Alcmene - Electric Archtop

Alcmene is the full electric version in our Fremediti archtop line.

Fully handcrafted and featuring many traditional construction elements such as parallel bracing, tap-tuned top and hand-graduated top and back. The use of some modern crafting techniques, allow this guitar to deliver fully electric sounds while maintaining a great part of its acoustic sound properties.

Alcmene comes equipped with a pair of VF-15 Classic humbucker pickups and a varitone switch, controlling all different full humbucking tones, providing the player with a vast variety of electric sounds. The addition of the standard “Bigsby Β6” classic tremolo gives the guitar the polyvalence to cover almost every kind of the classic electric music genres, from jazz and blues to rock and more.

A premium instrument with top attention to detail and craftsmanship that offers remarkable versatility and playability.

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Delivery time
1 week

8.670,00 €

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    Hand-graduated and Tap Tuned

    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.


    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).

    Three-piece neck

    All of our semi and hollow guitars comes with three-piece neck, which provides stability but also the ability to control the elasticity of the neck.

    No pickup holes at hollow bodys

    For our hollow guitars we have designed the pickups in such a way that no holes are needed in the body, thus not affecting its free vibration.

    VF-59 Vintage

    Our VF-59 Vintage is our take, with a twist, to the famous P.A.F design of the 50’s iconic humbuckers.

    They are wound in our Fremediti workshop featuring all US top quality components as, nickel bottom plates, custom machined metal spacers & maple spacers, 2-conductor shielded cables and vacuum wax potting for squeal-free performance and they are carrying some unique tone characteristics as:
    - Clean and articulate sound with a lot of sustain, attack and exceptional note separation, allowing complex chords to shine even under high gain.
    - Perfectly balanced frequency response that combines a soft, sweet treble attack with a warm, full sounding low-end, through the complete range of the fretboard.
    - Wide range of dynamics and harmonics.
    - Unchanged sound character in ultra clean or heavily distorted sounds.
    - Airy openness to the top-end providing clarity and articulation to chords.

    Our VF-59 Vintage pickups can be ordered unpotted for that genuine 50’s P.A.F. specs and with long or short feet in order to accommodate all guitar designs.

    VF-15 Classic

    The VF-15 classic is a moderate output versatile humbucker set for those sweet sustained lead tones.

    Made with our custom winding specs, combined with an alnico 5 bar magnet, this balanced set provides sustain, crunch, and midrange.

    It is wound in our Fremediti workshop and features a nickel bottom plate with long mounting legs, 2-conductor lead wire and wax potting for squeal-free performance.

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    • Body type
    • Body size
      17” lower bout, 3" body depth
    • Body top
      European spruce
    • Back & sides
      European curly maple
    • Bracing
      Parallel bracing


    • Neck wood
      Three-piece curly maple
    • Neck shape
      C profile
    • Truss rod
      Fremediti 1-way
    • Fretboard wood
    • Fretboard radius
    • Scale
    • Frets
      21 jumbo
    • Width ut nut
    • Nut
    • Fretboard inlays
      Green abalone block inlays
    • Headstock face
      Curly maple with green abalone logo


    • Hardware color
    • Tailpiece

      Bigsby B6 tremolo

    • Bridge

      Gotoh Tune-o-matic

    • Tuners
      Schaller G-Series
    • Pickup rings (set)
      Curly maple
    • Pickguard
      Curly maple
    • Knobs
      Speed knobs
    • Strap buttons



    • Guitar binding

      3-ply grained ivoroid

    • Guitar color
      Violin burst
    • Guitar finish
      Gloss acrylic
    • Strings
      Customer's choice
    • Case

      Hard shell case

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