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The OIO Aristides Black Guitar
New, innovative, modern & high performance electric guitar!
All black Aristides OIO guitars are handcrafted by the best guitar builders in our factory in Amsterdam and fitted with top quality Seymour Duncan pickups, whereby the humbucker pickup can also be switched to a single coil. The five-way selector switch offers an infinite range of options that enable the player to produce any conceivable musical style: From sweet jazz to hardcore heavy metal...It’s got it all!
The matte finish, combined with the “flying heel” construction yields a great “feel” that also enhances the instrument’s playability.
- Model: 010
- Weight: 8.4 lLb (3,8 kg)
- Finish: Matt Black
The body & neck are a one piece construction, integrally layered with Arium.
- Fretboard: First grade ebony with pearl inlays. Compound radius, from 10" at the nut to 16"at the 22th fret
- Nut: Graph Tech
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo frets
- Machine heads: Sperzel locking tuning keys
- Neck width: 1.65" (42 mm) width at the nut to 2.05" (52 mm) at the 12th fret
- Neck profile: C-Shaped, 0.79" (20 mm) thickness at the nut to 0.87" (22 mm) at the 12th fret
- Scale: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Pickups bridge: Seymour Duncan USA TB-5
- Pickups middle: APS-2rwrp
- Pickups neck: APS-2
- Controls: 1 master volume audio pot, 1 master tone audio pot
- Switch: 5-way switch
- Bridge: Wilkinson VS100N tremolo bridge
- Straplocs: Schaller
Miscellaneous - special feature
- RFID microchip with unique scannable code inside body
Aristides Instruments, Netherlands
Mission - Research
The mission started out with research into the material that has been used for instrument building since time immemorial: wood. Studies of different types of top quality wood led to a technical study of cell structures and the mutual differences between them. By answering the question, “What happens to a sound wave in a material at cell level?” it was subsequently possible to design the ideal cell structure.
It soon became clear that, if this material could be developed, it would have acoustic properties that no one would have thought possible before. The material would have the kind of resonance that even the best piece of wood in the world could only deliver in an instrument maker’s wildest dreams.
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.
The mission was accomplished and Arium is the result.
Aristides 010, 050 en 020
In January 2010, Aristides presented the 010 to an international audience at the NAMM tradeshow in Los Angeles. The first version of the 050 bass guitar was also presented at the same show. The new factory in Haarlem is currently in full production on the 010, 020 and 050.
The revolutionary Aristides guitars are made with dedication by carefully selected and experienced luthiers in our workshop based in Haarlem. The building process of our instruments is a flawless combination of conventional working methods and the advanced technology used to create Arium.
The process begins with applying layers of special materials done by a fully-trained guitar builder to protect the Arium. When every layer has the correct thickness the unique tonematerial Arium is added according to a unique and licensed method only known by Aristides and his master builders. After a refined surface treatment it getting prepared for the next steps in which we carefully apply the lacquer and install high-quality hardware and electronics.
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