Composite Acoustics Cargo ELE - Raw Carbon Fiber Top, Satin Back

6-string Acoustic Travel Guitar with Carbon Fiber Top, Back, and Sides; Carbon Fiber Neck; and Polymer Fingerboard - Raw Carbon Fiber
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Compact Acoustic Built for the Road

Tired of your guitar acting up because of the weather or climate? The innovative Composite Acoustics Cargo acoustic travel guitar replaces traditional woods with carbon fiber for a rock-solid guitar. Extreme temps and humidity don't affect the Cargo, giving you a guitar that is ready for any gig anywhere. The great-sounding acoustic tone is perfect for small gigs. Every Composite Acoustics guitar is Plek'd at the factory for a lifetime of perfect playability. If you're looking for an ultra-stable and reliable acoustic travel guitar, then you need to check out the Composite Acoustics Cargo!

Composite Acoustics Cargo Acoustic Travel Guitar at a Glance:
  • Plek setup from the factory
  • Modern, man-made materials create an ultra-stable instrument
  • Tailored acoustic guitar tone
  • Constructed with laser precision
  • A hassle-free guitar
Plek setup from the factory

In an effort to offer the best-playing, best-sounding acoustic guitars on the market, Composite Acoustics puts every one of their instruments through a computerized Plek Pro setup. The Plek system takes measurements of each guitar, perfectly levels and crowns each fret, and cuts the string nut at the ideal height and width for a perfectly set up instrument. And thanks to the carbon fiber construction, it stays that way with no variation.

Modern, man-made materials create an ultra-stable instrument

Acoustic guitars made from wood have always been plagued with temperature and climate issues. If it's too humid, your guitar sounds muddy, and if it's too dry, it can experience shrinkage and cracking. And let's not forget that hot and cold can also wreak havoc on your instrument. Composite Acoustics has eliminated all of these annoyances by building an acoustic guitar out of carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is a lightweight and super-strong material used for everything from Formula One race cars to airplanes. Besides being immune to climate and temperature issues, the strength of carbon fiber means you'll never have any "bellying" on the top or ever have to adjust your neck.

Tailored acoustic guitar tone

Another great aspect of the Composite Acoustics Cargo carbon fiber acoustic guitar is its sound. Whether you play it acoustic or electric, the Cargo has a great voice and tonality. Extensive design and testing has led Composite Acoustics to find the perfect formula for amazing acoustic sound. And since every guitar is created using exact tolerances, thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, they all have that killer acoustic voicing. The body and neck are created as a single piece, which gives the Cargo maximum tonal transfer. The top uses carbon fiber bracing to give you the perfect acoustic sound for any style of music. Even the bridge and saddle are precision made from carbon for maximum sound and vibration transfer.

Constructed with laser precision

Modern technology creates greener houses, smaller computers, and more economical cars, so why not a better guitar? Composite Acoustics utilizes the latest in modern production technology to build the Cargo acoustic guitar. These American-made guitars are built to extremely strict tolerances using CNC machines, CAD design, and laser-cutting devices that give you the perfect instrument. The Plek Pro fret-leveling process creates an outstandingly playable fretboard. You won't find a more precisely made guitar on the market than the Composite Acoustics Cargo. Every Composite Acoustics guitar comes with a lifetime warranty.

A hassle-free guitar

Traditionally constructed guitars need lots of care and babying from the elements and climate. The Composite Acoustics Cargo's unique carbon fiber build makes it impervious to weather and climate conditions. You won't have to worry about shrinkage, cracking, or expanding. In fact, you never have to oil your fingerboard or humidify a carbon fiber guitar. Carbon fiber is a stable and ultra-durable material, making it perfect for traveling musicians. The top of the Cargo won't split down the center in dry climates and won't warp or swell in wet climates. The reliability and stability of the Composite Acoustics Cargo is something we at Sweetwater know most guitarists will appreciate. You can keep it in your car all day long no matter what the temperature. The Composite Acoustics Cargo is perfect for camping, festivals, and any outdoor gig.

Composite Acoustics Cargo Acoustic Travel Guitar Features:
  • State-of-the-art guitar made from carbon fiber
  • Plek process creates an amazingly precise fretboard with optimal fret leveling
  • Great acoustic sound that won't change
  • 1-piece guitar body and neck for maximum vibration transfer
  • Carbon fiber is extremely rugged and impervious to climate and weather conditions
  • Easier to care for than traditional wooden guitars
  • Durable stainless steel frets
  • Carbon fiber nut and bridge
  • Precision 18:1 ratio tuners
  • Handcrafted in the USA by skilled technicians and craftsmen
  • Lifetime warranty
Get an extremely durable and rugged acoustic with the carbon fiber Composite Acoustics Cargo!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Cargo Travel
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right Handed
Color Raw Carbon Fiber
Top Wood Carbon Fiber
Back & Sides Wood Carbon Fiber
Body Bracing Integrated Top Bracing Technology (IBT)
Neck Wood Carbon Fiber
Fingerboard Material Proprietary Reinforced Polymer
Fingerboard Inlay Aluminum, dot
Number of Frets 21 medium stainless steel
Scale Length 22.75"
Tuning Machines Ultra Precision Tuning Machines (18:1 ratio)
Bridge Material Proprietary Carbon Composite
Nut/Saddle Material Proprietary Carbon Composite
Nut Width 1.75"
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Strings (.012-.053)
Case Included Deluxe Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 03011490

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Have owned mine for over five years and it has traveled the world, including white water rafting trips. Impervious to the elements, excellent sustain and bottom, unbelievable to most folks that have admired it. I am a classic country musician and have entertained audiences in Asia and Europe and here at home with this instrument with confidence. Small enough to fit in the overhead of aircraft. You will love this guitar, trust me. Gator makes a hard shell case that fits this well if you want more protection than the gig bag
Music background: Have played classic country music for many years
See also: Composite Acoustics, Composite Acoustics 6-string Acoustic Guitars