Sunday, 19 May 2019 by Stephanie Case
“What I wanted to do is show the versatility of carbon fiber and the beauty of it. We can make some beautiful shapes, we can make some beautiful sounding instruments, and I think the archtop guitar is something that really portrays that.” –Alistair Hay One year ago this month, Alistair Hay unveiled Emerald’s new archtop
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 by Stephanie Case
“These instruments empowered and provided me with endless possibilities and I have used Emerald Guitars exclusively ever since.” –Chris Dignam Chris Dignam, guitarist, songwriter, and producer from Chicago, was first in touch with Emerald Guitars in 2012. Over the years, Chris, Alistair, and the Emerald team have worked closely together to design a wide variety
5000 guitars! That’s right! Guitar number 5000 was the momentous milestone reached at the Emerald Guitars factory on February 27th, 2019. Last year, Emerald Guitars celebrated 20 years since Alistair Hay built his very first Emerald guitar. That was a significant landmark in Emerald’s history — 20 years of dedication to perfecting the art form
20 years after building the very first Emerald guitar, Alistair set about creating 3 new models to mark the occasion. Watch the video above for the first-look and unveiling of the guitars at the Art of Guitar event, which was held this summer.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 by Paddy De Lasa
Jamie, an award-winning Canadian fingerstyle player and harp guitarist released his tribute to Dolores O'Riordan, who tragically died in January of this year, on his YouTube channel on July 9th.
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 by Paddy De Lasa
20 years after the creation of the very first Emerald Guitar, Alistair gathered some of the finest musicians the North West of Ireland had to offer, as well as some friends from further afield, to host a night of celebration in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.