Ferrari Guitar

Blackbird Guitars releases a Ferrari version of the Rider Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar   25-Nov-09

Ferrari Guitar
Ferrari Formula 1 driver, Philipe Massa, plays an A flat tyre chord

Blackbird Guitars has released a Ferrari version of their Rider Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar. Here's their press release...
San Francisco - Inspired by the technology, style, and spirit of the famed Italian "supercar" manufacturer, Blackbird Guitars' brings you the limited-edition Ferrari-branded "Rider". The ultra-rare Ferrari Blackbird guitars were sold at Ferrari Stores worldwide and signed by F1 drivers Philipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen. Based on Blackbird Guitars' high-performance Rider travel guitar, it is the first instrument fit for the Ferrari namesake. Like Ferrari, it is a study in superlatives--among the most resonant, durable and lightest guitars in the world. The Rider travel guitar is compact enough to fit in the trunk of a sports car, but it plays and sounds like a much bigger instrument. It looks like nothing else on the market: sleek, black carbon fiber speaks to the high-tech materials and construction while the exclusive Maranello Red interior, accented red A string, and Ferrari Scuderia emblem highlights the passion of world-class Italian motoring.
Blackbird Guitars blends traditional guitar-making with design and construction inspired by Formula 1 race cars. The guitar features a one-piece, hollow neck, carbon fiber construction--and a unique sound port at the head directly influenced by F1 race car design. The high-performance Ferrari pedigree is more than just show--designer and Blackbird founder Joe Luttwak worked for the storied car manufacturer in Maranello, Italy. This experience laid the foundation for this thoroughbred of a guitar, inspired by Ferrari's unque commitment to technology, style, and performance. "Great acoustic guitar construction, like great race car construction, benefits from stiff and ultra light materials. Using carbon fiber, like Ferrari's Formula 1 race cars, for the guitar's uni-body design produces an instrument that sounds better and is much more durable than any travel guitar available today. Many ideas for Blackbird Guitar's models were inspired by my time at Ferrari, and it's wonderful to make a model that honors their unparalleled technology, ingenuity and success."
All Blackbird Rider models are built for the road with a virtually indestructible carbon-fiber body that is less than two-thirds the size of a standard acoustic, but has nearly an equivalent tone--so players no longer need to compromise tone for portability. Each Blackbird Rider is beautifully hand-crafted, with the carbon fiber expertly constructed to balance tone, weight and strength.
The first run of the exlusive Ferrari guitar series is now sold out, but Blackbird Guitars is accepting special, custom orders on the Rider model. Blackbird Guitars are made in San Francisco by a small team of luthiers by the Bay. The world's best travel guitars, the Rider steel and Rider Nylon, now start at $1499. The Blackbird family also includes the larger Super OM.
Key Features:
  • Exceptional Carbon Fiber strength and environmental stability
  • Hollow neck with Stereo Sound Port® in head of the guitar
  • Asymmetric Acoustic Design® with off-set sound-hole
  • Ultralight for enhanced sound, comfort and balance
  • 3D sculpted back for improved comfort, access and strength
  • Optional Fishman electronics
Pricing and Availability:
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    17 Comments... Comments are closed while we transition to Disqus

    Guitarist    Said...

    Just horrible looking guitar!

    26-Nov-09 01:52 AM

    Hendrix    Said...

    Voi vidu mikä banjo!

    26-Nov-09 05:31 AM

    Musician    Said...

    Just ugly

    26-Nov-09 06:14 AM

    Slash    Said...

    Ugly and expensive as hell..

    26-Nov-09 06:35 AM

    as kimi is out    Said...

    ferrari sucks

    26-Nov-09 06:38 AM

    Tomppa    Said...

    Aika karmee banjo onkin

    26-Nov-09 07:06 AM

    Boo!    Said...

    Boo! Boo! Boo!

    26-Nov-09 07:33 AM

    Appalled    Said...

    It looks like a Soviet era plastic toy guitar.


    26-Nov-09 08:09 AM

    Unf***ingbelievable    Said...

    Do you REALLY think someone's gonna buy those??? :O


    26-Nov-09 08:52 AM

    Nick B    Said...

    Well it is a Ferrari brand, I mean no one would ever expect it to be cheap right? simillar thing was done with BMW mountain bikes and the like, lots of extra cash for something that matches your car - if you have a Ferrari, the price is not likley to bother youq

    26-Nov-09 08:54 AM

    Sini    Said...

    It's FELIPE Massa, not Philipe...

    26-Nov-09 10:10 AM

    Guitarist    Said...

    This is the definition of bullshit.

    26-Nov-09 03:05 PM

    Jarkko    Said...

    Who cares about the looks if it sounds good and is good to play.

    27-Nov-09 02:26 AM

    Steve    Said...

    Ferrari sure knows how to build beautiful cars... but that guitar is just plain ugly!

    27-Nov-09 07:39 AM

    jorgeb    Said...

    I played this at NAMM and its surely the best sounding travel guitar

    28-Nov-09 09:31 AM

    Arttu    Said...

    WTF ? It's like a Porsche Cayanne. -For people with more money than a sence of style.

    02-Dec-09 03:36 AM

    Frank    Said...

    I have a Ferrari guitar I bought in 1970,can you tell me anything about it,value,etc?

    02-Jul-14 11:51 AM

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