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Chimaera 4

More Exploring. More Playing. Less Tuning.

From: 3300 EUR/ 3200 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)

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Chimaera – Lust at first sight – love at first playing

I initially lusted after a twelve and six string Chimaera having seen a picture online. I decided to sate my passion by ordering one, custom built in Bubinga veneer. Upon delivery, my lustful thoughts soon blossomed into a loving relationship and a long term commitment. The beauty and quality of finish, the stability of tuning and the depth of sound are immense, and she turns heads wherever she is seen and heard. Of course, all relationships need to keep the magic and I have decided to spice up ours with the acquisition of an X10 level three where the opportunity to bring an infinite palette of MIDI sounds to the party should make things swing! Whilst I anticipate the X10 becoming my “go to” guitar, especially for live work, I know I will still be caressing the Chimaera with loving regularity.

Michael Day

Customer, Musician, UK

Chimaera – My first Emerald Guitar

‘My first Emerald was a Chimaera 12 double neck 12 and 6 string in classic green carbon.  I had been attracted to the double-neck guitar as it was perfect for a few songs of mine that required alternative tunings and to be able to set up those tunings on 2 different necks and switch between them at parts of the song was a lifesaver.  Such is the beauty of the Chimaera it also served as a very visual part of the show.

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Mark Black

Customer, Professional musician - Ireland

Chimaera, The best double neck I’ve ever played.

My Chimaera is absolutely stunning!!. Alister re-thought the typical double-neck, offsetting the necks, added a few custom mods for me, and topped it with a killer Royal Ebony “Twin Birds” veneer we picked together, this is the best double-neck I’ve ever played !!!

Greg Cox

Customer, Professional musician - Canada.

Chimaera Specifications

Scale length 12 string 25 ½” 650mm
Scale length 6 string 25 ½” 650mm
Nut Width 12 string 1 15⁄16″ 48.5mm
Nut Width 6 string 1 ¾” 44.5mm
Bridge Spacing 12 string 2 ½” 63mm
Bridge Spacing 6 string 2 ¼” 57mm
Overall Length 42 5⁄16″ 1075mm
Max Body Width 17″ 430mm
Max Body Depth 4″ 100mm
Max Body Length 19″ 485mm
Weight 5.7lbs 2.6kg
Frets 20 medium stainless steel frets (both necks)
Tuners (Default) Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio (cosmo black)
Nut/Saddle Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge Pinless Carbon Bridge
  • No pickup
  • Dual Ghost Piezo
  • Dual Ghost Piezo + Krivo Humbucker
Finish High gloss finish on all surfaces
Case Custom padded gig bag

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