Mike Stringer | Aristides Instruments

Aristides guitars

“Aristides makes guitars you do not want to put down. I’m constantly blown away by the playability, and reliability that these guitars bring to the table. The 070 and 060 have been a constant source of inspiration for me, and have become an integral part of my playing.”

Mike Stringer


Mike is a Canadian guitar player hailing from Victoria, British Columbia. He is known for playing in multiple progressive metal bands. Mike started his first band “Fall In Archaea” in 2008, at the age of 16 becoming a nationally touring musician. After multiple albums, and many tours, in 2013 he moved on to become a fill in member of the ever polarizing “iwrestledabearonce”. To help the release of their album “Late For Nothing” Mike was a fill in guitarist from 2013 - 2014, but became a full time member, and went on to help write/record their release “Hail Mary” which came out in 2015 on Artery Recordings. Following his departure, Mike formed a new project and began writing for what would become “Spiritbox” self releasing their debut EP in October, 2017. He used his beloved 070 and 060 to record the Spiritbox EP. 2017 was also the year he decided to turn into a hot blonde.