Elixir Strings to travel the world with Blackbird Guitars

Blackbird Guitars has teamed up with Elixir Strings to outfit the latest version of the company’s Super OM guitar. Designed for players seeking robust guitars that can be used in a variety of settings ranging from typical indoor stage concerts to performances on the docks of Antarctica, Blackbird Guitars have traveled the world over.

During a sailing trip through the Mediterranean Sea, co-founder, guitar player, and songwriter Joe Luttwak pined for a guitar to accompany his adventure on the high seas; it was then that the concept for Blackbird Guitars was born. Searching for years for guitars to bring on their outdoor adventures, Luttwak and co-founder Kyle Wolfe were inspired to build instruments that would be versatile enough to be used in the studio, on a hiking trip through the woods, or at a concert at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

Like all Blackbird Guitars, the full-size Super OM acoustic guitar is built from carbon fiber materials which allow the instrument to be incredibly durable. When looking for the proper strings to complement the guitar line, the company selected acoustic 80/20 bronze light gauge Elixir Strings with NANOWEB® Coating. Elixir Strings provides the resiliency and sturdiness for which Blackbird Guitars strives.

Compared to traditional guitar strings, Elixir Strings use an ultra thin NANOWEB Coating to prevent oxidization and corrosion, which afford players throughout the world the extended lifespan they desire. This feature is especially important to Blackbird Guitars, which have traveled by air and by sea from North America, to Asia; from Europe to Australia; and everywhere in between.

While the feel of the NANOWEB Coating provides players with a more enjoyable playing experience, the strings do not compromise tone. With Elixir Strings, players still enjoy the playability, bright tone, and punch of non-coated strings.

Designed to be the most resonant and responsive instruments possible, all Blackbird Guitars include a hollow neck and head, and are made of carbon fiber. This structure allows the guitars to transmit a wider range of frequencies not found in traditional wood guitars. Elixir Strings add a distinct sound quality to the unique tone of the Blackbird Guitar line.

Blackbird Guitars launched a new version of the Super OM guitar at Winter NAMM 2010. At under 4 pounds, the full-size orchestra model instrument is among the lightest acoustic guitars available. The Super OM provides the same dreadnought volume and fullness found in big guitars, but in a compact frame which provides players with superior resonance. The suggested retail price for the Super OM is $2,495.

Interested parties can meet with the designers to create a custom guitar.

For more information on Elixir Strings, please visit www.elixirstrings.com.

For more information on Blackbird Guitars, or to find a dealer near you, please visit www.blackbirdguitar.com.

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