Donner instruments recently released the new Rising-G Pro Carbon Fibre travel guitar that has an all-carbon one-piece body. The parametric sound hole, which is located on the upper bout of the body makes it easy for musicians to hear what they are playing. I was surprised at the fullness of sound and projection emitting from a travel size guitar. Besides the sound hole placement, carbon fiber construction and rounded edges back of body I believe the added sound comes from the A frame style bracing of the top. The one-piece HPL fingerboard contains nicely rounded frets, and the machine heads are mini sized but work efficiently. The top of the guitar is black carbon fibre whilst you can choose the back colour in Cloud White, Carbon Dark, Apricot Yellow, or Sky Blue as the one we tested. The smooth satin finish on the back of the body and neck makes the Rising-G Pro acoustic guitar a pleasure to play with no hand fatigue whatsoever. The guitar comes with a well-constructed gig bag and player kit that includes a manual, capo, guitar strap, tuner, guitar picks and an Allen wrench for adjustments. The cutaway on the Rising-G Pro guitar makes playing up the neck a breeze. Everyone that saw it displaced in the Maverick Country offices wanted to grab it, play it, and were surprised that it was a carbon fibre guitar. The only addition I would make to this Donner instrument would be an internal pickup so that you can plug in and play to amplify the sound at jam sessions. This would be a perfect songwriter guitar to take to co-writes or songwriter rounds since the carbon fiber construction is impervious to weather changes. I’m a fan of the Donner Rising-G Pro Guitar.
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Eric Dahl, Editor