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Chimaera

Endless Possibilities. Built for Exploration.

Chimaera Portrait

More Exploring. More Playing. Less Tuning.

From: 3100 EUR/USD
The Chimaera isn’t just a visual showstopper - it’s a unique instrument with a unique voice. This 18-string beast is ready to lead you into new creative territory.

Made using our unique one-piece moulding technology, the Chimaera is incredibly strong and stable. Our construction process allows the instrument to be lighter, with a top that is delicate and responsive, yet stiff enough to resist the pull of all 18 strings. This strength and stability its carbon fiber body means less tuning, more playing, and a rich, shimmering orchestral voice.

Chimaera 6 String Picking (Mic)

Chimaera 6 String Strumming (Mic)

Chimaera 6 String Medley (Pickup)

Chimaera 12 String Picking (Mic)

Chimaera 12 String Picking (Mic)

Chimaera 12 String Medley (Pickup)

Video Playlist
1/5 videos
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Emerald Chimaera Select Series July '17 - Simon McCafferty (pt.2/4)
Emerald Chimaera Select Series July '17 - Simon McCafferty (pt.2/4)
03:15
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Mark S Black - Immigrant Blues - Emerald Guitars - Chimaera
Mark S Black - Immigrant Blues - Emerald Guitars - Chimaera
02:56
3
Double Stops in Standard Tuning
Double Stops in Standard Tuning
06:46
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Emerald Guitars Chimaera Select Series (Mar '17) - Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Emerald Guitars Chimaera Select Series (Mar '17) - Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
05:53

Chimaera Specifications

Scale length 12 string25 ½”650mm
Scale length 6 string25 ½”650mm
Nut Width 12 string1 15/16″48.5mm
Nut Width 6 string1 ¾”44.5mm
Bridge Spacing 12 string2 ½”63mm
Bridge Spacing 6 string2 ¼”57mm
Overall Length41″1050mm
Max Body Width17″430mm
Max Body Depth4″100mm
Max Body Length19″485mm
Weight5.7lbs2.6kg
Frets20 medium stainless steel frets (both necks) 
Tuners (Default)Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio (cosmo black) 
Nut/SaddleGraphtech low friction nut and saddle 
BridgePinless Carbon Bridge 
Pickup 
  • No pickup
  • Dual Ghost Piezo
  • Dual Ghost Piezo + Krivo Humbucker
 
FinishHigh gloss finish on all surfaces 
CaseCustom padded gig bag