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This is the guitar of the future

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You don't have to wait for this because it's available now.

Other than the fact the above guitar looks futuristic, what makes it "guitar of the future" is that part of the body is made from carbon fiber. If you think it's ridiculously expensive, think again. And if stock runs out for that particular example, there are plenty more to go around including a few that have 100% carbon fiber bodies. Some even have a touchscreen built into them like this one. Carbon fiber is here and absolutely not going away...

...which is why I call it the guitar of the future. It's only a matter of time before Fender releases a major model as a regular production run guitar made from this material. Yes, this means there will be "Fender Carbon Stratocaster" where the only actual wood on the guitar will be the neck and nowhere else. And it won't be a highfalutin custom shop model either.

Now to be clear, Fender technically has crafted a carbon fiber Strat... sort of. There was the Stratocaster 1 from a few years back, but that was a collaboration between Fender and Saleen and totally a highfalutin custom shop thing.

I do wonder when Fender will make the leap, commit to the fiber and just go for it.

Am I saying they should go all-in with fiber and dump all the wood body guitars entirely? No, of course not.

What I am saying is that there are other guitar makers right now making carbon fiber guitars (some for years!) you can buy today... and Fender doesn't have one.

They should.

A darned good place to start would be the Acoustasonic model. If there's anything in the Fender lineup that would take well to carbon fiber, it's that one.

Published 2023 Dec 14

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