XOX Audio Tools
Seduction and Perfect Sounds
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XOX Audio Tools brings high design and advanced technologies to the musical field to produce
seductive musical instruments.
XOX Audio Tools started in 2006 from a meeting
between a musician with a background in sales
and marketing, a famous product designer, and
two engineering and manufacturing experts.
“Our mission was the development of a completely new electric
guitar, different from any other
previously seen models, not just
a music instrument but also a seductive object characterized by
its unique design and by the use
of cutting edge technology
and materials such as carbon
fiber” explains Paolo Storti,
Marketing & Sales Manager.
This is never a minor challenge, considering there are not a
lot of new ideas and features in
the musical instrument field.
“XOX will never produce a copy
of another instrument. We are
innovators and will always
lead the way by designing our
instruments from the ground
up” continues Paolo Storti.
“Our ideas are inspired by the
musician’s needs, what does he
really want from his instrument?
From there, using our experience,
fantasies, and new technologies,
we project the highest level of instruments for the connoisseur."
“We wanted to create a guitar inspired by organic shapes” explains Emilio Cassani, Technical
Department Director. “solidThinking was the
ideal tool for the development of such a product
starting from the idea of Peter Solomon, our
Paolo Storti adds: “It was important to find the.
ideal shape not just in terms of
aesthetics but also in terms of
functionality and performance.”
The goal was achieved with the Handle, a revolutionary electric guitar.
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
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 and the Guitar Jam Daily’s NAM for
the most innovative products in 2008.
The right modeling solution
“Using solidThinking 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 solidThinking.
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 solidThinking 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.
using the Mac OS X version.
XOX Audio Tools s.r.l.
Via della Torre 11
I - 20127 Milano
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