NGD - Aristides 060 "Rosette"; in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

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  1. Horizongeetar93

    Horizongeetar93 the sparkle guy Contributor

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    Little backstory to how we got this far:

    I've been looking to spec out an Aristides for some time. But obviously funds for one of these aren't exactly one paycheck for the average joe. Last year I was able to save enough to order one! I had bounced around ideas of what I wanted for one; galactic sparkle, purple, schaller hannes, etc. I really wanted to go for a space theme, and one piece of inspiration came from the Rosette Nebula. So after talking with Brandon and Pascal about some ideas to get somewhere in that ballpark, we came up with this! 10 months and many updates later, here she is.

    They call it "LSD Sparkle" but you can call it whatever you want. To me she's Rosette. It's a 3 tone finish (not chameleon) with rainbow flake. It's honestly so hard to describe how this looks in person, but she looks amazing under different lighting and colors.

    She's loaded with a set of their Bareknuckle Aristides Customs. They're incredibly full sounding and just all around really fun to play on. Not as hot as a Rag or M6 but they distort well and don't flub one bit on the chugs. Probably my favorite set to jam on. I've tried a lot of different combinations in arium instruments (there is a surprisingly large amount of Aristides around my city!) but these take the cake for me, at least for the bridge and neck in 1 and 5 positions. I'm not a fan of the 2-4 settings as much as my other guitar set ups, but I also haven't messed around with patches on my axefx to really test them out properly.

    The geometric rose inlay was Brandon's idea. I had jumped on getting a rose inlay for the guitar and with everything I explained to him he recommended going geo with it and I absolutely love it. It is my favorite piece of this guitar and I think it ties it's identity all together.

    Previously mentioned, I've played a good amount of Aristides around my town and I don't think any of them come close to how this one plays. It came perfectly set up right out of the box and with a minor tuning session she was ripping. I haven't really put it down since it arrived and it will definitely contribute to the accumulating dust on my other instruments. It is currently set up 11-56 drop C.

    Thanks for reading my essay. I want to say thank you so much to the Aristides team for making my dream guitar. Now if you'll excuse me...
     
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  2. mbardu

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    Not really a big fan of the Hannes in general....but I'll give it a pass this time since this guitar is pretty much perfect.
    Wow.
     
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    That is absolutely killer. When you say you played a lot of them around town were they in shops or just other owners?
     
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    Nice! The overall aesthetic isn’t my cup of tea at all. But it’s certainly unique. I’ve never seen an Aristides like that before. And I know they play like a dream.
     
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    That is one hell of a beauty. Cool story, too. Aristides guys seem to be very cool and professional. Tha doesn’t help my GAS for their headless model...
    Very very nice color.
     
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    That looks an awesome builds congrats!!
     
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    Horizongeetar93 the sparkle guy Contributor

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    There are quite a few owners in my area. 2 people i know own at least 5 each, one person with 2, myself with 3 now and my dude Jake on here has one as well.
     
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    Inlay is sick, love the geometric aesthetic.
     
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    As a fan of space, I approve :yesway:.
     
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    Saw that one on IG, very sick. Take a video of that thing in the sunlight
     
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    Good god...

    That is jaw dropping! Outstanding build.
     
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    Beautiful!!
     
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    Unreal!!!!
     
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    This thing looks unreal!
     
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    out of this world gorgeous!
    i love the unique paint-job on this, really dig it.
     
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    Truly killer finish on that! HNGD!
     
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    Fuckkkkk. That is perfection. HNGD!
     
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    Holy crap that finish! Gotta love these custom Aristedes finishes, they really know what they're doing!
     
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    Holy fuck yeah!
     
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    looks really nice, love the inlay, great taste on the bridge, too
     

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