That is just it. Altered States Guitar technology is a different way to voice an electric guitar. We are not claiming to be better than other guitar makers or designs. Just different - and in a good way.
With Altered States, there are many combinations of wood, metal elements and bridge configurations that contribute to the guitar's timbre or voice.
Altered States technology always consists of two body wood selections. Second, the neck design usually consists of a reversed cut laminated neck for strength and stability. However, one piece necks are also available.
The custom Altered States 3D split bridge is the heart of the guitar. It is this bridge that brings the pure wood resonations in the body to the guitar's voice in a most novel way.
Finally, playability is determined by all of the dimentional elements that each player subjectively contributes to each Altered States Guitar design.