Composite Acoustics GX Grand Auditorium - High-gloss Carbon Burst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Carbon Fiber Top, Back, and Sides; Carbon Fiber Neck; Polymer Fingerboard; and Fishman Electronics - Carbon Burst
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Acoustic-electric Built Entirely from Carbon Fiber

Tired of your guitar acting up because of the weather or climate? The innovative Composite Acoustics GX acoustic-electric guitar replaces traditional woods with carbon fiber for a rock-solid guitar. Extreme temps and humidity don't affect the GX, giving you a guitar that is ready for any gig anywhere. The great-sounding acoustic tone is perfect for small gigs, and the Fishman electronics give you excellent plugged-in tone. 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-electric travel guitar, then you need to check out the Composite Acoustics GX!

Composite Acoustics GX Acoustic-electric 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
  • Fishman electronics give you plenty of sonic control
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 GX carbon fiber acoustic-electric guitar is its sound. Whether you play it acoustic or electric, the GX 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 GX 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 GX acoustic-electric 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 GX. 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 GX'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 GX 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 GX 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 GX is perfect for camping, festivals, and any outdoor gig.

Fishman electronics give you plenty of sonic control

You can shape the sound of your Composite Acoustics GX acoustic-electric guitar for virtually any scenario with Fishman's Prefix Plus-T electronics. You get control over volume, bass, treble, EQ contour, brilliance, phase, and notch filter, so you can get a great sound in any environment. A built-in tuner lets you tune before the gig and even onstage.

Composite Acoustics GX Acoustic-electric 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
  • Great plugged-in tone with Fishman electronics
  • Handcrafted in the USA by skilled technicians and craftsmen
  • Lifetime warranty
Get an extremely durable and rugged acoustic with the carbon fiber Composite Acoustics GX!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right Handed
Color Carbon Burst
Finish High Gloss
Top Wood Carbon Fiber
Back & Sides Wood Carbon Fiber
Body Bracing Performance tuned carbon fiber bracing
Neck Wood Carbon Fiber
Radius 14"
Fingerboard Material Proprietary Reinforced Polymer
Fingerboard Inlay Aluminum, dot
Number of Frets 20 medium stainless steel
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Ultra Percision Tuning Machines (18:1 ratio)
Bridge Material Proprietary Carbon Fiber
Nut/Saddle Material Proprietary Carbon Fiber
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Width 16.04"
Body Depth 4.68"
Electronics Built-in preamp
Strings Elixr Nanoweb Strings (.012-.053)
Case Included Hardshell case included
Manufacturer Part Number 03011220

Customer Reviews

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Electric guitar

Great guitar and carries a excellent tune

Overly Impressed

My sales rep at Sweetwater answered all of my questions and fully explained the material used to make this guitar as I was very interested just a bit concerned about sound with it not being wood. I'm Used to playing a Guild jumbo and a Gibson J45 so those are the times I'm comparing this to. When I recieved this guitar I was absolutely blown away at the tone, sustain, and clarity of this guitar. It plays and sounds like a high end guitar as it should. As a matter of fact, I did play a Taylor 714e before I decided on trying this guitar and I would say this actually sounds very similar to that. Electronics are very user friendly and sound great through the PA. A big thanks to my rep, Mark Bruhn, for all of your help and knowledge of the products!!
Music background: Live Solo Acoustic

my go to acoustic for gigging and traveling

I first played a CA at the Chet Atkins convention in Nashville approx. 4 years ago. I met the music shop owner at Artisan Guitars in Franklin TN and he was really praising these guitars. I was pretty impressed no doubt. Since then I have bought two and literally traveled the whole country with them on many gigs that include extreme climate outdoor gigs and mission trips. these guitars have NEVER FAILED ME. I just last night at a rehearsal refered to the CA as being NEAR PERFECT. I do think wood has more dynamic range yes but I will take my CA for the gig. The back of these guitars and the comfortable angles are amazing. Amazing NO neck joint. GET ONE AND ENJOY. Why not 5 stars? I would like a better neck angle. This would allow lower action on the upper frets. Now with that said. This guitar plays KILLER already. The guitar would play even better with a better neck angle. Thanks.
Music background: weekend warrior
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Composite Acoustics, Composite Acoustics 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Composite Acoustics Acoustic / Electric Guitars