Aristides guitars


Vintage, meet Modern

The Aristides 020 is a beautiful, vintage-styled, short-scale guitar, and the third and final of the original 3 Aristides models designed in collaboration with VANRENSDESIGN. Our dedication to craftsmanship and functionality carries over into this model, despite its vintage appointments, right down to the slightly thicker neck shape and heavy-duty machined pickup rings. Combine this design with all the tonal, playability, and durability benefits of our one piece arium construction, and you have the benefits of a comfortable, warm-sounding vintage guitar with all the customizability and quality of an Aristides Instruments! Equally at home in metal and traditional music.
Design by Frans van Rens

2390 Euro (ex. VAT) Base price (ex. VAT)


  • Model 020
  • Body Body and neck one piece construction, integrally layered with Arium
  • Finish Matte Black / Ivory Pearl Matte
  • Hardware colour Chrome
  • Bridge Graph Tech Resomax NW2
  • Tuners Hipshot Griplock open gear locking tuners
  • Fretboard Richlite Black / Richlite Light
  • Radius Compound Radius 10’’ - 14’’
  • Fretboard inlay 020 logo on the 12th fret with face dots / only 020 logo / no inlay
  • Side dots Regular white side dots
  • Nut Graphtec Black Tusq Custom
  • Frets 22 Jescar FW57110 Stainless Steel frets
  • Neck width 1,65" (42 mm) at the nut to 2,05" (52 mm) at the 12th fret
  • Neck profile C-Shaped. Thickness 0,79" (20 mm) at the nut to 0,87" (22 mm) at the 12th fret
  • Scale 24 9/16’’
  • Pickups Seymour Duncan SH2-TB4
  • Controls One master volume audio pot, one master tone audio pot
  • Electronic components MEC Electronics
  • Switch 3 way toggle switch

Custom options

  • Pickups Seymour Duncan SH2-TB4 (stock) EMG 57/66 Bare Knuckle Pickups Aristides Customs Bare Knuckle Pickups Juggernauts * other pickups can be ordered, pricing depends on buy in price
  • Bridge Graph Tech Resomax NW2 (stock)
  • Frets Stainless Steel Jescar FW57110 frets
  • Inlay 020 + face dots (stock) Only 020 (stock) All clean fretboard (stock)
  • Side dot Regular side dots (stock) Luminlay Blue/Green
  • Hardware colour Chrome (stock) Gold
  • Finish Matte Black (stock) Ivory Pearl Matte (stock) Gloss White Red Metallic Gloss Blue Metallic Gloss Deep Ruby Red Marble Dark Grey Sapphire Marble Green Emerald Marble Purple Marble Blue Marble White Marble Purple/Red Chameleon Blue/Green Chameleon