Toni Aleman is a guitarist spawning his virtuoso guitar artistry in the small town of Lancaster, California. Here he began his professional work at the early age of 14. By the age of 17, Toni achieved significant acknowledgement as being one of the nationwide winners of the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award(2009) with his guitar. He later studied Jazz after being accepted at the highly renowned Bachelors of Music Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.
In 2009, at the age of 18, Aleman joined the band WWIII having replaced Mark Zavon(w.a.s.p). During his time in WWIII, Aleman, would begin his transition into the vicious guitarists he is today. Besides WWIII Toni performed as a hired gun for various rock acts such as London (2011-2013), RATT’s Juan Croucier (2015-Present), Renaissance Rock Orchestra(2018-Present). He has performed and shared the stage with the likes of Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy, etc), Pete Holmes(Black n Blue/RATT), Juan Croucier (RATT) Roy Z(Rob Halford), Jimmy Bain(Dio), Dan Mcnay(Montrose/Great White), Nadir D’priest(London), Lez Warner(The Cult), Goerge Lynch(Dokken), Michael Devin(Whitesnake) Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath) Europe (the band), Dio Deciples, Bjorn Englend(Dios Deciples, Brian Tichy(Ozzy, Queensrÿche), Queensrÿche(the band), and many more!
Toni’s weapon of choice is an Evolution S Limited, with a reversed matching headstock, HH configuration and a bright maple neck (14″ fretboard radius). Here’s one in Grape Crush finish with an middle pickup thrown in for good measure.
“Grape Crush” Evolution S Specs.
- Maple fretboard (10″ – 14″ radius)
- Medium C flame maple neck (.820″ – .890″)
- 5A flame maple fretboard
- 22 Stainless Steel Jumbo Frets
- 1.687 nut width (Graph Tech Tusq XL)
- Select alder body, flamed maple top
- Black Gotoh 510 bridge
- Hipshot Open Back Locking Tuners
- Iconic Revolution™ matched HSH set
- 5-way selector (push/push to split coils)
- Evolution sculpted neck joint
- Emerson Pro pots and caps