Eumelia - Acoustic 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-01 Archtop 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.

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Delivery time

1 week

11.780,00 €

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    Delivery time
    1 week

    8.890,00 €

      Features

      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

      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.

      This control pedal allows the switching or blending between the acoustic piezo and the electric pickup as well as the use of the active or passive EQ, making it an ideal companion to Eumelia.

      Fremediti Titanium Tailpiece

      Our Fremediti tailpiece suspension is a patented original design that contributes to the playability of the guitar.

      On the tailpiece there is a suspension system which absorbs a small part of the string tension when we press the strings against the frets, resulting in a "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.
      In addition this system absorbes a part of the structural stress, created from bending, preserving this way the structural integrity of the more delicate materials and construction used on an acoustic instrument.

      Our Fremediti tailpiece is machined from titanium alloy, providing added stability and reduced weight, while at the same time making the sound brighter and cleaner.

      Finally, an ebony cover with exotic top veneer, 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.

      VF-01 Archtop

      A low profile, naturally voiced, humbucking pickup for acoustic and electric archtop guitars.

      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.

      It is wound in our Fremediti workshop the VF-01 archtop uses an alnico 5 bar magnet, 2-conductor shielded cable and it 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.

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      Specifications

      Body

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

      Neck

      • Neck wood
        Three-piece curly maple
      • Neck shape
        C profile
      • Truss rod
        Fremediti 1-way
      • Fretboard wood
        Ebony
      • Fretboard radius
        12"
      • Scale
        25"
      • Frets
        21 jumbo
      • Width ut nut
        1-3/4"
      • Nut
        Bone
      • Fretboard inlays
        No
      • Headstock face
        Walnut burl with MOP logo

      Hardware

      • Hardware color
        Nickel
      • Tuners
        Waverly
      • Tailpiece cover

        Ebony with drop top walnut burl veneer

      • Pickup cover
        Maple (black color) (no-holes)
      • Fingerrest
        Walnut with drop top walnut burl veneer
      • Strap buttons
        Standard

      Electrics

      Guitar

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

        Hard shell case

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