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Carbon fiber collapsible archtop

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Urban, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Urban

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    My friend local guitar builder here in Slovenia Rok at Fibertone guitars has just made this collapsible acoustic archtop and called me to do a little sound test before sending in to the customer who will use it when travelling as it fits to the airplane overhead compartment in its dedicated custom case.

    He designed it the way is very easily put together in just a few minutes and the carbon construction hold perfectly no matter how many times you put it apart.

    I don't own or play any acoustics, but that one plays and sounds very nice. Really pleasant rhythm sound for my swing style.

    What do you guys think of the sound? I rarely record acoustic guitars, but I think my Shure SM57 really captured the sound nicely.

     
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    Sounded really good to me!
     
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    Where'd he get that Tone Carbon? :D
     
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    I think I'm interested! Send the details of your friend's company along!
     
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    Little less bass, less warm woodiness and fullness as I am used to with my Gibson L7. Reminds me a bit of a Maccaferri Selmer guitar with that fast attack.
     
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  6. Urban

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    Feel free to send him an email at [email protected]

    I’m sure he’ll answer all your questions!
     
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    Cool idea! Seems a little light on bass response but that's over laptop speakers. That's a really great idea

    Website is here: https://fibertone-guitars.com/

    I remember this guy posting in the jazz guitar forum. It's not clear what they cost.

    Wood is great, a natural material with a centuries-long tradition. But if we can make instruments that sound good without the relative disadvantages of wood, great.
     
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  8. Urban

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    maxvintage, yes, they have many pics on the website. And Rok, the main guy, is very nice guy, he always takes time to answer everything.
     
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    Here's the second video, I played my original tune "Radio Rag".

     
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    urban django you've created your own genre :)
     
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    Headless jazz guitar. I like it. But how do those classical jazz players accept change?

    Suggest to your friend he uses a thumb wheel knob to bolt the neck, so no tools required. Supply both so a user has an option.

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    Yes, headless jazz guitar is quite a change. That was a commission work, as it needed to fit in as small case as possible for travelling and to fit airplane overhead.
     
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    that thing is frickin pimp bro :cool:
     
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    Sounds like a quality archtop jazz style guitar. Smooth but bright top end, fast attack, nice rhythm chord chop tone. Nice playing demonstrating the tone. With that shirt you are wearing you could probably be appointed head of the blues police in several American cities as that is a cut above your typical bowling shirt you see at the societies here.

    The SM57 is a great microphone on just about any source but I think a good condenser would've given a little more body to the sound in the video. Still damn nicely done. My only complaint is the case it comes with should have a couple spots for a bottle of Jim Beam and some playing cards for a blues or jazz man's downtime activities.
     
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    Thats so cool! Is it Gibson scale length?
     
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    gotta say I like it
     
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    Thanks, guys!

    VonBonfire, I only own SM57 as I usually usually record electric guitar, thanks for the suggestion!

    branbolio, I really don't know what the scale is to be honest.
     
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