Development of micro electrode arrays for neural recording is an active field that thrives on novel materials and fabrication techniques offered by micro fabrication technology. The material and mechanical properties of microelectrode arrays have a critical role on the quality and longevity of neural signals. In this study, carbon fiber microelectrode (CFME) bundles were developed and implanted in the spinal cord of experimental animals for in vivo recording. Neural data analysis revealed that single spikes could successfully be recorded and sorted. Removal of approximately 75 μ of the parylene-C coating at the tips of the fibers increased the signalto-noise ratio. Connecting multiple (three) carbon fiber filaments to the same recording channel did not deteriorate the signal quality compared to that of undesheathed fibers. Immunohistochemistry showed that electrode tips were splayed in tissue after implantation and CF bundles had a small footprint with mild encapsulation around them. These results are very promising for the use of CFME bundles for recordings of spinal cord signals in behaving animals.