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AlumiSonic Introduces the New 1100-FR, Featuring GraphTech's Floyd Rose Ghost Acoustic Bridge

AlumiSonic Introduces the New 1100-FR, featuring GraphTech's Floyd Rose Ghost Acoustic Bridge -

The new AlumiSonic 1100-FR aluminum guitar is a special and long awaited addition to our 1100 series of show chrome plated aluminum archtop instruments. Based on our 1100-Custom design, the AlumiSonic 1100-FR is completely re-engineered for Graph Tech Guitar Labs exclusive Floyd Rose Ghost Piezo Bridge, that allows for an authentic studio quality acoustic guitar tone at the flick of a switch, as well as the additional option of a 13 pin MIDI compatible output. The AlumiSonic 1100-FR is fabricated with a thick, machined aluminum frame, fused inside the body for mounting the Floyd Rose for superior tone transference to both the 1100 grade hand formed aluminum archtop, and 6061 aluminum bottom panels. As a result, the resonant sustain on this design was beyond what we could have imagined. The 1100-FR body shares the same combination of material types and thicknesses as the AlumiSonic 1100-Custom, selected to produce the ultimate equalization of aluminum clarity with deep, controllable, semi-hollow arch-top resonance and sustain.

Both high output alnico V pickups of the 1100-Deluxe are backed with nitrocellulose lacquered, Honduran mahogany chambers, for an extra percussive crunch and hollow body resonance control, with a warm hybrid-blend of aluminum resonance through Mahogany. The necks offered for the 1100-FR, are designed to maintain the feel, balance and temperature of a classic, set neck carved-top instrument. Through extensive testing we determined that mahogany is the necessary hybrid ingredient for balance of flavoring and transference of sound from a quality tone wood neck, to a pure aluminum body. The neck is internally set which results in a smooth back, with no external neck mounting hardware.

All AlumiSonic guitars are hand crafted by custom luthier, Ray Matter, who fabricates every instrument to the highest level of detail and dimensional perfection, applying unlimited hours to the flawless fit and exquisite surface finishing of every component, far beyond the quality control limitations of mass production. As with most of AlumiSonic's custom guitars, specification sheets showing different variations of each guitar are available for downloading and printing on AlumiSonic's web page, or an appointment can be made with Ray Matter by phone, to help design your custom AlumiSonic guitar.

For additional information on AlumiSonic Guitars and its innovative designs visit for more details.

"It wasn't until we discovered the Graph Tech Ghost LB63, that we realized the ability to offer the ultimate tremolo in playability, combined with the best acoustic sound on the market and the fastest MIDI tracking I've ever experienced."

Ray Matter - President



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