“I had heard a lot of positive reviews before I ordered my 070 and had high expectations about the guitar. It was my curiosity in Arium - the composite used for the main body and neck of the guitar - that eventually convinced me to place the order; which was an enjoyable process.
In all honesty, the 070 felt quite different when I first played it, but in a very good way. The
carefully designed cutaway makes it very easy to play on the upper register and the
Richlite fretboard is by far the most comfortable I’ve ever played. As the guitar is
constructed in a way that the neck and body are one piece, the warmth, depth and
sustain are all incredible. The Bare Knuckle Juggernauts the team installed for me
complimented the build perfectly so that chords sound big and powerful whilst leads
sound clear and smooth.
I have now recorded the majority of my new album with the 070 and I have to say, it really
streamlined the process. The guitar has been so perfectly constructed that it sounds
perfect in recordings and the tuning stability means it requires very little adjusting.
I don’t need to mention anything about how the guitars look. They’re obviously beautiful”.
Martin Collier is a Scottish guitarist from Glasgow who plays as a session musician for
various artists. 2016 (when Martin became an Aristides artist) will be a busy year for him
with Sithu Aye, a progressive metal artist, with whom he will be touring Japan. Martin has
also been recording his own solo album which is due for release shortly after the tour.
Martin is influenced by many genres including metal, jazz, funk and rock.