentioned in this thread, a minor byway, a thin, hollow-bodied instrument.

My favorite all-time electric was the Danelectro U2. My thinking regarding the X7 thin-bodied electric produced by Emerald was somewhat based on my Dan experience. The U2 was light, but still had body. The 2 had a fast, easy to play fret board and simple but effective electronics.

It appears, from this thread, that I may prefer a very small market preference.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:44 PM
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A few from Reverb:

https://reverb.com/item/11182453-fib...archtop-guitar

https://reverb.com/item/7663196-taur...on-hollow-body

https://reverb.com/item/14524821-ele...k-carbon-fiber

https://reverb.com/item/11496773-xox...lic-gold-clear

I know the Fibertone is in current production (their website showed up in another thread here, somewhere... and I'm sure it's searchable), and that they do custom orders. Not sure about the others.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:43 AM
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I really like the look of Taurr. Unfortunately, I'm pursuing nylon sound, so most of the electric guitars noted on this thread do not match my desire.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:57 PM
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I really like the look of Taurr. Unfortunately, I'm pursuing nylon sound, so most of the electric guitars noted on this thread do not match my desire.
Too late, it's SOLD!

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Old 04-17-2019, 03:04 PM
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Not CF, but I could live with the Kirt Sand Mahogany Model with the Barbera pickup. I'd have to sell a bunch of guitars in order to come up with the $6500 price. I suspect a 1thin-bodied 10E would be a pretty close match to the Sand. I'm going to have start pressuring Alistair.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:37 PM
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Not CF, but I could live with the Kirt Sand Mahogany Model with the Barbera pickup. I'd have to sell a bunch of guitars in order to come up with the $6500 price. I suspect a 1thin-bodied 10E would be a pretty close match to the Sand. I'm going to have start pressuring Alistair.
Let us know how that "pressuring" thing works for you.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:16 PM
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Captain;

I'll just tell Alistair that the order is from Kramster--might even get it personally delivered. I'll try begging and whining a lot at first. Other than that, I suppose money counts in Ireland.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:09 PM
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Captain;

I'll just tell Alistair that the order is from Kramster--might even get it personally delivered. I'll try begging and whining a lot at first. Other than that, I suppose money counts in Ireland.
My experience with the Irish side of my family has been that begging and whining may get you something... but it won't be what you wanted.

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