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Aristides 020 White Gold
Jul04

Aristides 020 White Gold

It’s not often that the first thing that has you fall in love with a guitar is the tone. I had not come across Aristides Instruments until a couple of days ago when Jordy Markus contacted me. I browsed the website and what took my eye most was this 020 ‘White Gold’ model. What blew me away, though, was this video demo: Just love that clean tone! I know there’s bags of reverb there, but what a warm, open, but amazingly sparkly tone? There are plenty of video demos on the Aristides website if you want to explore the high gain possibilities and some guitars are brilliant instruments for metal. Where does that tone come from though? Well, these guitars are not made from wood. They are made from a material called Arium. To quote from the website: Arium is a material produced from different special resins and microscopically small vibrationsensitive glass particles. A wear-resistant cover made of glass and carbon fiber protects the sensitive mixture when it is inserted in its Aluminum mould. The material has several advantages as compared to wood: wood cannot vibrate in the direction of the fiber and it therefore forces sound waves to resonate only two-dimensionally. Arium in contrast, has no fiber structure and it vibrates three-dimensionally, which does not only extend the sustain considerably, but also enhances the acoustic sound volume. As it does not contain any water, it is more stable than wood, it reacts less to temperature fluctuations and humidity, has a conspicuously more stable tuning, and requires less maintenance. Fifteen years of research led to a tonematerial with amazing acoustic features. The possibility to build an one-piece construction combined with the unique cell-structure of the material resulted in a revolutionary property: the sound waves could resonate three dimensional without any disruption throughout the whole instrument. Well – hearing is believing. Would love to get my hands on one some day! http://www.aristidesinstruments.com/ Share...

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#141 by Peter Malinoski
Mar15

#141 by Peter Malinoski

Here’s a new one by Peter Malinoski – don’t think he’s got a name for it yet … http://www.malinoskiguitar.com/index.html Share...

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Modulo Tipo 3 by Italia
Nov20

Modulo Tipo 3 by Italia

It’s pink and sparkly. http://www.italiaguitars.com Share...

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Pederson Guitars
Nov11

Pederson Guitars

http://www.pedersonguitars.com/ “I began building stringed instruments in the early 70’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota during a “Golden Age” of both acoustic music and handmade instruments. All genres of music were thriving and as a luthier, I and many others enjoyed learning our craft through the work and example of C.F Martin, Orville Gibson, Lloyd Loar, the masters of classical and flamenco, and violin makers, and of course each other. As we mastered the fundamentals of lutherie there came the opportunity to develop our own styles and individual expression through the needs of new music and when possible adding to the evolution of the guitar. Entering a new millennium, the guitar is once again experiencing an evolution of using new and improved styles and innovation often returning to the past traditions for inspiration. Those of us who continue in the craft strive to meet the demands of the music with the collaboration of musicians to create instruments that can advance their art.”   Share...

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The 1,500,000th Martin – “Da Vinci Unplugged”
Nov10
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Metallic Green Stratocaster by Sanferan
Jun22

Metallic Green Stratocaster by Sanferan

A green Stratocaster … nothing to say, really. Just love the paint job and concept of this Strat … By artist/photographer Hans Werner Schneider – http://www.sanferans-art.com/ Share...

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