The El Capitan Ekoa Guitar is Made of High Performance Composites

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jan 23, 2015
References: blackbirdguitar & gizmag
The El Capitan Ekoa is an acoustic guitar, constructed by Blackbird Guitars, that is the first guitar to be made from Ekoa -- a high-quality composite made of low-density linen. The instrument was unveiled at the National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim, California.

This small jumbo acoustic guitar offers players a tone and vibe reminiscent of guitars made from vintage wood. The use of natural fiber composite offers dual-direction stiffness, which ensures that players can enjoy "unmatched ynamic response, old-school feel and a worry-free playing experience."

The El Capitan Ekoa features a double-top soundboard on its unibody back, a 20-fret neck, head stock and plate all made from Ekoa. Its hollow 25.5-inch scale neck is reinforced with carbon-steel trussrod. It will be available from March for just short of $3000.