Since it evolved from the lute, the acoustic guitar has relied on the same, basic resources– wood and steel or a nylon-style thread.  Blackbird Guitars has revised this tradition by building their guitars out of a carbon-fiber that is more stiff than wood but equally as resonant.  The people at Blackbird recently revealed a new carbon-fiber guitar, the Blackbird Rider Nylon.  For those who prefer the more intimate, softer tone of a nylon-stringed classical guitar, Blackbird Guitars are now very relevant.  The Blackbird Rider Nylon starts at $1899, add a few hundred for pickups and electronics. [blackbird]