Debuted at the recent 2022 NAMM Show, the Rising-G Pro Acoustic guitar uses a new carbon fiber material that has been tested to be close to the physical properties of high-end acoustic guitars that are made from tone woods.
Carbon fiber is very rigid and the Rising-G uses Japanese T700 carbon fiber panels for the top and another carbon material for the body. It has a three-piece neck design with a HPL (high-pressure laminate) with an ebony fretboard. But unlike a traditional guitar, this guitar will not deform or crack with temperature and humidity changes. Making it an excellent travel guitar.
The internal bracing structure was developed for even vibration transmission between the strings/neck and the body for a balanced tone through the entire frequency range. This guitar is said to have a bright sound with a rich low end.
I liked that the carefully designed sound hole is at the upper bout of the body and projects sound well out to the audience (and a microphone placed there) and also sounds and feels good to the player.
Pricing to be announced with acoustic/electric versions also coming.