Composite Acoustics Cargo ELE (Discontinued)

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 30+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$1,400
Composite Acoustics Cargo ELE
Composite Acoustics Cargo ELE

Since wood is easily affected by humidity and temperature, manufacturers like Composite Acoustics have moved to more robust and resilient materials like "Carbon Fiber".

The use of this light and sturdy material, combined with its one piece body-and-neck design makes the Cargo ELE a truly reliable acoustic guitar that can handle extreme weather, humidity and temperature changes.

But its not just about reliability because the carbon fiber material and its shape is designed to give the instrument a sound that's similar to traditional acoustics.

Finally, each Composite Acoustics Cargo Ele comes with an LR Baggs Active Element system which allows for genuine acoustic tones when plugged in.

Specifications:

  • Body Profile: Single Cutaway with Arched Back
  • Top: Carbon Fiber with Top Bracing
  • Back and Sides: Carbon Fiber
  • Neck: Carbon Fiber
  • Fretboard: Proprietary Reinforced Polymer 21-Frets
  • Scale Length: 22.75"
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Electronics: LR Baggs Active Element
  • Battery: 1 x 9V (Piezo Preamp)
  • Bundled with Gigbag: Yes
  • Total Length: 34.98"
  • Weight: 9.8 lbs

Pros

Even with its premium price tag, those who invested in the Composite Acoustics Cargo ELE have mostly good things to say. Most are impressed with its superb reliability, but its not just about being durable because many are just as impressed with how the instrument sounds both acoustically, and when plugged in. Build quality is also commendable according to most.

Cons

There are a few who are not too happy with some details, like the C shape neck being a bit flatter than usual. And this is not a guitar for purists, or for those who want something with traditional wood.

Overall

If you have the budget, or if you are willing to invest in a super reliable travel acoustic guitar then the Composite Acoustics Cargo ELE is for you.

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