Aristides Instruments

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Aristides Instruments BV
IndustryMusical instruments
Founded2007; 17 years ago (2007)
FounderAristides Poort
HeadquartersHaarlem, The Netherlands
Area served
ProductsElectric guitar
Bass guitar
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Aristides Instruments is a Dutch guitar company, founded by the luthier Aristides Poort. Aristides Poort started in 1995 with the development of a composite material that had to match the cell properties of wood. He did this in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology. The result is a material called Arium. From this he started making solid body guitars in 2007, using only a wooden fingerboard and metal hardware.[1]

Production Process

The guitars are cast in an aluminum mold and then dried and sanded. In the final stage, the hardware is added manually.[2]


Aristides currently offers the following series and models.[3]

  • Standard
    • T/0
    • 060
    • 070
    • 020
    • 080
  • S-Series
    • 070s
    • 060s
    • 080s
  • H-Series
    • H/06
    • H/07
    • H/08
  • Basses
    • 050


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