AIR -- Ashbory Internet Resource

Contributed by Brock Frazier -- February 25, 2003 is the replacement for AIR, the Ashbory Internet Resource. AIR was a long scrappy page with the basic information people need to know but even more importantly, it was a factor in the return of the instrument. The last real update to the site, located at, was likely performed sometime in 1999, shortly after I played my first DeArmond. It's interesting to compare my initial impressions to now since I've owned a DeArmond for a while. I'm less convinced of the Guild's construction superiority, the tuner disappointment dealt largely with the fact I was anticipating enclosed tuners, and the straplocks (and tuners) on the early DeArmonds aren't the same as the later ones up to the time of the name changeover which are all black. The Guild strings are superior, which was immediately obvious.

I actually designed two different versions of the "new, larger AIR" before coming up with Not completely inconsistent with elements in the Ashbory Story, I was preoccupied with other things and the poor Ashbory web site replacement was put on the back burner.

Here's the page from sometime reasonably soon after the release of the DeArmond Ashbory in 1999.

» View AIR after the release of the DeArmond Ashbory

Ashbory Internet Resource
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