What a summer it has been! With safe travel back in swing, Ciari Guitars hit the road hard after raising $1.5M+ in Q2 to scale our collection of professional guitars with patented folding technology.
Our full collection will include several electric models, a carbon fiber acoustic, and a short-scale bass. In fact, we’ve already begun debuting the prototype of our second electric model, complete with its own unique engineering—you won’t want to miss our email update on this.
With both electric guitar models in hand, we held our first “Guitar Pop-Up” in Charlotte, NC where locals played our guitars and met two of the world’s most respected guitar luthiers and innovators, Joe Glaser (of Glaser Instruments in Nashville) and Grover Jackson (founder of Jackson Guitars which sold to Fender).
Next, we headed to Summer NAMM in Nashville to meet up with our industry friends (watch our video recap here), including Nashville-based professional guitarist Steven Nolan. Coincidentally, Steven was the first to play the Ascender professionally on stage back in 2018, and now holds the same honor for our new guitar model. Click here to hear his glowing review after playing with Chris Shrader at the famed “Legends Corner” on Broadway in Nashville.
To “set the tone” for Summer NAMM, we hosted a pre-show reception and innovation showcase at Glaser Instruments. Our guests demoed our guitars, checked out products from Glaser Instruments (including Glaser Bender®, Music City Bridge™, Shopflow®), and saw Plek® technology at work.
And lastly, I just returned from a family vacation in Wisconsin where Ciari Guitars made several stage appearances. Click here to see the Minneapolis-based Plott Hounds rocking both models and here to see the Duluth-based Aly Aleigha Band perform with our newest model. What can I say—I never travel without an Ascender (or two)!
Summer is not winding down just yet, and we have major things in store for production and expansion. As always, I greatly appreciate your support and joining on following along on our journey of music-tech disruption!
Onward and Upward!
CEO & Founder