SINSONIDO Silent Guitars
'Sin Sonido' is the Spanish term meaning "without sound" or 'silent' and whilst the very purpose of a guitar is to make sound sometimes you want less, not more.
The ARIA SINSONIDO "silent guitar" range has models to suit classical, steel acoustic, jazzy hybrid nylon and even fretted and fretless bass players and each one features a lightweight aluminium frame that mimics a well balanced and full sized body when played and then fully detaches to make it a breeze to carry, store or travel with.
With the integrated headphone amplifier, and a height adjustable bridge on every model, the Sinsonido can be the perfect guitar for practice at home or away and for performance - and without feedback. Better still, the Sinsonido range of instruments work equally well whether you are a learner, returner or an experienced performer.
And recently arrived ...... the all new AS105 models have now joined the expanded Sinsonido range and boast additional built in sound effects and a tuner on both the steel acoustic and classical model (AS105S & AS105C).
Sinsonido AS101S MH Steel
The AS101S Sinsonido model is a steel strung, acoustic style and full scale electric guitar that feels and sounds just like your favourite acoustic but comes packed in a strong and tough lightweight mahogany body and neck with detachable 3 piece frame that makes this a pleasure to travel, practice and even perform with.
The headless design makes the instrument length much shorter than normal to aid travel but it is perfectly balanced and comfortable and will suit players of all abilities.
A built in headphone amplifier means you can practice or enjoy yourself anywhere, any time without disturbing anyone else. Plug in an amp or PA and transform the Sinsonido into a great electro/acoustic - without the feedback issues!
Fitted with a unique US made stereo condenser microphone pick-up the Sinsonido produces full and warm tones quite different to most piezo pickup systems and even provides stereo reproduction via its on-board pre-amp.
Shown here is the mahogany (MH) finish which shows the wood grain to great effect.
Sinsonido AS101C SPL MH Nylon Hybrid
We believe that this latest Sinsonido AS101C/SPL nylon strung hybrid guitar to be rather special.
This, the very latest AS101/SPL (special) shares all the benefits of the other models in the range (integrated headphone amp, light weight, compact dimensions, adjustable height bridge ...) but it also features a hybrid contemporary neck width of 46mm with a radiused fingerboard and a cutaway frame which makes access to the higher frets much easier than on a "classical" nylon guitar.
So here we have an electric guitar which performs just like an acoustic nylon instrument and it should please any discerning player, regardless of standard. Separate treble and bass controls on the AS101 models help you find the perfect tone.
Steel string guitarists will find the layout familiar but this guitar brings with it the warmth and tone that only a nylon guitar can offer and this is even more true thanks the US Wright Technologies stereo pick-up. Classical players will find the modern neck a revelation which will encourage a new and wider repertoire.
And if you are a learner then you will be delighted by a great guitar that allows you to fully develop your skills yet one which will grow with you. Fantastic for its silent practice capability and great for its plugged in performance ability.
Whatever your standard, you will find that this is a guitar that you will want to keep, always, no matter how you develop or how many guitars you will eventually own.
A special guitar.
Sinsonido AS101C MH Classical
The ARIA Sinsonido AS101C offers a great solution for all classical guitarists to perform or to practice their technique whilst travelling or in situations where noise is a concern or where a traditional guitar is at risk.
This latest Sinsonido AS101C classical model faithfully follows the Torres body form and offers a classical style wide and flat fingerboard and it feels, balances and plays just as it should. The upper bout is even angled backwards to promote the perfect playing position.
Add in the super light but strong body with detachable frames to make travel easy, a built in headphone amp for private practice, active pre-amp for great tone control via an external amplifier during performance and you have a superb package.
The stereo condenser microphone pick-up, made by Wright Guitar Technology in the U.S.A., produces refined tones that really suit a nylon strung instrument well and cleverly the action is height adjustable too, courtesy of two integrated thumb wheels in the bridge assembly.
This guitar comes complete with a good quality, velvet lined, custom black gig-bag together with folding headphones.
An excellent, flexible guitar, for pleasure, practice and performance and an instrument that will please all standards of player.
Sinsonido AS105S Steel String
Now joining the Sinsonido range are the new AS105 models which add enhanced electronics to the already desirable AS101 models.
This is the AS105S a steel strung guitar designed to please demanding acoustic style players but in an electric, lightweight, durable and very compact package with a familiar full scale 650mm (25.5inch) and strung with phosphor bronze acoustic strings.
The model boasts an integrated pre-amp that provides a stereo headphone amplifier, two channel EQ with additional rotary controls for chorus and reverb levels, a built-in tuner and an auxiliary input jack for an external sound source or mp3 input.
Great for the travelling player or for silent practice anywhere you choose. Plug it into an amp or p.a. system and entertain without the feedback hassle.
Another great addition to the Sinsonido range.
Sinsonido AS105C Classical Style Guitar
Joining the Sinsonido range in 2015 are the new AS105 models which add enhanced electronics to the already desirable AS101 models.
Like its sister AS101C the 105C model is a classical style nylon strung silent model in a lightweight and very compact package which featuring a full 650mm scale (25.5inch) with a traditional flat rosewood fingerboard and 52mm wide nut width along with a Torres style detachable frame to provide an authentic classical playing experience.
The AS105C model boasts an integrated pre-amp that provides a stereo headphone amplifier, two channel EQ with additional chorus and reverb effects along with a built in tuner an Auxiliary Input jack to connect an external sound source or mp3 player.
Great for the travelling player or for near silent practice anywhere you choose. Plug it into an amp or p.a. system and entertain without any feedback hassle and the extra sound processing effects.
A really great addition to the range.