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Old 25-03-2009, 21:43   #1
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Blackbird Carbon Fiber Guitar?

Has anyone splurged and bought one of these beauties yet? Seems like a great concept - no worries about moisture ruining your guitar. Small body to stow away easily.. the PERFECT accessory for any boat!

Before I talk myself into one... has anyone seen or played one of these?

Blackbird Guitars | Carbon Fiber Guitars | Carbon Fiber Travel Guitars

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Old 25-03-2009, 22:06   #2
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What is your warranty?

We guarantee our craftsmanship for two years. Also if you buy direct, you can try out the instrument for three weeks and return it if you are not satisfied for a full refund.
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Old 26-03-2009, 14:29   #3
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MV,
Who is "We"... ah, who are "We"...errrr, who be "we"? Are you a distributor, sales person, maker???
Also, if you haven't noticed, english isn't one of my strong suits.
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I apologize -- I was not clear at all. I took that information from their website. It is their warranty and you can find it under FAQ on their site.
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Old 26-03-2009, 14:46   #6
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I think I'd still rather have a Rainsong...
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Old 26-03-2009, 17:08   #7
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Looks pretty cool. As with any guitar, you definitely want to get your hands on it and play it to see if it sounds good before buying....
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Mark, Mark, Mark...those things cost nearly 2 grand.

Have you no boat projects you could throw your money into?

Lovely, though, I have to admit.


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Mark, Mark, Mark...those things cost nearly 2 grand.

Have you no boat projects you could throw your money into?

Lovely, though, I have to admit.


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Oh great - now the Admiral knows....

Hey - refit's over. Time to provision!

So - no one has played one of these? Was hoping to hear a first-hand review.....
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Haven't seen that one. It must be fairly new. Harmony Central doesn't even have a listing for Blackbird Guitars. I queried one of the forums. If I get some info I'll pass it along.

I have one of these:



Fabulous traveler.
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The Blackbird looks like a great guitar for a marine environment... hopefully someone makes a demo video on YouTube so that we can hear it.

For years I have been sailing with an all metal Dobro like this one . No issues with humidity or getting banged... but not exactly light.

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"Cruising World" magazine did an article on this guitar in December. A good freind of mine ,Don Mason, was given the guitar for a while to check it out and to be later interveiwed by the magazine. I talked with him about it and he seemed to genuinely like it. However Don is a typical "New Englander", frugal as hell, so I dont expect he will be shelling out $1600 anytime soon. Besides the boat he has lived on for the past twenty years is an old 50' power boat built by Elco for the Navy, and has plenty of room for a real guitar.
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Just got my ol Gibson back from haveing a new bridge installed so it will probably last another 60 years $200 in repairs is a lot more frugal than 2 gran for a new guitar
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Cruising killed my 70's Hohner guitar. It developed an incredible wave in it's top, and a split bridge too. The luthier said it would cost twice what it was worth to repair. As I'm refitting to cruise again, I had my heart set on a RainSong all carbon fiber guitar, but the new FULL SIZE Blackbird look pretty damn good too! Rainsong is prettier though...wish I could play them side by side, but these things dont grow on trees...
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Thanks for the replies. I may have to buy one and then post my own review

Or be sensible and go for a Luna Muse Parlor guitar for $300.

Decisions.... decisions....

I just don't want to trash my trusty Alvarez-Yari .....
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