XOX Audio Tools: The Handle Carbon Fiber Electric Guitar
Update 10/9/18: It looks like XOX Audio Tools is no longer in business, so links have been removed to their site.
The first one up is the coolest carbon fiber guitar I could find. It's made by XOX Audio Tools, and they call the "The Handle":
The design was done by Peter Solomon, and the guitar is being called the most revolutionary electric guitar of our time.
The entire guitar is a single body where extra material is removed. With the use of carbon fiber, the guitar cannot be broken, so don't expect to smash it after your concert. The carbon fiber also adds a wider harmonic range and is very slim and lightweight. The first 100 guitars are a limited edition and only available through XOX Audio Tools. Expect to pay around $2,800. Here's a video I found of the guitar being used:
Gus: G1 Ten Silver Carbon Fiber Guitar
The next guitar on the list is a very limited edition one (only 10 were made) made by Gus Guitars. This specific edition guitar is called the G1 Ten, and it was specially made to celebrate the company's 10 year anniversary:
The guitar features a silver carbon fiber finish with a silver carbon laminated fingerboard. It also has turquoise carbon inlays and laser engraved 10th anniversary detailing with a serial number plate.
The G1 Ten also comes with a specially developed case that is a piece of art within itself. It is a form-fitting case that essentially cocoons the guitar into it:
The G1 Ten is by the most expensive on the list, coming in at about $10,000.
The WS3000 features an all-graphite body with no body braces. An all-graphite neck and epoxy fingerboard fabricated using RainSong's Performance Shape Casting as a single piece and no truss rod. There is a urethane UV protectant high gloss finish as well. Since graphite is used, there is almost no dampening. You can expect to spend about $2,300 for one of these.
New Millennium Acoustic Design Carbon Fiber Mandolin
A company by the name of New Millennium Acoustic Design makes a gorgeous carbon fiber mandolin:
NewMAD went with carbon fiber because of its strength, lightweight, and durability features. Carbon fiber is not affected by temperature extremes or moisture, issues that stringed instruments are used to. NewMAD offers your natural black/gray weave, but also yellow/black, blue/black, red/black, and green/black for a really unique look.
Expect to pay between $3,500 and $6,000 for one of these.
Blackbird Rider Carbon Fiber Guitar
We've already featured this on our block, so head over to that post to read more about it. The guitar features a unique design, lightweight (3lbs), an all-hollow design, and a rich sound. Expect to pay about $1,600.
Miller Instruments: Superstring G6 Carbon Fiber Electric Guitar
Miller Instruments offers their Superstring G6 carbon fiber electric guitar which is more of a standard style:
It's a two-piece guitar that gives off a very fat blue sound without using any pedals. You pick this one up for about $1,900.