Netherlands’ Aristides Releases 010 Electric Guitar

March 28, 2014

Aristides Instruments of Haarlem, Netherlands has just debuted its 010 electric guitar ($3,690 retail)—an innovative 25.5” scale, three-pickup model featuring a one-piece body and neck constructed of a proprietary material called Arium, rather than select woods. The 010 also features an ebony-compound 10" to 14" radius fretboard, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.65" Graph Tech nut, and a ‘C’ profile. Hardware includes Sperzel locking tuners, a choice between the Hipshot US Contour bridge or a Wilkinson VS100N tremolo bridge, and Schaller strap locks. Stock pickups are the Seymour Duncan USA TB-5 in the bridge, APS-2rwrp in the middle, and APS-2 in the neck, teamed with one push/pull Master Volume pot for coil splitting and one Master Tone control. Available finishes include Red Metallic, Blue Metallic, Matte Black, Matte White, Gold, and Aluminum. Each guitar is outfitted with an anti-theft security microchip and ships with a custom-made, heavy-duty case and an Aristides leather strap.

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