Kestrel Archtop

Flight. Freedom. Elegance. Meet the Kestrel Archtop

The pinnacle of elegance made possible by Emerald’s innovative one-piece carbon fiber construction. The Kestrel occupies unique territory in the archtop world, offering the rich, unique sound of a traditional electric archtop while still providing a lively acoustic response.

An Archtop with the soul of an acoustic guitar.

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The Kestrel occupies unique territory in the archtop world, offering the rich, unique sound of a traditional electric archtop while providing a lively acoustic response not normally associated with such classic instruments. The pinnacle of elegance made possible by Emerald’s innovative one-piece carbon fiber construction, the Kestrel features an incredibly lightweight ergonomic design with highly sculpted bevels and angled sides for ultimate comfort and playability. Detailed craftsmanship is evident in the classic “f” holes, handmade slotted headstock, and a hand-carved carbon fiber tailpiece that floats virtually unseen above the surface.

Your Guitar,

Your Colour.

The Kestrel is available in 5 different colours as part of our standard artisan collection: black, amber, red, green, and blue. A high-quality top coat is also applied for a smooth, resilient, and vibrant gloss finish

Exotic Custom

Wood Veneers

Get the natural beauty of a wood guitar, but the strength and durability of carbon fibre. We offer a wide range of some of the finest exotic wood veneers from around the world. Through a unique holding process of fusing together the wood veneer with the carbon fire in one seamless form, you create an instrument that is truly exceptional and elegantly beautiful.

All custom veneers orders require a consultation with one of our team before ordering.

Hardware Options

The Kestrel come standard with a Custom Krivo hum bucker with the volume and tone control mounted discreetly in the “f” hole, and Schertler open gear tuners.

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Schertler Open Gear Tuners

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Custom Krivo Humbucker

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Personalise

Your Emerald

Here at Emerald Guitars, we always say that we’re not just building guitars, we’re building people’s dreams and stories. From fanned frets, extra strings, and custom neck configurations, to exotic wood veneers and hand painted artwork, the possibilities are virtually unlimited. Whether you have your dream instrument planned out to the very last detail or are looking for some guidance and inspiration to finalise your concept, we invite you to reach out to our custom shop, share your story and your vision, and create something truly unique with us.