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The Ascender™ Standard Electric Guitar in Blue

Regular price $1,799.00 USD
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The Ascender™ Standard, the world’s first and only patented, professional-grade, full-sized, folding electric guitar.

Combining award-winning design with expert luthier craftsmanship, the Ascender Standard embraces an asymmetric, surf-forward, satin basswood body style, 3+3 headstock, natural-neck finish with ebony fingerboard, Ciari locking tuners, Seymour Duncan 59 Dual Humbucker Pickups, master tone and volume electronics, and a pick-up selector.

Compact, foldable, and packing huge sound with unparalleled tone, the Ascender Standard is uniquely designed for the modern musician who demands precision, portability, and most of all…performance.

That's why we use highly accurate, computer-controlled PLEK machining technology to optimize EVERY Ascender Standard neck, ensuring perfect action and flawless playability.

Our patented folding system combines an aircraft-grade mid-neck hinge, a translating locking strut to selectively immobilize the hinge, and a floating tail piece to selectively tighten and loosen the strings, which enables the Ascender Standard to fold in half symmetrically for a folded length of 18.5”. When the Ascender Standard is folded, elegant string management keeps the strings in place and under light tension (~3 lbs.). Our custom locking tuners ensure everything stays crisp and in tune when unfolded for play.

Left-handed option is available at no charge.

The Ascender Standard comes with a stylish, quilted Ciari Gig Bag. For the ultimate in travel convenience, throw it in our durable personal-item size Ciari Backpack, sold separately.


Scale Length: 24 ¾”

Nut Width: 1.7”

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fretboard: Plek-planed

Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo, Fret dress in association with Glaser Instruments

Tuners: Locking Tuners

Body: Basswood, nano-satin (matte) finish

Bridge: Tune-o-Matic Roller Bridge

Pickups: Seymour Duncan ‘59s

Controls: Master Tone and Volume Controls with Pick Up Selector in Upper Bout

Factory Strings: D’Addario NYXL .10-.46

Weight: 7.2 lbs.

Origin: Made in Nashville, Tennessee of U.S. and Imported Parts


Length: 18.5”
Width: 12.5”
Depth: 3.5”

Length: 36.5”
Width: 12.5”
Depth: 1.75”

Overall Length: 23”

Fretboard Length: 18”
Width: 2.27” (at fattest part)
Width: 1.75” (at the nut)
Radius: 12” 

Length: 16”
Width: 12.5”
Depth: 1.75”

The Ascender™ comes with a stylish, quilted Ciari Gig Bag. For the ultimate in travel convenience, throw it in our durable personal-item size Ciari Backpack, sold separately.