All of us involved at ARACOM Amplifiers are guitarist. Like many of you, over the years we have played a number of guitars and amps that have now become famous vintage collector pieces. The incredible tone produced by some of these vintage amplifiers is used as sonic benchmarks for products. Our passion for playing, collecting vintage gear and quest for ultimate tone is the same passion that goes into every amplifier we make.
ARACOM was founded in 1996 and is a well established company that is located in Northern California’s Silicon Valley
“the High Tech Capital of the World”. ARACOM Amplifier products have to sold to guitarist in over 25 countries.
We are a small "boutique" amplifier company that specializes in “old school” handwired power attenuators and all tube guitar amplifiers. Our amplifier products feature; premium components, hand soldered onto our custom designed turret boards, handwired into a special designed chassis, using transformers custom wound to our vintage specifications.
We have a large collection of vintage amplifiers, that we model our custom amplifiers after and sonic test against these originals. All of this adds up to sonically rich and versatile amps.
As for myself; I was born and raised in Northern California’s Silicon Valley, hold a degree in Electronic Engineering and have been professionally trained in soldering and repairing electronic circuit boards. Prior to forming ARACOM, I held a number of key positions within high-tech companies, where I learned many aspects from manufacturing techniques, customer service, management, sales, and marketing. Much of my high-tech career focused on International Travel, Sales and Trading.
I founded my first Hi-Tech company around 20 years ago, which involved marketing and selling US manufactured products into International markets.
Experiences gained from the high tech industry have been applied towards the foundation of ARACOM.
Aside from the love of designing and building amplifier products, I also enjoy street & off-road motorcycle riding and working on my 60's era Muscle Car, which I use to participate in some of the West Coast Vintage Road Racing events.
Thank you very much for your interest in ARACOM Amplifiers. Like many guitarist, I hope that your quest for tone, ends up with one of our amps in your collection.
Founder - ARACOM Amplifiers - USA
Many of the ampliifers are custom built to our customer's specific requirements. Examples of some of our custom builds can be found on the following page:
To learn more about ARACOM Amplifiers, please check out:
The April 2009 Vintage Guitar Magazine article on ARACOM Amplifiers.
Vintage Guitar Magazine Article
The October 2009 American Blues Blog article on ARACOM Amplifiers.