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
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, 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.
On May 30th we will celebrate 20 years of Emerald Guitars with a concert featuring some of the best local musicians, playing a full line up of our guitars. It will be a night to reflect on how far we have come but also set the stage for the next 20 years as we launch 4 brand new guitar models.
Our monthly Custom Shop Select Series has proven incredibly popular with our customers. This month we are inviting you to create your very own Custom Emerald from the custom options available, and we will work with you to build your dream instrument.