Zac Tiessen | Aristides Instruments

Aristides guitars

“The stability of the 080 is phenomenal! Having traveled from Europe to U.S. and then back home to Canada over the course of a few months, it never went out of tune. Aristides Instruments are truly masters of the craft, shown through every attention to detail and the ridiculously high standard of each build’s quality. The acoustic resonance is sublime, and the unique timbre (due in part to being injected with Arium) is like nothing else. Their guitars are a pleasure and inspiration to play.”

Zac Tiessen


‘Zac Tiessen is a musician and composer based near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has studied through Berklee College of Music online earning top grades and a celebrity scholarship, completing a Guitar Skills Specialist Certificate and a General Music Studies Specialist Certificate in theory and production. Tiessen has also received scholarships to be mentored under master musicians in New York and Toronto, including Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes, Evan Brewer, Tim Miller and Josh Martin.

Over the past few years Zac has developed a growing YouTube following for the covers and original playthroughs he has created, which have been shared on such platforms as Guitar World, Ultimate Guitar, It Djents and many others. He regularly performs as a solo 8 string guitarist and released his first EP “Courage” in December 2013, single “TSU (Remastered)” in July 2014, and single “Infinity” in June 2015. His latest EP “Traverse” released in November of 2016.

Tiessen has shared the stage with such artists as Animals as Leaders, After the Burial, Little Tybee, Trioscapes, The Fine Constant and others. His style is a mix of progressive metal, jazz, orchestral and ambient, utilizing 8 and 6 string guitars, and baritone ukulele to experiment with innovative techniques and sounds he is pioneering as an emerging world-class musician. Zac is currently endorsed by EMG Pickups, Fractal Audio, Jim Dunlop USA, Aristides Instruments, Gruv Gear and Kala Brand Music.’