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Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by FFGreen, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. FFGreen

    FFGreen Strat-Talker

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    Has anyone played or owned the brand name 'Composite Acoustics,' guitar. I would love a guitar not vulnerable to weather/humidity changes.
     
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  2. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Senior Stratmaster

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    My nephew was friends with one of the founders of CA, in Lafayette. He had the 000001 prototype at his house for some reason, and I got to play it.

    I tried to talk him into letting me abscond with it for safekeeping, and split the proceeds (if any) later.

    I was quite impressed with it’s tone. It sure didn’t sound like carbon fiber.
     
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  3. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Senior Stratmaster

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    I didn’t realize that Peavey had bought Composite Acoustics out!
     
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  4. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes. I did a Canadian tour using a Cargo model, and it was INCREDIBLE. The overtones were wonderful, the tuning stability was out of SIGHT, and it sounded totally awesome unplugged or plugged in. Just a WONDERFUL guitar.

    I sold it after that tour but wish I hadn’t. I’d like another one.
     
  5. FFGreen

    FFGreen Strat-Talker

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    TSims1,
    The Cargo , the smaller model, correct? If so, you found it provided the wonderful sound of a larger one?
     
  6. StevieMar

    StevieMar Strat-Talk Member

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    Yes. I have both a Cargo and an OX. Both great instruments.
     
  7. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-O-Master

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    I was completely unaware of carbon fiber acoustic guitars until this (oops - last) year. Now it’s all I own. There are a few brands out there - Peavy (who bought CA), McPherson, Rainsong, Emerald - there are one or two others I’m less familiar with. I learned about them and researched them on the Acoustic Guitar Forum, which has a subforum for carbon fiber. I have a couple of Emeralds, which are made in Ireland and only sold direct now. Amazing guitars. I’m never going back to wood - got rid of all of my room and case humidifiers - it’s liberating and they sound great. CA still makes fine guitars but you should check out more than one brand / model...

    -Ray
     
  8. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Why has this same thread appeared twice?
     
  9. syncopa

    syncopa Strat-Talker

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    So, I assume all here who have responded like the tone of composite acoustics? I play Parker Fly guitars and they took me a little to get used to. They do have a "cyborg" type tone to them when going from a normal wood S-type guitar, but you do get used to it. I also have a Parker P-6EB which is a small box acoustic that is awesome if you control yourself, otherwise it does tend to compress. I am currently looking for an 0 or 00 size acoustic, would anyone suggest a composite in this size?
     
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