New Gear Review: Aristides Instruments' SSS 060 Guitar

Aristides_060_GuitarLike all the Aristides guitars, the entire SSS 060 guitar including the 25.5-inch scale neck is made of a single piece of Arium and includes a choice of Seymour Duncan or Bare Knuckle single-coil pickups in the bridge, middle and neck positions. The five-way switch and single volume and tone controls offer a wide variety of pickup tone configurations.

The C-shaped neck is 1.65-inches wide at the nut and available with either a maple, rosewood or ebony fingerboard and 24 medium, jumbo frets. Hardware is available in chrome, black or gold finishes and includes a Hipshot Contour tremolo, Hipshot’s Grip-Lock tuners and
Schaller strap locks. 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.

The Aristides Instruments SSS 060 guitar sells for $2,840 MSRP and is available in matte black, white high gloss (pictured), cream white matte, deep sky blue or baby blue matte metallic finishes, the guitar ships in a Gator XL hard case.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com