NICE BLUE ROGUE ALUMUNATOR GUITAR
The Rogue Aluminator and Able Axe Guitars
The Rogue Aluminator was featured for a few years in the late 1990's in Musician's Friend catalogues. It was truly a unique instrument. The slotted body was made from billets of aircraft grade aluminum.
The history of this guitar is somewhat fuzzy, however here is what I know.
The body shape of the aluminator is reminiscent of a Fender Stratocaster. As mentioned already the guitar was milled from a billet of aluminum. The 25.5" scale, 22 fret, bolt-on neck was made of maple with a rosewood fretboard with dot markers. The six on a side headstock pointed and painted featuring the Rogue logo.
Rogue is the house brand featured by Musician's Friend.
The perimeter of the body is slotted, thus allowing a decrease in the guitar's weight. The center of the body contains the pickups controls and wiring harness. This guitar had 1 volume control and 1 tone control. The potentiometer knobs were similar to those on a Telecaster. The Aluminator also had 3 mini-throw switches; one for each pickup. This allows any combination of pickups to be off or on and gives 11 different sounds.
The end of the body featured a non-trem Strat-style bridge with six adjustable saddles. Although it did not allow for the Kahler style, dive bomb sounds that were popular with the shredders of the day, the fixed bridge did help with sustain.
It was offered in different MF catalogues from $549 to $699. The catalogue I recall was asking $599 for the guitar.
The guitar came in silver, purple, red or black.
The Rogue Aluminator is sometimes confused with guitars manufactured by Able Axe. The reason is Able Axe Company's patterns were used to manufactured the bodies for Rogue. Some sources say Able Axe made the Rogues bodies.
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