With an all-aluminum body this aluminum-body Vision is a sleek see-through work of art! Does it sound any different because it has a metal body? Although other aluminum guitars have had a thin, tinny sound, ours sound full like any wood body guitar. The reason is the strings are anchored to a core of solid aluminum bar, so the vibration of the strings is as it would be if anchored in a solid wood body. Check out our Videos page to hear it for yourself.
Our patented core and body components are machined in the USA with a maple USA neck and our patent-pending ToneStorm hot-swap pickup system. This means that not only can you change out any pickup, anytime, you can also change out the body anytime and create an entirely new look! (See photos or alternate body styles.) Although it comes standard as a hard tail (fixed bridge), the beauty of our modular design means you can swap that out for a Kahler locking tremolo later, without having to buy another guitar.
Pickup cartridges come in two configurations: Full Size (2-3 pickups mounted together) or Half Size (hold 1 pickup for either bridge or neck). You can install any brand or type of pickup into our cartridges with no soldering needed. We proudly feature EMG USA pickups as our standard offering with two pickups mounted in a full-size cartridge as the default configuration. We've picked our favorites from the active and passive categories and you can choose combinations from the following:
- Passive single coil models S4 and S3
- Passive humbucker models H4 and H4A
- Active humbucker models 81 and 85
- H4 humbucker and S4 single coil combo
Additional full or half size cartridges are available for installing your own favorite pickups, and those can be ordered from our Accessories page.
Standard features of this guitar include:
- 24 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets, 25.5" scale
- Locking tuners
- Slim-C neck with 1-11/16" nut width and 12" radius
- 9V battery for active pickups
- Dunlop USA Straploks
Optional body wings are available in different shapes and colors, both aluminum and wood. Somnium guitars DO NOT include a case, so please be sure to select one if you need it. Body dimensions are 12.5" wide by 18" tall (31 cm x 46 cm) and overall guitar height is 39.5" (100 cm). Weight with a two-humbucker cartridge is 8 lbs.