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.

In stock
Delivery time
1 week

8.670,00 €


    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).

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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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