The new AlumiSonic 1100-FR (Floyd Rose) Aluminum Guitar is a special and a long awaited addition to our 1100 series of archtop instruments. Based on our 1100-Custom design, the AlumiSonic 1100-FR is a completely re-engineered version of the 1100-Custom, with a thick, machined aluminum frame, fused inside the body for mounting the Floyd Rose Original Tremolo, with excellent tone transference to both the 1100 aluminum top and 6061 aluminum bottom panels. As a result, the resonant sustain on this design was beyond what we could have imagined. The 1100-FR body shares the same combination of material types and thicknesses as the 1100-Custom, selected to produce the ultimate equalization of aluminum clarity with deep, controllable, semi-hollow arch-top resonance and sustain, with the added option of a sound hole for even greater resonance .

The 1100-FR guitar is also available with the Graphtech Floyd Rose Piezo saddled Tremolo, for an incredibly authentic, studio quality acoustic guitar tone at the flick of a switch, as well as the option of a 13 pin MIDI compatible output. The 1/4” jack stereo output allows for simultaneous use of both guitar pickup and Piezo acoustic guitar sound as two separate signals with a stereo cable, or both signals can be combined as one balanced mono output when an ordinary cable is used. The separate 13 Pin MIDI output option can be used with any of today’s state-of-the-art MIDI converters and will provide the fastest and most accurate tracking available on the market.

The arch-top of the 1100-FR is cold formed and hardened from 99% pure 1100 aluminum for the most obtainable warmth and the lowest decibel range of aluminum resonance possible. Dimensionally perfected to classic carve-top proportions, the arch-top is fused to durable .09” thick 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sides and back, for a higher decibel tone balance with the added advantage of incredible strength and impact resistance. The specially machined frame for securely mounting the floating Floyd Rose Tremolo, is machined from 3/8” and 1/2”, 6061 Aluminum and welded to both top and bottom panels.

Both pickup positions of the 1100-FR are internally backed with nitrocellulose lacquered, Honduran mahogany chambers, for an extra percussive crunch and hollow body resonance control with a warm hybrid-blend of aluminum resonance through Mahogany. The 1100-FR can also be customized with optional pickups wired with detachable micro plugs. AlumiSonic provides all commercially available pickups, with a micro plug pre-installed for easy changeability.

The necks offered for the 1100-FR are designed to maintain the feel, balance and temperature of a classic, set neck carved-top instrument. Through extensive testing we determined that mahogany is the necessary hybrid ingredient for balance of flavoring and transference of sound from a quality tone wood neck, to a pure aluminum body. The neck is internally mounted with our patented AlumiSonic Set Neck Mounting System, which results in a smooth back, with no external neck mounting hardware. This new and innovative mounting method also allows for better tone transfer from neck to body than ordinary neck mounting methods. In addition to providing a stronger connection than ordinary bolt- on necks, the Set Neck is easily replaceable in case of damage. 1100-FR neck pockets are angled back for a perfect alignment with the Floyd Rose Original Tremolo.

The 1100 series of hand crafted archtop guitars embody the ultimate marriage of three acoustically tuned materials: 1100 aluminum for deep sustain and resonance, 6061 aluminum for clarity and crystalline overtones, and mahogany for that classic tonewood warmth and feel. All three materials make for a wicked combination of simultaneously identifiable sounds. The AlumiSonic 1100 series of guitars are undeniably the finest aluminum hybrid instrument ever created.


TOTAL WEIGHT: 9.4 lbs.
BODY: 6061 & 1100 Aluminum semi-hollow body for Floyd Rose with Mahogany chambering and optional sound hole.
BODY FINISH: Quadruple dipped Show Chrome.
ELECTRONICS: SWITCHCRAFT 3 way switch, CTS 500k pot's or Push/Push coil tap pot’s . Optional GraphTech “Ghost” Acousti-Phonic Piezo system, GraphTech Hexpander MIDI interface, or both. GraphTech option includes Program and Quick switches (Chrome or Gold) with independent MIDI and Piezo volume controls and the option of our custom AlumiSonic Stacked Bell Knob for a guitar pickup tone / volume control.
BRIDGE PICKUP: Seymour Duncan Custom 5 Humbucker with coil tap switching (Chrome or Gold)
NECK PICKUP: Seymour Duncan ’59 Model Humbucker with coil tap switching (Chrome or Gold)
BRIDGE / VIBRATO: Floyd Rose Original Tremolo System (Made in Germany), plated in Chrome or Gold, or Graphtech LB63 Floyd Rose, plated in Chrome or Gold, for use with the optional Graphtech Ghost Pickup system.
Back Plates: Chrome Plated Aluminum.
TUNERS: Grover Mini 18:1 Locking Rotomatics with Keystone Buttons (Chrome or Gold).
NECK: Standard thin contour Mahogany neck with gloss black lacquer, Compound 10"-16" radius Indian Rosewood fret board with 22 Medium Jumbo nickel frets, or Medium Jumbo Gold frets (dressed and crowned). Trapezoid style, or Split-Block style Figured Mother of Pearl inlays available in Pearl white or in Gold, Chrome inlayed AlumiSonic headstock, AlumiSonic set neck heel mount system.
NUT: Floyd Rose Original Series locking nut. (Chrome or Gold).