Welcome to the Founders Build

On July 18th, we hit a major milestone and opened up pre-sales for our first one hundred guitars. It is what we refer to as the Founders Build.

For us at Ciari, the Founder’s Build is not only about building our first guitars, but it is also about welcoming our first customers. Customers who we will forever be grateful to and who will have the most lasting impact on us as a brand new company.

Of course, membership has its privileges, but these one hundred guitars are not just for the first one hundred players.

They are for the founders. 

They are for you.


Full Size & Foldable

The first of its kind. A full size guitar that folds for unrivaled convenience.

Traditional Look, Feel and Play

The Ascender™ by Ciari™ has been designed as a premium, gig ready guitar that looks and feels like your favorite

Strings follow the fold

Avoid loose, tangled strings with elegant string management

Carry on TSA compliant

The Ascender™ by Ciari™ will fit right under the seat in front of you, or in the overhead bins.

Innovation fueled, luthier guided

Our team of innovative engineers, luthiers and musicians have poured over every detail.

Sophisticated and robust design

The Ascender™ by Ciari™ is the world’s first premium travel


Check out the latest blog articles from Ciari

Video Tutorial: The Controls of The Ascender

Curious about the sound of a full-size, premium electric guitar that folds in half? Ciari’s Tommy Benson, demonstrates the many different tonal options of The Ascender.

Ciari Guitars Artist Spotlight: The Revelries

This four-pack of talented musicians, hailing from Baton Route, Louisiana, has been a huge supporter of Ciari Guitars since our launch at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN.

Introducing the world’s most innovative guitar

The Ciari Ascender is a gig-ready, premium travel guitar, fitted with an innovative folding neck and top-notch hardware components, for traveling musicians who value quality and sound, but don’t want to surrender their beloved instruments to the airlines and baggage handlers of the world. In the past, guitar players have come up with creative ways…

What type of travel guitar is right for me?

Traveling musicians know that the cargo hold on an airplane is a less than ideal place to store a favorite guitar. The cold temperatures can wreak havoc on the guitar’s delicate wooden structure, and there’s always the possibility of damage or loss due to improper handling.  Many guitarists opt for carry-on travel guitars, which are…

Horror Stories Of Travelling With A Guitar

Every guitar lover has seen the viral video by Canadian musician Dave Carroll, United Breaks Guitars, and winced at the thought of their favorite instrument being damaged or even ruined by a careless airline handler who knows not what he does. Traveling musicians swap horror stories about the unique challenges and ensuing anxiety that sets…


That’s right! One of the World’s largest media platforms featured CiariGuitars as an iconic and innovative instrument which debuted this year at NAMM.

Guitar World Magazine

In this videoEditor in Chief Brad Tolinski touts Ciari Guitars as one of the standout innovations at this year’s show, which says a lot as this is the biggest NAMM convention to date! Check out the Ciari Ascender™ in action. 

USA Today

Not only did they mention us as one of the 6 coolest music-meets-tech products from NAMM this year, but they featured images of the Ascender™ on the front page! 

Fox News San Diego

After hearing of our unique solution for traveling with your guitar, Fox News invites our CEO/Founder Jonathan Spangler and Media Director/Guitarist Tommy Benson to show the audience what we’ve invented!

Music Tech Magazine

“A melding of music & Technology.” Ciari Guitars shows how the Ascender™ premium travel guitar goes from a full-scale instrument into the smallest travel guitar footprint on the market. 


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