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The new AlumiSonic
1100-FR (Floyd Rose) Aluminum Guitar is a special and a long
awaited addition to our 1100 series of archtop instruments.
Based on our 1100-Custom design, the AlumiSonic 1100-FR is
a completely re-engineered version of the 1100-Custom, with
a thick, machined aluminum frame, fused inside the body for
mounting the Floyd Rose Original Tremolo, with excellent tone
transference to both the 1100 aluminum top and 6061 aluminum
bottom panels. As a result, the resonant sustain on this design
was beyond what we could have imagined. The 1100-FR body shares
the same combination of material types and thicknesses as
the 1100-Custom, selected to produce the ultimate equalization
of aluminum clarity with deep, controllable, semi-hollow arch-top
resonance and sustain, with the added option of a sound hole
for even greater resonance .
The 1100-FR guitar
is also available with the Graphtech Floyd Rose Piezo saddled
Tremolo, for an incredibly authentic, studio quality acoustic
guitar tone at the flick of a switch, as well as the option
of a 13 pin MIDI compatible output. The 1/4” jack stereo
output allows for simultaneous use of both guitar pickup and
Piezo acoustic guitar sound as two separate signals with a
stereo cable, or both signals can be combined as one balanced
mono output when an ordinary cable is used. The separate 13
Pin MIDI output option can be used with any of today’s
state-of-the-art MIDI converters and will provide the fastest
and most accurate tracking available on the market.
The arch-top of the 1100-FR is cold formed and hardened from
99% pure 1100 aluminum for the most obtainable warmth and
the lowest decibel range of aluminum resonance possible. Dimensionally
perfected to classic carve-top proportions, the arch-top is
fused to durable .09” thick 6061 aircraft grade aluminum
sides and back, for a higher decibel tone balance with the
added advantage of incredible strength and impact resistance.
The specially machined frame for securely mounting the floating
Floyd Rose Tremolo, is machined from 3/8” and 1/2”,
6061 Aluminum and welded to both top and bottom panels.
Both pickup positions of the 1100-FR are internally backed
with nitrocellulose lacquered, Honduran mahogany chambers,
for an extra percussive crunch and hollow body resonance control
with a warm hybrid-blend of aluminum resonance through Mahogany.
The 1100-FR can also be customized with optional pickups wired
with detachable micro plugs. AlumiSonic provides all commercially
available pickups, with a micro plug pre-installed for easy
The necks offered for the 1100-FR are designed to maintain
the feel, balance and temperature of a classic, set neck carved-top
instrument. Through extensive testing we determined that mahogany
is the necessary hybrid ingredient for balance of flavoring
and transference of sound from a quality tone wood neck, to
a pure aluminum body. The neck is internally mounted with
our patented AlumiSonic Set Neck Mounting System, which results
in a smooth back, with no external neck mounting hardware.
This new and innovative mounting method also allows for better
tone transfer from neck to body than ordinary neck mounting
methods. In addition to providing a stronger connection than
ordinary bolt- on necks, the Set Neck is easily replaceable
in case of damage. 1100-FR neck pockets are angled back for
a perfect alignment with the Floyd Rose Original Tremolo.
The 1100 series of hand crafted archtop guitars embody the
ultimate marriage of three acoustically tuned materials: 1100
aluminum for deep sustain and resonance, 6061 aluminum for
clarity and crystalline overtones, and mahogany for that classic
tonewood warmth and feel. All three materials make for a wicked
combination of simultaneously identifiable sounds. The AlumiSonic
1100 series of guitars are undeniably the finest aluminum
hybrid instrument ever created.
||6061 & 1100 Aluminum semi-hollow body for
Floyd Rose with Mahogany chambering and optional sound hole.
||Quadruple dipped Show Chrome.
||SWITCHCRAFT 3 way switch, CTS 500k pot's or Push/Push
coil tap pot’s . Optional GraphTech “Ghost”
Acousti-Phonic Piezo system, GraphTech Hexpander MIDI interface,
or both. GraphTech option includes Program and Quick switches
(Chrome or Gold) with independent MIDI and Piezo volume controls
and the option of our custom AlumiSonic Stacked Bell Knob for
a guitar pickup tone / volume control.
||Seymour Duncan Custom 5 Humbucker
with coil tap switching (Chrome or Gold)
|| Seymour Duncan ’59 Model
Humbucker with coil tap switching (Chrome or Gold)
||ALLPARTS / Chrome or Gold
||Floyd Rose Original Tremolo System
(Made in Germany), plated in Chrome or Gold, or Graphtech LB63
Floyd Rose, plated in Chrome or Gold, for use with the optional
Graphtech Ghost Pickup system.
||Chrome Plated Aluminum.
||Grover Mini 18:1 Locking Rotomatics with Keystone
Buttons (Chrome or Gold).
||Standard thin contour Mahogany neck
with gloss black lacquer, Compound 10"-16" radius Indian
Rosewood fret board with 22 Medium Jumbo nickel frets, or Medium
Jumbo Gold frets (dressed and crowned). Trapezoid style, or Split-Block
style Figured Mother of Pearl inlays available in Pearl white
or in Gold, Chrome inlayed AlumiSonic headstock, AlumiSonic set
neck heel mount system.
||Floyd Rose Original Series locking nut. (Chrome