NAMM 2022: Ciari Guitars unveils revamped, Grover Jackson-designed version of its Ascender folding electric guitar

Ciari Guitars Ascender Standard
(Image credit: Ciari Guitars)

NAMM 2022: Back in 2020, Ciari Guitars stunned audiences with its foldable Ascender Custom electric guitar, which brought an all-new-meaning to the phrase “travel guitar."

Now, the San Diego-based brand is back with an equally fascinating build, the Ascender Standard – an updated, more affordable version of the Ascender platform, which was built in collaboration with industry legends, Grover Jackson and Joe Glaser.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.