New 7-String Guitar Made Out of New Tone Material That’s Apparently Awesome

When it comes to guitars, it’s all about the wood.  Each species comes with its own acoustic properties–and even then, tone can differ subtlety from instrument to instrument.  And let’s not even get into how the surrounding environment–hot, cold, humid, dry–can influence how a guitar can sound from gig to gig or even song to song.

A Dutch company thinks there has to be a way of manufacturing guitars where each one sounds as glorious as the other.

Aristides Instruments is about to show off a new 7-string axe made of a new tone material they call “Arium.”  It consists of a secret concoction of solid particles and resins that form “millions of tiny sound chambers that can resonate freely in all dimensions.”  The thing looks stunning, too.

Read all about it at Gizmag.

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