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Blue Eagle Guitars USA: Custom-Made Carbon Fiber Guitars — Video

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Blue Eagle Guitars USA began in 2002 when we were asked to refinish existing guitars. This started when my guitar instructor, Ray Bernard, had seen some of my hot rods and dragster restorations. Ray is a very experienced, 60-year jazz player. He played lead jazz guitar and did the arrangements for Vic Damone's band years ago. Ray also had his own TV show playing country and western guitar in Maine.

When Ray perused the car magazines, he was very impressed with the finishes on the collector cars and asked me what I could do with an old guitar of his to commemorate blues music. This started our guitar-refinishing business. The refinish of Ray's guitar was a big hit with the company that originally built the instrument. The company wanted to showcase the guitar at the NAMM show. That was soon dismissed by the director of marketing in Pennsylvania because that company could not reproduce that instrument's detail in quantities.

Soon after we acquired a federal registered trademark and started making our own carbon fiber jazz guitars. We realized after much research and development that these symmetrically shaped guitars were very well received by players of all types and ages.

These guitars are all constructed in Tucson, Arizona, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office (USPTO) registered with the serial number 76361553.

These hollow-body guitars are 60 and 80 thousandths thick; 100 percent Carbon Fiber/Hollow body Guitars; custom design; custom detail.

​Each guitar has a unique and sought-after design, delivering a magnificent sound with a fat, rich sustain. Only the finest hardware and electronics are utilized in every instrument.

​​Each guitar is designed with a solid neck and headstock with carbon fiber braces. The necks are all in one piece and are extremely strong, eliminating the truss rod and are not affected by weather changes. However, truss rods also can be added in with the carbon fiber braces if so desired, but this is not necessary. This is only an option included in your order.

Blue Eagle Guitars USA then bonds and bolts the one-piece neck and headstock to the wooden-braced, two-piece hollow body. The sound is amazing with or without amplification and has a quick, comfortable and responsive action.

Only the best, U.S.-made hardware is utilized, such as Seymour Duncan and Benedeto humbucking pickups. The tuning machines are Schaller, Grover, Steinberger or any other tuning machines requested.​​

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