When the premier builders of the 50's set out to create the first solid body electrics, it was only natural to mirror the look of the great arch top guitars. These ground-breaking designs not only endured but became industry icons because the design work was truly remarkable. Little did they know what use the Blues, Rock, and Heavy Metal players of the future would make of these guitar. The AVION SERIES guitars, while paying tribute to these original designs, offers its own unique visual character and performance benefits.
Many players love the look of an arch top solid body but are not aware of the incredible performance benefits it generates. The arch top adds mass for rigidity under the bridge, preventing the body from stealing energy off the string. This may add some weight, but the improvement in attack and sustain is worth it.
The maple top on a mahogany body provides serious definition with an amazingly warm tone.
The set neck single cutaway design creates a tight connection between neck and body for optimum string performance.