There are some things in life that you will never fully understand until you have the experience. Becoming a parent. Experiencing the state of expanded consciousness that Hindus or Buddhists call ‘samadhi’ in which you achieve complete oneness with all of creation. Seeing the resplendent and awesome works of nature or man such as the Grand Canyon, Mt Everest, The Great Pyramids at Giza. The great rouge Egyptologist John Anthony West once said “Egypt is like sex. You can read about it and look at pictures of it but until you experience it you will never really get it”
Playing an Aluminati Nebula DX fits with every analogy I just listed. I’m being slightly facetious but not nearly as much ad you think. First of all, to truly understand anything Aluminati makes you have to understand the people who make up the company, and the ethos behind that company. Companies don’t make things, people make things. And the people at Aluminati are truly amazing people. In character and in trade. Founder and owner James was personally texting back and forth with me about my order. The attention to the customers needs is unparalleled. The more I learned about the company, the more videos I watched about how they create their instruments, the more I learned about the thought, intention and passion that goes into every aspect of the company the more I was blown away. They are literally trying to change the world. Renewability is something scarcely thought about in the music business. They have completely made that one of their highest priorities. I could go on and on about how amazingly they are but let’s cut to the chase.
This guitar is freaking INSANE. Top to bottom it’s a work of art. Plays like nothing I ever touched, and I own over 50 instruments. The sustain…. You can’t comprehend. I’m sorry, I would try and explain but it would be for naught. It has to be felt to be understood.
I own many expensive instruments and have a better than average understanding of how many thousands of dollars translates into what as far as instruments go. Every guitar, especially if the multi multi thousand dollar ones need lots of love an attention. Make sure the climate is right, proper set up and maintenance, maintaining a 60 year old instrument is in itself an expensive task at times. But you buy an Aluminati guitar and YOU WILL NEVER NEED TO DO ANY MAINTENANCE EVER. Change the strings. That’s it.
Do yourself the kindness. You own it to yourself. You own it to Mother Earth and your fellow man. And you should support great people doing great things. Get one and understand what reading about it and look at pictures will never give you.
This Nebula feels great, it’s the only neck I’ve really loved the feel of since my original Ibanez RG, but without a truss rod to adjust which is awesome, it’s just always straight m with super consistent string action. I’m a fan.
The lightweight neck creates an amazing tone and doesn't strain your shoulders at all. Not to mention it is an absolute piece of art. If you play live people will certainly approach you with questions. Highly recommend
In terms of ease of play and reliability this neck has no equal that I have encountered in over 40 years of guitar playing. I've owned a lot of guitars and do not keep those that I don't resonate with on a deep level. This thing is fast, simple and beautiful - all of the things that make for a long and meaningful relationship