Aureum Ironfinger: Single Malt finished with guitar wood
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Will sound properties of a guitar change if its wood had been imbrued in whisky? This question came on “Ironfinger” Axel Ritt’s mind, guitarist of the band Grave Digger. He knew there had been experiments with the freezing the wood or treating it with ultrasound. But whisky?
Ziegler Distillery and Band Grave digger: An experienced team
Knocking at the Ziegler Distillery’s door, the partner for the liquid part of the experiment was soon found. They had already successfully worked together creating the Aureum Grave Digger: parts of this six-year-old had been matured for one year in new , the other parts in chestnut. Then they were married and stayed five years in ex- . This Aureum Grave Digger now belongs to the core range of the .
Wood imbrued in whisky
Framus & Warwick, famous producer of guitars and basses, could be won for a partnership regarding the wood and the art of manufacture. They presented a variety of wood: mahagony, red ash, olive, ivory and others of which small samples were imbrued in whisky for a preselection. Then three different blanks for guitars were built and put in three casks. The one for the Aureum Ironfinger was made from red ash and chestnut. The casks were filled up with six-year-old Aureum 1865 Single Malt Whisky and the casks closed with lids of plexiglass to allow optical control. Then the of the guitar wood and the whisky started.
Whisky bottled, guitars manufactured
The from the three casks was meanwhile: Aureum The Guitarist (sold out already), Aureum Ironfinger (the one that is actually on sale) and Aureum The Bassplayer. Three guitars were built from the whisky-soaken wood after it had been dried. Axel Ritt is putting them to the acid test now and maybe you can watch him playing one of them at the next Grave Digger Concert.