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Blackbird Rider Steel String PTV

Blackbird Rider Steel String PTV

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Big Sound, Small Body: Whether you are trekking, sailing, on stage or in the studio, the Blackbird Rider performs and is the best travel acoustic made. The resonance-driven design features a proprietary hollow neck and head, one–piece carbon fiber construction, providing a seemingly physics-defying, full and balanced tone with strong bass, clear mids and crystalline trebles as well as uncanny sustain.

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Big Sound, Small Body: Whether you are trekking, sailing, on stage or in the studio, the Blackbird Rider performs and is the best travel acoustic made. The resonance-driven design features a proprietary hollow neck and head, one–piece carbon fiber construction, providing a seemingly physics-defying, full and balanced tone with strong bass, clear mids and crystalline trebles as well as uncanny sustain. Leave your nice wooden guitar at home because the big sound, small body Rider is nearly indestructible, unaffected by humidity, ultra-light, and compact— but has full-size loudness and richness.

ABOUT BLACKBIRD GUITARS
Blackbird Guitars was founded by Joe Luttwak and Kyle Wolfe and now includes fellow designer Troy Stevens. After years searching for a compact guitar actually worth bringing along for the ride, all they could find was thin sounding and fragile. Eventually they realized that none of the established companies would tackle this problem so they decided to do it themselves. It started innocently enough with the typical design process: produce as many ideas as possible and prototype them. It helped having all the latest tools such as three-dimensional CAD (computer-aided design), computer controlled laser cutters and routers as well as advanced materials such as carbon-fiber, and structural foams. Also, being based in the San Francisco Bay Area meant access to many of world's great steel-string luthiers who consulted and encouraged the project along. It quickly became clear that their non-traditional backgrounds were resulting in radically new directions. The result is part mountain dulcimer and part F1 race car that harmoniously balances technology with traditional craftsmanship. All Blackbird Guitars are built in their shop in San Francisco overlooking the Bay.

Typecompact 2/3 size acoustic
Constructiondurable and stable carbon fiber
Resonance cavitiesdriving hollow neck and head with sound port
WeightUltra-light at 2.75 lbs and not neck-heavy
Scale lengthfull 24.5"
ElectronicsFishman Matrix Infinity
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