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The Blackbird Rider Nylon's one-piece, carbon fiber construction with hollow head, neck and body allows the entire guitar to resonate—–enhancing loudness, bass and sustain. You will never again face humidity or durability issues with the Rider carbon fiber nylon string guitar. With the optional Neck-up guitar accessory, your Rider is securely anchored– no footstool required! Plug it in and the optional MiSi or RMC individual string pickups accurately amplify your dynamic acoustic tone. DISCONTINUED (FOR NOW). Here is why

The Rider Nylon includes a soft case, and strap buttons.

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Construction Carbon Unibody
Top High-Modulus Carbon Fiber 
Fretboard Width at 12 Fret 2.25 in (57.15 mm)
Fretboard Width at Nut 2 in (50.8 mm)
Neck material Carbon Fiber
Side Markers 5, 7, 9, 12 & 15
Bridge Material Micarta
Neck Shape Classical Style, Hollow
Neck Reinforcement Static Truss Rod
Bridge String Spacing 2.3 in (58.42 mm)
Saddle 16 in Radius/Compensated/Graphtech
Nut Material Corian
Fretboard Micarta 16" radius
Tuning Machines Schertler or optional Gilbert
Headstock Slotted Hollow
Headplate None
Recommended Strings High Tension
Case Padded Gig Bag
Electronics Optional Misi or RMC Acoustic Gold
Scale Length 25.6 in (650mm)
Fretwire Medium Nickel Silver
Finish High Gloss Polyurethane
Dimensions 36.5 in x 12 in x 4.5 in
Weight 3.5 lbs (1.6 Kilos)
Number of Frets Clear 14
Number of Frets Total 19


I played a Nylon rider for a little concert at the Blackbird workshop last month and had a lot of fun with it. Clear/clean voice, responds well to right hand dynamics and tone change (warning—I'm very much a classical player in terms of technique). It was also surprisingly loud and responded well to being plugged in. A fun little guitar, wouldn't mind owning one!

Aldo, New York
Really really nice! Balanced, great pick up sound. The whole thing is trippy and amazing.
It very much is a "guitar", so you preserved and improved the best parts!!

Steve L.
I have nothing but great praise for Joe, his build team and the overall professional and courteous survive I discovered as Blackbird built me my beautiful nylon string guitar. It gets all the notice and attention whenever I show up with it at gigs...Let them build your amazing Blackbird guitar.... Cheers Joe...

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