Haarlem, Netherlands (January 15, 2015) -- Pursuing incredible playability with a unique single piece guitar made of Arium, Aristides Instruments sets to release the latest 060 Guitar model with an SSS configuration. The guitar includes single-coil pickups in the bridge, middle, and neck positions. The new model will make its first appearance at the 2015 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim California this January. Customers can place orders now through authorized dealers or direct from the factory.
The SSS 060 is a one piece constructed, 25.5” scale electric guitar, equipped with either Seymour Duncan or Bare Knuckle pickups. A five-way switch combined with a single volume control and single tone provide for a wide variety of pickup configurations. All components are MEC Electronics. The C shaped neck is 1.65” wide at the nut and topped off with a compound (12”-16”) radius fretboard is available in either maple, rosewood or ebony and fitted with 24 medium jumbo frets. Hardware is available in chrome, black, or gold finishes and includes a Hipshot Countour temolo, Hipshot Griplock tuners and Schaller straplocks. Each guitar is set up with a Graphtech Black Tusq nut, D’Addario Nickel Wound XL 10-56 strings and outfitted with an anti-theft security microchip. Available in matte black, white high gloss or cream white matte metallic, and deep sky blue or baby blue matte metallic finishes, the guitar ships with a Gator XL hard case.
The history of Aristides Instruments begins in 1995 when a group of Dutch scientists teamed with the Technical University Delft to develop a material with perfect acoustic properties. By evaluating the woods traditionally used in making musical instruments, analysis led to a technical study of cell structures and differences between them. If they could answer the question “What happens to a sound wave in a material at a call level?” it would then be possible to design the ideal cell structure. 15 years of research ultimately led to the development of the tone material called Arium.
By 2007, Aristides Instruments started developing guitars with the new material. Focused on achieving incredible playability, innovative design and utilizing the acoustic properties of Arium, they teamed with the world renowned Bouwmeester van Rens design agency. Since their development, the guitars have received international recognition in both the musical and design worlds for their revolutionary achievements.
Aristides Instruments is not the first to build instruments out of materials other than wood. But Aristides Instruments is different. Arium has been specifically developed to not only equal, but also improve the quality and performance of a material used to build a musical instrument. Arium has no fiber structure. This allows it to vibrate three dimensionally, increasing sustain and volume. Arium also does not contain water so it is more stable and requires less maintenance. By creating an exoskeleton design using a semi-monocoque construction, sound waves can resonate throughout the entire instrument without disruption, providing the player and listener with an improved aural experience.
MSRP: $2840 USD
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