Carbon fibre


The Bond guitar company was set up in Scotland in the early 1980s by English luthier Andrew Bond.  The company was established to produce the ground breaking Bond Electraglide model. The Electraglide was not a commercial success and the company stopped trading in 1986. Andrew Bond died in 1999

Blackbird Rider Nylon String

Blackbird Rider Nylon String front view

The Blackbird Rider Nylon String is a carbon fiber unibody acoustic classical guitar. The deviations from the classical design are immediately obivious: the carbon fiber construction, the body shape and the location of the sound hole. The top side of the oblong body attaches to the neck at the tenth fret, where the "Soundscoop" soundhole is also located. This arrangement is said to increase the volume of the instrument.

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The body and neck of the XOX Audio Tools Handle is a hollow sectioned carbon fiber monocoque. This ultra lightweight material is much stronger than wood and won’t bend or deform under high temperatures or humidity. The guitar won the "Good Design" 2006 award from Chicago Athenaeum Museum.

The 24 fret neck has a 12" radius and 25.5" scale length and a graphtech nut. Bridge is a Hipshot baby grand, fixed bridge. Pickups are 2 DiMarzio PAF Pros controlled by a 3 way pickup selector, a volume and a tone control.

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RainSong is an innovative acoustic guitar manufacturer currently based in Woodinville, Washington. The company makes high-end carbon fibre bodied acoustics and acoustic electrics. Their model include nylon string guitars, 12-string guitars, and a jazz archtop. Later models have a bi-directional weave and slightly better cosmetic appearance, due to changes in their carbon fibre production technique (which RainSong call Projection Tuned Layering). The production technique and materials mean that the outer skin of the guitar is very strong, and traditional internal bracing seen on wooden acoustics is largely unneccesary.

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