Apollo - Electric Semi-hollow


Apollo is our full body semi hollow, double cutaway guitar, with classic lines and traditional craftsmanship.

As in all our guitars we follow the path of traditional hand craftsmanship with no cnc machines involved in any step of the process.

Premium grade tonewoods are used for its construction, offering exceptional constancy in stability and tone. We carefully select and laminate the wood layers one by one, checking, throughout the process, the tone characteristics of each top and back, achieving a balanced tone character.

It futures a center block made from selected American maple and spruce. The shape of the center block is designed in a way to allow the two hollow compartments to communicate, thus extending the “breathing” and harmony of vibrations.

The guitar comes equipped with two custom-wound VF-15 Classic custom humbucker pickups and can optionally be equipped with a varitone 5-way rotary switch. This way the player can take full advantage of the pickups and electric layout capabilities, having an extended sound palette available. As a result, our Apollo is a multi-talented toneful instrument that can cover any style of playing.

Pre-order

Delivery time
3 months

4.220,00 €

    Features

    Handmade Laminated Plates

    We carefully select and laminate the wood layers for our tops and backs.

    We form their thickness and hardness accordingly, checking the tone characteristics of each top and back plate throughout the process, until we achieve a balanced tone character.

    Varitone

    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).

    VF-15 Classic

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

    Description
    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.

    VF-17 Plus

    The VF-17 plus is a high output versatile humbucker set.

    Description
    It has a unique full tone and offers an excellent balance of bass, mids & treble. This even response makes it extremely versatile and great for all types of music and playing styles.

    Uses an alnico 5 bar magnet, nickel bottom plate, 4-conductor shielded cable for multiple wiring options and it is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.

    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-P90 Vintage

    Our vintage correct recreation set of the very first single-coils, with all of the midrange grittiness that makes the P90 pickups so unique.

    Description
    The dual alnico 5 bar magnets and the short wide bobbins give the P90 its unique tonal character with a powerful midrange and higher output than most other types of single coils.

    In the bridge position, the pickup has sparkly mids that really give it a gritty, open tone, while the neck position, sounds sweet and smooth, and delivers some big fat sounding chords.

    Our VF-P90 vintage is wound in our Fremediti workshop, using plain enamel wire and it comes with vintage braided single-conductor hookup cable and is wax potted for squeal free-performance.

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    Sounds

    Guitar Video

    Apollo played by Nikos Arvanitis

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    Specifications

    Body

    • Body type

      Semi hollow

    • Body size
      16" lower bout, 1.77" body depth
    • Body wood
    • Body inside
      Maple

    Neck

    • Neck wood
      Three-piece maple
    • Neck joint

      Extra long mortise & tenon

    • Neck shape
      C profile
    • Truss rod
      Fremediti 1-way
    • Fretboard wood
      Rosewood
    • Fretboard radius
      12"
    • Scale
      24.750"
    • Frets
      22 jumbo
    • Width ut nut
      1- 11/16"
    • Nut
      Bone
    • Fretboard inlays
      MOP dot inlays
    • Headstock face
      Ebony with MOP logo

    Hardware

    • Hardware color
      Nickel
    • Tailpiece

      Gotoh stop tailpiece

    • Bridge

      Gotoh

    • Tuners
      Gotoh
    • Pickguard
      3-ply abs
    • Knobs
      Bell knobs
    • Strap buttons
      Standard

    Electrics

    • Controls

      Pickup selector, 2 volume controls, 2 tone controls

    Guitar

    • Guitar binding

      3-ply cream (cbc)

    • Guitar color
      Tobacco sunburst
    • Guitar finish
      Gloss acrylic
    • Strings
      Nickel wound customer's choice
    • Case

      Hard shell case

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