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The new AlumiSonic
1100-Deluxe Aluminum Guitar is a 2012 addition to our 1100
series of archtop instruments. Based on our 1100-Custom design,
which is the result of several years of research and development,
the 1100-Deluxe body shares the same combination of material
types and thicknesses selected to produce the ultimate equalization
of aluminum clarity with deep, controllable, semi-hollow arch-top
resonance and sustain, with the added advantage of a sound
hole for even greater resonance . The 1100-Deluxe model is
available with either an aluminum Bigsby B-7 Tremolo with
a roller saddle bridge, or a standard Tune-O-Matic style bridge
and tailpiece configuration.
As a special option,
our 1100-Deluxe series of guitars are also available with
Graphtech Rezomax Piezo technology with either a standard
tailpiece, or a custom pivot rocking Piezo saddled bridge
for use with the Bigsby Vibrato, 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 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-Deluxe 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
Like the 1100-Custom, both pickup positions of the 1100-Deluxe
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. By simply removing the 4 screws
of each pickup ring during a string change, the center portions
of these chambers can be removed. Removal of these Mahogany
chamber “plugs” allows for the arch-top to attain
its fullest potential: for a deeper resonant sustain and a
rich array of crystal-clear low and high tones that no other
instruments can naturally achieve.
The incredibly versatile 1100 series of guitars 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 changeability.
The necks offered for the 1100-Deluxe 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-Deluxe neck pockets are angled back
at a traditional 5 degrees for a perfect alignment with a
“Tun-O-Matic” roller bridge.
The AlumiSonic 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 with
sound hole and removable Mahogany chambering.
||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 our optional custom AlumiSonic Stacked Bell Knob for 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
||For the Vibrato configuration: USA Made aluminum
Bigsby B-7, plated in Chrome or Gold with Roller Saddle Tune-O-Matic
, or custom pivot rocking Piezo Saddle bridge, (for use with the
optional GraphTech Ghost Pickup system).
For the standard bridge configuration: Schaller Nashville Tune-O-matic
and tailpiece, or Graphtech RezoMax Piezo bridge and aluminum
tailpiece (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.
|| AlumiSonic Custom Self lubricating black Delrin