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    Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

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    Taking your guitar on the road is a daunting proposition. A normal sized guitar is too big, and a travel guitar sounds too small. And a guitar is a delicate instrument. Blackbird Guitars has a solution to that conundrum, offering its $1600 Blackbird Rider travel guitar. It's a compact 2/3 size acoustic steel-string guitar made of carbon fiber, making it a featherweight 2.75 pounds. We were immediately captivated by its gorgeous good looks, but click Continue Reading to hear how it sounds:
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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    Not so sure about the gorgeous looks, but, wouldn't mind having one.
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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Not so sure about the gorgeous looks, but, wouldn't mind having one.
    Yeah it's pretty cool.

    And about the good looks, that thing is ugly. At least in the picture, it looks a bit nicer in the video... however, that's a weird angle to look at it from. Sounds good though.

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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    Sounded bright as expected. Hard to get much bass out of a little box.
    I have seen larger carbon fiber acoustic bodies before.But I've never heard one.
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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    I think I'll still stick to my half-acoustic Yamaha. It's worked well thus far.

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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    I'll stick to my plastic guitar that came with Rock Band
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    For $1600 I could buy a cheap tele to take with me to beat up and have enough left over to buy a good used one on the 'bay.

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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    I say go with the classics like a tele, strata, les paul, anything that looks like a guitar because that thing is just a mockery the true beauty that a guitar beholds.


    Besides I don't think I would want to play such a light-weight guitar.
    Personally I prefer a lil weight behind it.
    That doesn't look comfortable to play either.
    The body is obtrusive.
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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    I'd rather have this guitar

    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Blackbird Rider carbon fiber guitar is ultralight, physics-defying

    "gregair13" wrote:
    I'd rather have this guitar

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