Luis and Clark, The leading manufacturer of concert-grade carbon-fiber stringed instruments marks the sale of their 1,000th Instrument.
Seen everywhere from the 2009 Presidential Inauguration to the Discovery Channel, Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber Instruments are owned, used and endorsed by many of the worldʼs leading musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Kurt Masur, and Steven Ansell.
The popularity of Luis and Clark Instruments is due to their resilience, sound, and affordability. The carbon-ﬁber used in their production is stronger than steel and lightweight. It allows the instruments to withstand greater variations in temperature and humidity than their traditional wooden counterparts, all without comprising sound quality.
René Morel, a Manhattan based dealer of ﬁne stringed instruments, described the sound of Luis and Clark instruments in a 2009 New York Times article as being “as close as you can get to a traditional top cello like a Stradivarius without being one.”
Luis Leguia, a former Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist, is Luis of Luis and Clark. It was his idea, inspired by the sound transmission qualities of ﬁberglass boat hulls, to produce these innovate instruments. He created the ﬁrst prototype in 1990 out of ﬁberglass, and then later partnered with carbon expert, Steve Clark. The result is the individually produced instruments, as they are known and lauded today.