The Design of the Ascender

Innovation fueled and luthier guided.


At the heart of the world’s first premium travel guitar lies a feat of engineering, the patented folding mechanism (US Pat No 9424818) which includes a mid-neck hinge, translating truss rods, and a floating bridge which collectively allow the Ascender guitar to fold symmetrically in half.

Each Ascender is made in cooperation with celebrated luthier Joe Glaser of Glaser Instruments, who is a member of the Ciari Guitars Advisory Board, to ensure the craftsmanship required for a pro-play guitar.


See it in action

This short animation demonstrates what is happening inside your Ascender guitar when you throw the lever.