The EVO line maintains the same traditional building principles.
For its body structure, we chose a 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.
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.
EVO is offered withan active electronics system, powered with a 9V alkaline battery, and two sound sensors: one polymeric pickup, placed under the bridge, and a bridge-mounted microphone.
The proprietary active system is conceived to enhance the acoustic qualities of the ALTER EGO instruments. The two sound sources each have their own volume control so that a musician can easily shape their own desired sound.
In addition to the volume, a switch control for the microphone provides a quick adjustable “arco” setting.