Aristides Instruments’ new 070 is their latest synthetically produced musical instrument. The guitar body and neck are molded as one piece out of Arium using an aluminum mold. Arium is a ceramic composite material with microscopic glass bubbles and the molding process is patented. Once out of the mold, the entire guitar is hand-finished just like a wood guitar.
The 070 has a 26.5-inch scale and is available with passive or active electronics.
Passive models get a Seymour Duncan Pegasus in the bridge position and Sentient in the neck position. You get a five-way switch combined with single knob push/pull volume and tone controls. The active models go with Seymour Duncan Blackouts or an EMG81/60 combo, a three-way toggle switch and also single knob volume and tone controls.
The C-shaped neck is topped off with a compound radius ebony fretboard fitted with 24 medium jumbo frets. Hardware is available in chrome, black or gold finishes and includes a Hipshot Hardtail or Floyd Rose Original tremolo.
By Barry Rudolph
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