The Ascender™ by Ciari™ is the world’s first premium travel guitar, blending pro quality with unrivaled convenience for the most stress-free air travel you will ever experience as a musician.
At the heart of the Ascender lies a true feat of engineering. For traveling, a patented mechanism allows this professional-grade guitar to be folded in half, tucked into a protective Ciari gig bag that will fit into an average-sized backpack or carry on. Your guitar is now a TSA compliant carry-on that never leaves your side.
When folded, The Ascender can fit into a standard backpack, taking up less space than any travel guitar on the market. In a few seconds, a concealed lever is released, which detentions the strings and unlocks the hinge located at the base of the neck so it can bend completely backwards.
Returning the guitar to playing position is as simple as straightening the neck and returning the lever to its concealed, locked position. When unfolded at the neck, The Ascender is a full-size, 22-fret, 24 ¾” scale, gig-ready electric guitar with a traditional look, single cutaway design, and high-quality finish. It features a familiar soft “C” style neck profile, Tune-o-Matic roller bridge and, GraphTech Ratio locking tuners for secure and reliable tuning, and Seymour Duncan® ‘59™ Model neck and bridge humbucking pickups for a versatile tone with a bright attack.