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Kestrel

Flight. Freedom. Elegance.

Kestrel Portrait

...Archtop Body, Acoustic Soul

From: 3700 EUR/USD
Made possible by Emerald’s innovative one-piece carbon fiber construction, the Kestrel is the pinnacle of elegance. It occupies unique territory in the archtop world, offering the rich, unique sound of a traditional electric archtop while still providing a lively acoustic response.

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. Featuring an incredibly lightweight, ergonomic design with highly sculpted bevels and angled sides for ultimate comfort and playability, the Kestrel defines elegance. Detailed craftsmanship is evident in the classic “f” holes, handmade slotted headstock, and the hand-carved carbon fiber tailpiece which floats virtually unseen above the surface. Take flight with the Kestrel.

Blues (Mic+Pickup)

Blues (Pickup)

Blues Swing (Mic+Pickup)

Blues Swing (Pickup)

Jazzy (Mic+Pickup)

Jazzy (Pickup)

SlowChords (Pickup)

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Kestrel: In studio with Declan

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Kestrel Demo

Kestrel Specifications

Scale length 25 ½” 650mm
Nut Width 1 ¾” 44.5mm
Bridge Spacing 2″ 52mm
Overall Length 41″ 1055mm
Max Body Width 16 ½” 420mm
Max Body Depth 3 ½” 90mm
Max Body Length 20″ 510mm
Weight 4.8lbs
2.1kg
Frets 22 medium stainless steel frets  
Fretboard Radius 12″ – 14″ compound radius  
Tuners (Default) Schertler open gear tuners  
Nut/Saddle Graphtech Tusq XL lubricated nut and saddle  
Bridge Graphtech adjustable floating bridge 
Pickup 
  • No Pickup
  • Ghost Piezo
  • Krivo Humbucker
  • Piezo + Krivo Humbucker
  • Piezo + Krivo Humbucker + Midi
  • Piezo + Krivo Humbucker + Midi (top controls)
 
Controls Volume and tone control mounted discretely in the F hole  
Finish High gloss finish on all surfaces (Polyester)  
Case Hiscox Custom Lite Flite hard case