The set-in neck gives the guitar tons of sustain, while the cutaways grant the player unrestricted access to the guitar’s upper frets. The neck utilizes a shallow/fat D-shaped profile that is easy on the hands, while leaving plenty of room for bending. Aslin Dane designed the headstock with a staggered 3-per-side tuner layout to help keep string tension as uniform as possible. The die-cast tuning machines and graphite nut allow the player to use and abuse the twin point fulcrum tremolo without having to worry about re-tuning every time.
What really sets the Bohemian apart from other guitars on the market, are the electronics. The designers at Aslin Dane wanted to make a guitar that wouldn’t have a single tone that would pigeonhole it into a particular genre: they wanted to make the guitar as versatile as possible. The guitar has three mini-humbucking pickups each with an on/off and coil-tap switch, a master volume, and a master tone. This gives the player an almost limitless tonal palate to work with. For players who prefer a more traditional approach, a version with three P-90 pickups, a five-way selector switch, two volumes, and one tone will be shown at the 2007 winter NAMM show.
The best part is the price—the MSRP is set at $499. That means that a beginner can now afford to have a guitar the delivers great tone, effortless playability, and unmatched versatility. But why should beginners have all the fun? The Bohemian was made with the same quality and attention to detail that professional players have come to expect from Aslin Dane. Check out Carey Miller’s review of the Bohemian on his site www.electric-guitar-review.com for an in-depth look at how the Bohemians quality and features measure up.
When quality, features, and value come together they are a hard combination to beat. For more information about the Bohemian, contact your local music retailer or visit www.aslindane.com.