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It?s a steal for biocomposite beauty
Friday, 21 March 2014

The first concert-level ukelele made entirely from biomaterials was exhibited at this year?s JEC Composites Innovation Showcase in Paris.

Lingrove Composites combined Bcomp?s low-crimp ampliTex flax with its cashew nutshell-based bioresin to make a high-performance prepreg called Ekoa, which was engineered into the instrument by Blackbird Guitars.

The Clara ukelele is extremely tough, with unparalleled sound quality. At the same time it?s lightweight and extremely aesthetically pleasing ? qualities that proved too tempting to one JEC visitor who stole it two hours before the show ended!