This is the most traditional way for curving the top and back of an archtop.
Top and back plates are hand carved and very carefully graduated through their surface, using different kind of chisels and techniques. We curve the back and the top plate especially (with the help of its bracing), in such a way, that they transmit vibrations evenly through their entire surface.
In the final stages of back and top curving, we enter into one of the most crucial procedures that will define the sound qualities of the guitar, the so called “tap tone tuning”. We carefully remove tiny parts of wood adjusting the wood thickness, checking contiguously by taping in specific areas of the back and top plate, until we achieve the “tuning” of both woods in the desired key.
Using these tuned pieces in the construction, the guitar can produce a louder, more resonant primary tone and rich over tones.
Our Fremediti tailpiece suspension is a patented original design that contributes to the playability of the guitar.
Each string has its own specific individual suspension spring, that works in parallel to the tailpiece, resulting in a much "lighter" feeling on the strings, especially on string bends. Further to that this, the tailpiece suspension mechanism does not have any contact with the soundboard, allowing it to vibrate and “breath” effortlessly, preserving this way the acoustic characteristics of the guitar.
Our Fremediti tailpiece is machined from titanium alloy, providing added stability and reduced weight.
Finally, a handcrafted ebony with exotic top cover, adds to the classic aesthetics of the guitar.
Eumelia is the top of the line acoustic guitar in our archtop line. In order to preserve its unique acoustic characteristics, we had to come up with a solution, for the control of the acoustic and the electric pickups, without placing any parts on the soundboard. So we created an of board control pedal housed in an elegant custom alloy box.
The same aesthetic detailed craft is applied also to the f-holes of the above models.
The varitone circuit is an RLC notch filter that can be added in the guitars main circuit.
It utilizes a variety of capacitors to achieve a reduction in frequencies at set points within the overall bandwidth. As the varitone is rotated from (position 1) to (position 6), the center frequency (f0) of the filter shifts from higher to lower frequencies.
The key point in order to get the most effective results of this RLC circuit is the adjustment of its characteristics according to the guitars main circuit specs (pickups, pots, capacitors, cable types).
Orpheus models (set-neck edition), features a soft double cutaway body design with easy reach to the last frets.
This is obtained by the smooth neck to body transition shape and special design of the neck to body joint.
The set neck construction additionally results in more sustain and stability of the guitar construction.
Our deluxe hard case is handmade from laminated wood and covered with beautiful dark brown leatherette.
The interior of the case is covered with a quality protective velvet textile that is nitrocellulose lacquer friendly. This case is tailored to the exact size of our archtop models.
A hygrometer is incorporated so you can control the humidity level inside the case.
This highly protective deluxe hard-case comes as standard with any of our archtop models.