Here at Seymour Duncan, we are thrilled when a guitar company chooses to use our pickups. We are even more thrilled when that company is on the edge of innovation, offering their own unique ideas in a crowded sea of designs we love, but have seen before. Aristides Guitars is one of these innovative companies.
Aristides Instruments from The Netherlands have just previewed the 070, a 7-string guitar that will be officially launched at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in January. Made from a single piece of Arium, it’s a 26.5” scale instrument available with passive or active electronics – including your choice of our passive Pegasus bridge and Sentient neck pickups, or active Blackouts.
Guitars are traditionally built from wood. Mahogany, maple, rosewood, alder, ash… Those woods proved their worth over time. But as wood becomes more scarce and expensive, luthiers are pushing the limits and boundaries of luthery. One innovation that’s getting a lot of attention in recent years is 3D-printing, and the guitar-business is quickly following suit….
Timo Somers, born in 1991, started playing when he hit the tender age of 12. His father put a guitar in his hands; who could have imagined he’d build himself such an already impressive career? As a guitarist of the Dutch progressive metal bands Delain, Tri-head and Vengeance, not including his many side projects, Timo is an extremely busy and productive player.