Teams Build Dreams
We are proud to be a highly efficient but small team. Comprised of truly unique specialists and creatives that when not in the shop can be found on tour as sound engineers, on stage as performing artists or serving our community as designers, technicians and music makers.
We believe in creating the optimal product that exceeds global standards while utilizing the resources and people right around us.
From Mind to Matter
Aluminati Guitar Company is a cutting edge guitar and guitar parts manufacturer based in Asheville, North Carolina. We specialize in connecting innovation and tradition by applying high-tech machining and design processes to the age old art of guitar building.
We utilize nontraditional materials such as recycled aluminum and lucite to produce highly efficient instruments with a minimal carbon footprint. All of our parts are sourced exclusively from USA based companies and assembled by hand in the mountains of North Carolina.
Aluminati Guitars was founded in 2009 with one goal in mind: to make the best sounding instrument on the planet.
This soon turned into many goals. The best playing instrument. A lightweight instrument that's so easy to play, it almost plays itself. A guitar with virtually no maintenance. A guitar with classic proportions, but an instantly recognizable modern design. A guitar built with sustainable materials, right here in the good ol' US of A.
In short, a guitar with every desirable feature. The lowest action, no neck dive, heel-less neck joint, the highest quality components, bell-like sustain, and the singing tone only an aluminum instrument can deliver.
If you are looking for a guitar with a neck that will never need that yearly adjustment or fret job, we got you covered. If you are a discerning studio musician searching for the ultimate tone machine, look no further. Want to experiment with the aluminum sound on your own axe? Bolt on an one of our aftermarket necks with an AlumiCrown bridge. We work tirelessly to bring you the best playing, most advanced guitars and components on the planet so you can expand your sonic horizons in style.
See what guitarists are saying about our instruments!
James Little, CEO
Artists dig it.
We have been fortunate to work with amazing artists and we are grateful for their feedback. Have a look for yourself and see what people are saying.
See us live!
We have just opened the showroom of our shop in Asheville, North Carolina. If you are interested in getting your hands on an instrument or setting up a tour, get in touch or stop on by!
Interested in what we have going on? There is always something in the works at Aluminati. Check out our blog to see what we have been up to and what is coming your way.
If you are anything like us then you care as much about the how as you do the why. We pride ourselves on utilizing cutting edge technology and pushing our design thinking to constantly improve our product offerings. Dive in to the details!
Aluminati takes a less traditional and more scientific approach to building guitars. We use only what is absolutely best for the instrument's sound, playability, and durability; even if it takes us building new machines and techniques to incorporate these sophisticated materials. Every nut, bolt, curve and cavity is intentional and designed with the player in mind.
□ Aircraft grade 6061 T6 aluminum neck and fretboard with our signature Hollowtech infrastructure that maximizes resonance and minimizes weight, no truss rod- no maintenance- no worries.
□ Necks come in Aurora model 6 in line headstock style, loaded with fender rolling trees and black anodized Sperzel Trim Lock tuners for consistent and stable tuning. Or our Nebula 3x3 tilt back headstock.
□ Our Orion Series bodies are black lucite body in the shape of Orion star constellation and our Nebula Series come in transparent chambered lucite. More on lucite Below.
□ Extremely durable bolt-on brass nut hand cut and polished for regular gauge 10-46 strings, easily interchangeable with our custom gauge guitar nuts.
□ Jescar jumbo sized stainless steel frets for ultrafast fretting and frictionless bends without any dread of getting fret wear.
□ Anodized aluminum pickguard that shields noise and doesn't scratch or streak from guitar picks.
□ Anodized Alumicrown bridge with stainless steel hardware designed for comfortable palm muting and intonation stability.
□ Self lubricating Graphtech Stringsaver Saddles makes strings last 3,500 more plucks before breaking and notes sustain 2 seconds longer than traditional steel saddles.
□ Flushmount Neutrik 1/4" output jack mounted from inside eliminating common scratchy signal and loose hardware issues.
□ Lollar Imperial Humbuckers, tone that sounds great at any volume, setting, or musical style. Mounted from back of body so you don't have to remove strings or pickguard to adjust.
□ Bourns or CTS (depending on model) low friction pots with aluminum screw on knobs for fast swells and long life.
□ All of our hardware is stainless steel with hex key heads so no stripping or oxidation, our bodies and necks are machined with matching threads.
A bit about lucite
Lucite or polymethyl methacrylate, is a synthetic organic compound with high durability and constant tonal qualities. It is denser than any tonewood providing less energy transfer from string vibrations, and scientifically chambered for resonance and weight. We prefer to build our instrument bodies from this medium because of the consistency that we can achieve, this allows us to streamline processes and deliver an invariable product. We also highly value the fact that lucite is extremely durable so breakage leading to waste is minimized and if it occurs lucite is a recyclable product used in the construction and medical fields.
6061 T6 Aluminum
We clearly love aluminum and that love begins with playability. Our aluminum necks have instant attack, ultra defined note clarity and an overall inspiring feel under your fingers. With our necks being chambered you end up with a highly resonant yet articulate platform that is lightweight and extremely durable. There is no need for a truss rod with aluminum as it is a static material and once set up it will not move. Beyond playability 6061 T6 is a sustainable alternative to traditional woods used throughout the guitar industry. We recycle our byproduct from manufacturing to contribute to sustainably producing future blanks.
Beyond taking great pride in our use of aluminum and lucite in our instruments, we also have put in years of research into all the details and components that make up the rest of our instruments. We have gone to the point of machining our own washers to make sure that everything fits tight, weighs light and plays right. Furthermore we utilize CTS or Bourne pots and Sprague "Orange Drop" capacitors when we hand wire all of our instruments.