A travel size instrument that sounds like a full size guitar? Some might say “impossible!” but they would be mistaken. The Composite Acoustics’ Cargo is comfortable to play anywhere, from the forests of Oregon to the foothills of the Catskill mountains, and even in your favorite armchair. Finely appointed and incredibly durable, the Cargo is ready when you are. It easily fits airline overheads or anywhere space is tight. It's a portable guitar with the playability, sound and satisfaction of a full-size guitar.
All Composite Acoustically Tailored™ construction for ultimate tone, durability and versatility; they are impervious to climate for consistent performance, wherever you go. This guitar has a 22.75" scale length; 14 frets to the body Carbon fiber neck for consistent playability (no truss rod adjustments needed, ever!); proprietary carbon fiber bridge and saddle materials for maximum sound transfer; a rigid one-piece neck/body construction for long-term stability; 15 degree headstock pitch. This one comes with the L.R. Baggs Active Element pickup system. All Cargo have an offset sound hole with integrated top bracing technology™ (IBT™); ultra-precise tuning machines with an 18:1 ratio; each one is handcrafted in the USA by skilled technicians and crafts persons; each is made with a proprietary reinforced polymer fretboard with 21 medium stainless steel frets, and, as well, top dots & side dots. This one was ordered in the rather formal High-Gloss Solid White, but it is also available in the following high-gloss colors: Carbon Burst, Solid Red, Solid Blue, Solid Metallic Charcoal or in Satin Back RAW carbon fiber top finish.
The first thing one notices are the contrasting shades – the body and headstock are each stark white but the border around those areas appears from a distance to be jet black – however, up close one can see the three-dimensional effect of gray and black that makes up the carbon fiber/graphite composite. The effect, especially as amplified by the black nut and the completely black (i.e. the complete absence of light) neo-classical fingerboard with it’s intensely bright stainless steel frets, set against the black bridge with the black saddle and the black bridge pins, and finally there’s the induplicable visual velocity of the black, egg-shaped offset soundhole which pulls one in like the gravitational force from a black star. Inside and at the bottom of said orifice is a single, hidden, rotary volume control, singularly selected so that nothing breaks up the perfection of its ergonomically contoured and extra-terrestrially graceful sides and back.
Its precision tuners are black except for the gears, themselves, and they’re brass, the strap button the back of the guitar below the neck on the bass side is black and the tailpiece jack appears to be brass. This is one guitar that, without any doubt, will take your audience by surprise visually – and when you plug it in and play it all the conversation in the room will likely immediately cease.