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Kestrel

Flight. Freedom. Elegance.

...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)

Video Playlist
1/8 videos
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In The Studio: Declan | Kestrel | Emerald
In The Studio: Declan | Kestrel | Emerald
02:26
2
Emerald Guitars Select Series 5/19 (Ballyraine)
Emerald Guitars Select Series 5/19 (Ballyraine)
06:56
3
In The Studio With The Emerald Kestrel
In The Studio With The Emerald Kestrel
01:11
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Tony Barnard Plays 'Waltzing Matilda' On The Emerald Kestrel
Tony Barnard Plays 'Waltzing Matilda' On The Emerald Kestrel
03:58
5
Emerald Guitars Kestrel Archtop
Emerald Guitars Kestrel Archtop
04:29
6
Emerald Guitars Kestrel Archtop (Acoustic)
Emerald Guitars Kestrel Archtop (Acoustic)
03:17
7
In The Studio: Simon | Kestrel  | Emerald Guitars
In The Studio: Simon | Kestrel | Emerald Guitars
02:13
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小沼ようすけ × Emerald Guitars  Kestrel Archtop
小沼ようすけ × Emerald Guitars Kestrel Archtop
01:10

Kestrel Specifications

Scale length 25 ½” 650mm
Nut Width 1 ¾” 44.5mm
Bridge Spacing 2″ 52mm
Overall Length 41 15⁄16″ 1065mm
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