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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Carbon Fiber Body

I've been reading that companies are starting to make guitars with carbon and carbon fiber. Anyone know how these sound? or where I can get one? or a person that can make a copy of my guitar in carbon fiber?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 03:40 AM
 
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www.gusguitars.com use carbon fibre bodies, and have gotten stunning reviews in the UK mags (and from a couple of people I know of who have 'em).
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 08:05 AM
 
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Wow... those are pretty wild. But they do look kinda like cartoon guitars.

Rainsong makes carbon fibre acoustics, which have received rave reviews. Original Steinbergers used a carbon/glass fibre blend, and Parkers also use carbon/glass fibres as an exoskeleton on the back of the guitar.

I haven't heard of anybody molding electric guitars entirely out of carbon fibre, though.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 11:21 AM
 
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Great materials,
terrible designs...
Ugliest fretmarks ever
Tubarão
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 11:29 AM
 
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http://www.rainsong.com/

These guys have been making killer carbon fiber guitars for years. Unique looks and great tone & sustain.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 12:56 PM
 
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yeah, right number of strings on that thing, though.

A friend of mine (posts here as Devine sometimes) has a Rainsong that I've spent some time playing... It's got a VERY clear tone. Very modern, very expansive, very deep... It doesn't have much of that "woodiness" to it that most people dig in vintage guitars, and I'd need to think before buying this as my only acoustic, but then again, that's sorta the point- it's not supposed to sound like your dad's Gibson acoustic.

It's also very even across the fretboard.

Tonally, this is more Michael Hedges or Steve Vai than Muddy Waters or Leadbelly- I wouldn't buy one of these to play blues on, but if you're doing solo acoustic or acoustic soloing and lookign to push some musical boundaries, this is a great guitar to do so with.

Think of it as maybe an exaggerated Taylor.

Oh, and it's a GREAT guitar for detuning, incidentally...

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 02:30 PM
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Are they insanely light or something? Carbon fiber parts for mountain bikes are used cause they are really light. Is this the same carbon fiber for guitars?
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 02:32 PM
 
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Original Steinbergers used a carbon/glass fibre blend,
They are the only Carbon/glass fibre blend guitars that I have tried (They are also in my top 3 all time favourite guitars!!)

The newer steinbergers are better if you wanta slighty more 'woody' tone (they use a moses blend which are way more woddy than the originals) IMO the old ones are better because If I wanted a woody tone wouldn't you get a all solid wood guitar??? The older ones seem to be brighter and clearer and 'snappier' Its a lovely sound.

I have heard amazing things about Gus guitars the only things I have heard that are bad are:
They look ugly (opinions)
The tubing is cold!!!

Freak
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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it's light and strong yes, but it also has great audio qualities as well aparently.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 03:43 PM
 
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Ugliest fretmarks ever
I dunno, some people like 'em
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 06:19 PM
 
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Forget the inlays those are awesome guitars! Way to go thinking outside the stratbox, gus guitars! (as I go back to my all-wood guitar collection )
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 09:47 PM
 
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Ugliest fretmarks ever
I dunno, some people like 'em

OMG!!!
The best player with the ugliest bass... quality anyway.
Tubarão
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 11:11 PM
 
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I kind of like this design, and the fretmarks...
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 11:13 PM
 
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I don't mind the design so much. But i would want smaller, less dorky knobs and no fretboard inlay.
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 11:14 PM
 
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riight

I'll stick to Parker.
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