(SOLD) Tantalum Model + Blue Honeycomb Richlite Top!

I am thrilled to unveil my latest creation: a 6-string tantalum model. The top of this guitar showcases an intricately deeply engraved honeycomb pattern, offering a striking visual and tactile experience along with a practical function by providing weight relief. This unique design is carved into a solid piece of RichLite, an eco-friendly material crafted from recycled paper embedded into phenolic resin. It is celebrated for its durability and stability, making it an excellent choice for this innovative instrument.

Additionally, this guitar features a pioneering polyetheretherketone nut. PEEK's ability to transmit vibrations (something I discovered by mistake while experimenting several years ago) with unparalleled efficiency makes it an exceptional choice for clarity and consistency in tuning stability and sound. The material is virtually indestructible in this application and will never wear down, ensuring long-lasting performance.

Moreover, this guitar is equipped with custom unfinished Alumitone humbuckers, laser engraved with 'tantalum', the name of my flagship model. Although these are 7-string Alumitone humbuckers, they have been chosen purely for their aesthetic appeal in this 6-string guitar. Lace Alumitone humbuckers are renowned for their revolutionary design, utilizing an aluminum exoskeleton instead of traditional copper. This results in less resistance and higher output, creating a current-driven design as opposed to conventional voltage-based pickups.

For those unfamiliar with Lace Alumitone humbuckers, let me explain the key difference between these and conventional pickups. Traditional humbuckers generate a voltage signal through electromagnetic induction, where a vibrating string disrupts a magnetic field within a coil of copper wire. This method can lead to higher resistance and potential noise interference. In contrast, Alumitone humbuckers are current-driven, utilizing an innovative aluminum design and micro-winding. This approach reduces resistance, enhances output, and provides a cleaner, broader frequency response with less noise interference, delivering unparalleled clarity and efficiency. Additionally, these pickups are completely noiseless, which is another great advantage over traditional humbuckers.

Specifications:

-Solid one piece Richlite® Top (paper composite made of 65% recycled paper and 35% phenolic resin)
-Impeccably quartersawn Sipo Mahogany body and neck
-A Premium ‘Crelicam Ebony’ fingerboard with 24 frets, a 25.5'' scale, and a 12" radius
-The pioneering Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) nut with intricate scalloping
-High-quality Hipshot hardware and high-tolerance CTS pots
-Hufschmid Blue HufGlow© Fingerboard Block Inlays
-A NOS Russian FT-2 0.027uF Teflon capacitor
-Custom unfinished Alumitone deathbuckers with the model 'Tantalum' laser-etched 
-An Antique Nickel-finished coin logo inlay on the back
-Aluminium shielding and 25 coats of hand-applied oil-based varnish

 

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