NGD: Aristides 070 #2

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by oracles, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. oracles

    oracles Australian in Canada

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    Through a mixture of my impulsiveness, and Pascal's ability to talk me into things, I now have my second Aristides 070, and my 5th Aristides overall. What can I say that hasn't been said about these things? Basically nothing. As I've come to expect from Aristides, it's absolutely flawless. In comparison to my older 070, there are some differences, namely the neck shape and profile (new one is definitely thinner), the new one is considerably lighter, and is somehow even more resonant. My first 070 was ordered and completed in 2015 (when build times were a mere 3 months) and this was ordered late 2017 and delivered mid 2018 (7-8 months is the current build estimate). Having ordered other custom Aristides builds in that time frame, and holding this newest one, it's very easy to see that this is a brand continually pushing to increase the quality on every instrument that leaves the shop. The fretwork is nothing short of spectacular, and is definitely a step up over what my original 070 has (which is still better than a solid 90% of other builders), the satin finish has been refined and improved, and as mentioned earlier, it's lighter and more resonant.

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    26.5" scale length
    1 piece arium neck and body
    Richlite dark fretboard, single purple epoxy 070 inlay at 12th fret
    Hipshot bridge and griplock tuners
    Single push/pull volume, 3 way blade switch
    Custom wound Avedissian Scythe pickups
    Blue luminlay side dots
    57110 stainless steel frets
    Silver/purple satin battleworn finish

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  2. Sermo Lupi

    Sermo Lupi SS.org Regular

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    Very cool. Just like worn purple paint on brushed aluminium. Goes great with your first one as well!
     
  3. Samark

    Samark SS.org Regular

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    Very nice addition! Love the purples, can't wait to see the new Crusher there as well

    Enjoy mate
     
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    Bdtunn SS.org Regular

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    That’s out of this world!!
     
  5. rifftrauma

    rifftrauma Trapped in time...

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    Love the finish on this, was all over it on the instagrams. I'm definitely going to have them build my next 7 string, HNGD, love it!
     
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    dhgrind SS.org Regular

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    i legit loved mine aside from the neck shape. glad to see that they're just getting better with every year!
     
  7. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    It only lets me push the like button once!!!

    That is awesome. Nice pair.
     
  8. Electric Wizard

    Electric Wizard delightfully devilish

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    The aristides shape is not my thing but I love how many different finishes they do. Tons of interesting stuff and obviously none that's based on figured wood.
     
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    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    I love the colors and attention to details, but i wish they made a headless model with less bulky body shape.
     
    Dahl and makecamera like this.
  10. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    Cool concept for the finish, congrats!
     
  11. Fred the Shred

    Fred the Shred Shrederick

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    Ah, so that one's yours. Nice! :)
     
  12. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    This was yours? I saw it on their Instagram. I typically don't like over the top designs, but I seriously like this one a lot! HNGD!
     
  13. Dust_to_Dust

    Dust_to_Dust Mathew

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    This one came out so well!
     

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