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Carbon Fiber Guitar

Carbon fiber, ebony

Curious about the structural, aesthetic, and acoustic properties of carbon fiber, a Zachary Jenkins (a classmate at RISD) and I decided to design and build a carbon fiber guitar in the spring of 2011. Carbon fiber parts are lightweight, very strong, and do not crack with moisture or temperature change. Therefore this is an ideal material for use in instruments that have to travel and endure wear and tear during their lifetime.

Although we were very pleased with the sound quality and aesthetic results, there were a number of issues which make the guitar underpar with consumer expectations. I built Guitar II last summer, addressing these structural and form issues.

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Anna Dooley
Senior at the Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI