• Eumelia - Acoustic / Electric Archtop


    Eumelia stands out in our archtop line as the most traditional model.

    Its premium selected solid European tonewoods, strictly detailed hand craftsmanship and beautiful earthy colors, gives Eumelia a contemporary, classy look and feel.

    The handmade traditional construction such as X-bracing tap-tuned top, hand-graduated top and back, with the addition of some modern crafting elements, allow Eumelia to shine with its unique warm and musical acoustic tone, while excelling in terms of connectivity.

    Eumelia is extremely comfortable to play, as it comes equipped with our Fremediti patented suspension tailpiece. Our tailpiece is custom made out of titanium alloy and features 6 different density independent spring suspensions (one for each string), with parallel to the strings movement. This design allows the guitar top to vibrate freely and at the same time, have a softer, more comfortable feel on the neck.

    A piezo acoustic handmade ebony bridge and a VF F-12N floating pickup provide an extended tone variety.

    To get the maximum of Eumelia’s capabilities without affecting its acoustic sound, we designed and developed in house the "Eumelia control pedal". It is an external management system, in pedal format, that carries all the electronic wiring of the guitar. This way the guitar top remains free of parts and elements that can affect the sound qualities of the guitar. On the other hand, it gives the player the possibility to have a great selection of acoustic and electric sounds, as well as the ability of blending them.

    The guitar comes equipped with two output connectors, one XLR type for the use with the "Eumelia control pedal" and a normal one for using the guitar with the on board "under thumb rest", mini disc knobs. All the above features offer "Eumelia" unlimited potential in sound shaping.

    Description


    Model name
    Eumelia
    Guitar type
    Archtop 17" Carved, hand-graduated and tuned
    Guitar style
    Acoustic / Electric
  • Body Archtop: 17" lower bout, 3" body depth at sides
    Top Carved, hand–graduated and tuned, EU spruce
    Back Carved, hand–graduated and tuned, flamed maple
    Sides Flamed maple
    Bracing X-braced, EU spruce
    Neck Three piece flamed maple
    Headstock* With m.o.p. inlays, optional figured top veneer
    Fingerboard Ebony, 12” radius
    Binding 3-ply abs plastic, optional 3-ply flamed maple
    Width At Nut 1 ¾", bone
    Scale 25"
    Frets 21 medium jumbo
    Bridge Fremediti ebony bridge, optional with piezo pickup
    Tailpiece* Fremediti titanium tailpiece, ebony cover optional with figured top veneer
    Pickup Fremediti F-12N humbucker, optional piezo pickup
    Controls Volume and tone control mounted to the fingerrest, optional onboard Fremediti acoustic control system or Fremediti Eumelia Control Pedal
    Hardware Gotoh tuners, optional Waverly tuners, metal strap buttons, optional ebony strap buttons
    Fingerrest* Flamed maple, optional with figured top veneer
    Finish Gloss poly, optional gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
    Color Natural, optional earth burst or violinburst or antique burst
    Strings Nickel wound customers choice: (11 - 49) (12 - 52) (13 - 56)
    Case Fremediti hard shell case included

    * Headstock, tailpiece and fingerrest set can be made from figured veneers

  • 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.

    Fremediti Eumelia Pedal

    Fremediti Eumelia Pedal

    Our Eumelia guitar stands out in our archtop line, as the most traditional model.

    To get the maximum of its capabilities without affecting its acoustic sound, we designed and developed in house the "Eumelia control pedal".

    It is an external management system, in pedal format that carries all the electronic wiring of the guitar. This way the guitar top remains free of parts and elements that can affect the sound qualities of the guitar. On the other hand, it gives the player the possibility to have a great selection of acoustic and electric sounds, as well as the ability of blending them.

    The guitar comes equipped with two output connectors, one XLR type for the use with the "Eumelia control pedal" and a normal one for using the guitar with the on-board "under thumb rest", mini disc knobs.

    All the above features offer "Eumelia" unlimited potential in sound shaping.

    The pedal contains an electric/acoustic selector, a blend on-off mode, a blend balance pot, an active or passive EQ switch and an acoustic pickup face selector.

    Fremediti Titanium Tailpiece

    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.

    Fremediti Piezo Bridge

    Height adjustable ebony bridge with a specially undersaddle Fishman acoustic piezo pickup and 1/8” width ebony saddle.

    The 1/8”ebony saddle width allows the achievement of a perfect intonation by giving the exact shape at the point of each string.

    Fremediti F-12N

    A low profile, naturally voiced, humbucking pickup for acoustic archtop guitars with steel or bronze strings.

    Description
    A pickup designed for the true acoustic archtop purist with no routed pickup into the guitars top. This pickup is naturally-voiced, allowing the balance, warmth and richness of a fine archtop to present its true acoustic tone. It is mounted to the fingerrest without touching the top of the guitar. Hand wound in our Fremediti workshop the F-12N uses an alnico 5 bar magnet, 2-conductor shielded cable and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.

    Pots Mounted to the Fingerrest

    Two mini pots are discreetly positioned under the fingerrest, without any contact with the guitar top, thus not affecting its free vibration.

    Additionally, this set up does not interfere with the classic appearance of the guitar.

    Wooden Binding and Purfling

    We wanted to offer an impeccable aesthetic appearance to our top of the line archtop and hollow-body models.

    Our Eumelia and Polymnia, as well as Amphion AC and Euphony AC, come with wooden bindings, multiply wooden purfling, multiply veneers and strips in every possible area.

    The same aesthetic detailed craft is applied also to the f-holes of the above models.

    Fremediti Deluxe Hard Case

    Fremediti case

    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.  

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