Semi hollow body guitar with an aluminum top
The top is handhammered into a light arch shape. The holes for the pickups and the potentiometer knobs are pressed to make a strong brim. The lines are then pressed in, to serve as a bracing system, and a cross brace is attached to the inside of the top.
The top will be tuned until it is perfect sounding. This is done by hammering the aluminum.
Letters are hammered in, and the aluminum is polished to a mirror shine.
“Free vibrating system”
An important feature of the Alu top guitar is the use of the free vibrating system. This means there are no objects connected to the top of the guitar, giving the top total freedom for vibrating.
This means the pickups are mounted on the wooden backside of the guitar and sticking through bigger holes in the top. Also the potentiometer knobs are just sticking through big holes in the top.
The only object touching the top is the bridge, which brings the resonance of the strings to the top.
- Aluminum handhammered top
- Aluminum crossbrace
- Free vibrating system
- Ash body (harvested from the Buitenveldert graveyard in Amsterdam)
- nitrocellulose laquer
- Two piece maple neck, scale length 25”, bolt on
- Rosewood or ebony fingerboard
- Medium frets, bone nut
- Plain or sunburst, nitrocellulose laquer
- All hardware handmade of aluminum
- Handwound pickups, alnico 5 or alnico 8 polepieces
- zinc pickup covers
- Fused ground