The EVO line maintains the same traditional building principles.
For its body structure, we chose a fiber-rich aluminum alloy that behaves similarly to classical tonewoods. Its sound board is in Italian red spruce. Its neck is in Balkan maple. Two sound posts act as natural sound equalizer.
The EVO instruments maintain the sound quality and rich tones of the Hollow Body acoustic line. As in BASSO, they are ergonomically designed to preserve a player’s correct posture. Our luthiers make sure that each EVO is fine-tuned to be easy to play with a smooth neck, a fingerboard properly dressed, a bridge correctly curved and set up.
The EVO instruments are built with rigorous standards and a variety of accessories are also offered.
Woods & Varnish
Balkan MAPLE: neck, fingerboard core, and tailpiece, shoulders, and knee rest
Red SPRUCE: carved top
Natural shellac applied by brush with no base filler applied.Select instrument have French polish finish.
Weight: approx. 6.5 kg (14.5 lbs.)
Measures of waterproof cordura bag: 145 x 25 x 13 cms (57 x 9¾ x 5 in.)
All instruments come with a standard removable neck for extra portability.
The travel bag is 104 cms long (41 in.) and easily fits in an aircraft overhead compartment.
The Alter Ego neck system allows to adjust string action by changing the neck angle. No bridge adjusters are needed anymore.
The system is quick and precise and can also be done during a performance.
Built-in shielded ALTER EGO double polymeric active pickup under bridge feet.
Built-in BUFFER PREAMP with Master Volume, Blender control, Master line OUT
Built-in AUX-ready DUAL PREAMP and headphone amplifier with Mix, Blender, Tone shaping controls, Master Volume, Master line OUT, Headphone line OUT.
Despiau Mirecourt bridge in treated maple made on AlterEgo’s specs.
Gotoh tuning pegs with single adjustable torques and easy fine-tuning made on AlterEgo’s specs.
Pinnacle strings by SuperSensitive.
Over the years we have also made the following babyEGOs:
- Hi-C 5-string
- Low-B 5-string
- Well-tempered (reversible, rapid lace system to have frets on an otherwise smooth and well scooped fingerboard)