New Millennium Acoustic Design, aka NewMAD, has recently introduced the world’s first carbon fiber mandolin. The construction is almost entirely carbon fiber. The only wood on the instrument is the ebony fingerboard and bridge. The tuners and other hardware are standard metal parts, but the body, neck, and headstock of this instrument are made completely of carbon fiber.
NewMAD mentions two models on their site, A5 and A4.
The carbon fiber material is a good choice for acoustic instruments because it is unaffected by temperature or humidity. It has it’s own distinct look that makes it immediately recognizable.
The material is quite beautiful with a black/gray warp & weft that is simply elegant. The challenge of utilizing this amazing material for mandolin construction has proven to be quite daunting, but the results speak for themselves.