The Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar claims to be the most rugged, all adventure, travel guitar. A claim that truly looks justified.
Recently we wrote about our favourite travel guitars so I was interested to see details of the Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar. This is truly a guitar that breaks the mould in terms of looks and materials used for construction. SO if you are looking for something different to accompany you on your travels then the Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar is well worth a look.
Built in Vermont the Alpaca was designed to be a go anywhere guitar. Constructed from carbon fiber, flax fibre and bio resins the guitar is designed to be durable and hardwearing without compromising on the sound quality. The company has strong environmental and sustainable roots hence the choice of raw materials and our constantly innovating to improve the look and sound of the guitar.
The guitar itself measures a compact 32.25″ x 11″ x 3.5″ and weighs in at a mere 2.9 lbs. This gives a very compact guitar ideal for the adventurous guitarist on their travels. The creators claim that the guitar is tough enough to take up Everest and so if there are any bold travelers out there looking to play guitar at the top of Everest then I am sure Alpaca would be keen to hear from you.
In terms of the technical specification the Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar doesn’t spare anything in attention to detail. The 24.75 ” scale length allows sufficient room for 20 frets and the radius of the neck is a comfortable 10″. The neck is headless so there is a Gotoh R4 locking nut at the head and the tuning machines are therefore at the bridge end of the guitar and are in house designed Alpaca pull tuners.
The Alpaca is certainly a high end travel guitar but has the sound been compromised in pursuit of innovative design? I would have to say, judging from the video below, which also explains how the guitar is made, that equal attention has been paid to the sound as to the looks.
For further details about the Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar check out the Alpaca website.
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