The first Aluminum Neck-Through Guitar design by Alef Guitars.
A combination of two materials, we bring the modern take of the time proofed classics.
The bridge, strings and pickups are mounted on a solid Aluminum block, running from the bridge to the headstock.
The Aluminum assembly is snugly top mounted on a resonant wooden body.
The unique design and Neckthrough to body joint enables a full and comfortable access to the upper frets.
Designed with the down tuners in mind.
The 26” scale helps to maintain string tension when tuning down while it is still familiar in your hand, being only ½” longer than the standard 25.5” scale.
Of course, Standard E to E tuning is more than welcome, with rich harmonic content, tight and defined lows, sparkly highs and increased Sustain.
Two guitars in one? That’s NUTS!
The interchangeable nut:
After selling hundreds of Aluminum bolt on necks and listening carefully to your demands we decided to take an unorthodox approach and take advantage of CNC Aluminum milling that wouldn’t work on a traditional wooden neck.
The NT-626’s interchangeable nut is snugly fitted in the nut slot and secured with three small machine screws.
You can order a secondary nut, slotted for Baritone strings. swap the nut, change to baritone strings, fine tune your intonation and you’re ready to go.
The 26” scale manages Baritone registers quite nicely when the proper Baritone strings are used.
Weight and Neck dive.
We all love those 1970’s Aluminum Guitars but carrying 12lb/ 6kg during a two hours set is no joke!
The NT-626 weight is Approx 9lb/4.1kg with the standard Poplar/Alder wood bodies.
We worked very hard to reach this weight point which is slightly heavier than a typical solid body electric guitar.
The Upper long horn takes care of any neck dive issues, you’ll feel right at home when this monster is strapped on you.
Pickups and electronics.
The advantage of ordering from a high-end small company is customization. Each instrument is tailored for your needs with extra care and love.
Almost any pickups & electronics configuration is possible, talk to us and we’ll make it happen.
Color Schemes and finish.
The neck can be polished, Satin or any combination of both.
Solid/Opaque body colors are Satin only. We will not do Gloss on the NT model. Walnut and other exotic woods get a clear satin finish.
Let us know which color you desire and we will work it out together.
• Solid 6061 T6 Aluminum neck through bridge
• Body material: Poplar for solid/opaque Colors - options
Walnut for clear finishes - options
• Scale Length: 26"
• Neck thickness/profile: 0.750" all the way / Thin C shape
• Fretboard radius: 12"
• Nut Width: 1 11/16" = 43mm
• Nut material: 6061 T6 Aluminum
• Interchangeable nut: options
• Position dots: 6mm black - options
• Side dots: 2mm black - options
• Frets: 21 Jescar Stainless Steel
• Bridge: Gotoh hardtail with steel saddles.
Strings through Aluminum block.
• Tuners: Gotoh - options
• Pickups: Seymour Duncan Phat Cat set or Lace Alumitone Humbuckers
Almost any HB/P90 soap bars/single coils combination is possible - contact for prices
• Vol/Tone pots: CTS
• PU selector/output jack: Switchcraft
• Finish: Satin solid/opaque colors on Poplar.
Satin clear on Walnut and exotic woods.
• Weight: Approx 9lb = 4.1kg (Poplar body)
• Includes high quality soft case