Chimaera 6/6 Woody (Flamed Maple)

We built professional touring musician and song leader Chris Mason a custom Chimaera Woody featuring a 6-string baritone neck and a standard 6-string neck. Chris choose to have hand-carved slotted headstocks on both necks and added a flamed maple veneer with a clear finish to bring his Emerald in line with his other collection of guitars. As there were no standard headstocks to place them on, we placed our Emerald logo in between the two necks. For this Chimaera Alistair hand-carved one bridge for both necks. Chris also got a custom arm bevel added to his Chimaera.

  • CLIENT Chris Mason, New Jersey
  • WE DID Slotted Headstock, Arm Bevel, Veneer, Scale

"This is the single most versatile instrument I’ve ever played; the Emerald team is a dream to work with; the final product was worth every second of the wait."

Scale length (standard): 25 1/2”/650mm
Scale length (baritone): 27″, 685mm
Nut width (both): 1 3/4”/44.5mm
Bridge spacing (both): 2 1/4”/57mm
Overall length: 41”/1050mm
Max body width: 17”/430mm
Max body depth: 4”/100mm
Max body length: 19”/480mm
Weight: 4.4lbs/2kg
Frets: 20 medium stainless steel frets (both necks)
Tuners: Schertler tuners (black)
Nut/Saddle: Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge: Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay
Pickup: Custom-designed stereo LR Baggs pickup system
Veneer: Flamed Maple
Colour: Black back and sides
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces

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Send the Emerald Guitars team a custom shop query who in turn give you a quote and subsequently will advise you in finalising your Emerald Custom Shop instrument.

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Once your dream instrument is finalised, your order will be processed and then all that’s left to do is wait for the Emerald Custom Shop team to complete your built-to-order instrument.


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