“We wanted to create a guitar inspired by organic shapes” explains Emilio Cassani, Technical Department Director. “Evolve was the ideal tool for the development of Peter Solomon's dynamic, organic, and very complex design.”
A true high-tech design object, the Handle combines a striking formal identity with cutting edge technology. Its mono-chassis, hollow-sectioned construction favors direct transmission of acoustic vibrations and creates a resonance chamber for incredibly rich warm sound.
the Handle is made from carbon fiber, a material developed for the aerospace industry and used in F1 race cars. This ultra lightweight material is incredibly resilient and will not bend or deform when subjected to high temperatures or humidity. Also, carbon fiber offers a much wider harmonic range than wood.
the Handle was conceived as a single body from which superfluous material has been removed. Its concave form, thin profile, slim neck and light weight offer a truly pleasing experience to anyone who plays it.
the Handle was the winner of several awards including the Chicago Athenaeum Museum’s Good Design Award 2006 and Guitar Jam Daily’s Most Innovative Guitar of NAMM 2007, and Best Guitar of NAMM 2008.
The Right Modeling Solution
“Using Evolve was extremely beneficial to our project because it allowed us not to worry about modifying our design in order to reach the perfect balance” explains Emilio Cassani. “As we now have plans to create variations of the Handle, we will save lot of time using our history based model without having to start modeling from scratch.”
“I really appreciate the quality of the 2D curves you can create with Evolve. They are as smooth as if you sketch them by hand but, at the same time, they grant the highest level of accuracy that is so important to create good 3D surfaces.”
The Evolve 3D model was directly sent to rapid prototyping for the creation of molds.
Thanks to the high quality photorealistic renderings, XOX Audio Tools could evaluate finishing alternatives and make the best choice.