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Old 10-12-13, 05:38 AM   #1
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Making the Switch to Carbon Fibre

Well, I thought some might find this interesting. I had a gentleman contact me wanting to know If i could build him one of my guitar models with a Carbon Fibre look. As it so happens, I know some guys at a high end restoration shop & they have a Carbon Fibre dept. So one thing led to another & the order happened. the guitar is in paint right now. Here are a few pics.





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Can you dial it up to 400 watts and have it asplode?
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As in the other thread, 11 is the limit. Hendrix would have set it on fire, though. So, there is hope!
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It is a pretty instrument!

I realize this will be an electric guitar but I wonder what the acoustic quality of CF would be and how weave and layering would effect it.
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It is a pretty instrument!

I realize this will be an electric guitar but I wonder what the acoustic quality of CF would be and how weave and layering would effect it.
I've heard a few. Wasn't impressed. The resonance of carbon is pretty stiff & cold. Wood is pretty tough to beat for an acoustic instrument. A nice spruce/cedar/pine top with a hardwood back & sides can really be perfection, if built right. Maybe someday they'll come up with a viable replacement.
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That's a sharp guitar. Looks great, nicely done. Good job on the even lay of the fabric over that curvy surface.

If someone were to build a solid body CF guitar, I'd expect it to have amazing long sustain but a thin sound. Might work for some things.

For an acoustic, I think we might look to the Ovation/Applause guitars. They have a unique sound which seems to be a love it or hate it kind of thing. CF would be a little different from Ovation's composite body, but I think similar in concept.
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Really cool. I wonder what the CF's resonance properties and whatnot are like... if you could build an acoustic out of it with the right molds, proper thickness, etc.
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I wonder what the CF's resonance properties and whatnot are like... if you could build an acoustic out of it with the right molds, proper thickness, etc.
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.......does the guy who ordered it want it built up with DI2 ?
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