(PRESS RELEASE): Utilizing an exoskeleton design made of a semi-monocoque construction, the latest guitar from Aristides Instruments expands on innovations regarding body design, components, and mechanics. The new 060 provides plenty of horsepower and performance to deliver whatever a guitarist might want play. Prototypes have made an appearance at the Aristides Instrument Open House event earlier this year and Ola Englund has posted a video demo. Now available to the masses, customers can place orders through authorized dealers or direct from the factory.
The 060 is a one piece constructed, 25.5" scale electric guitar available with passive or active electronics. The passive models come 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. The active models are available with Seymour Duncan Blackouts, EMG 81/60 combo and EMG 57/66 combo, a three-way toggle super switch, a single volume and a single tone control. All components, for both passive and active models, are MEC Electronics. The C shaped neck is 1.65” wide at the nut and topped off with a compound (12"-16") radius ebony fretboard fitted with 24 medium jumbo frets. Hardware is available in chrome, black or gold finishes and includes a Hipshot Hardtail with Atristides custom made stainless steel Tone Block or Floyd Rose Original tremolo, Hipshot Griplock tuners and Schaller straplocks. Each guitar is set up with either a Graphtech Black Tusq nut or Floyd Rose locking 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 Deep Sky Blue Matte Metallic finishes the guitar ships with a Gator XL hard case.
MSRP: $2223 EURO or $2985 USD ex. VAT