Chimaera 7+12 Red Fan Fret

After building a number of custom instruments for Kevin (including a first for us – the Synergy Uke), he decided it was time to add a double neck to his collection. He wanted a 7-string neck instead of the 6-string and as we firmly believe fan fret is the best way to go on a 7-string we thought there should be no exception on the Chimaera. To balance the design Kevin felt we should use fan frets on the 12-string neck as well and so our first double neck, double fan fret instrument was born.

  • CLIENT Kevin (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • WE DID Fan Fret, 7 String, 12 String

It’s not only the quality of the build; It’s not only the beauty of the instrument; It’s about the resonance, the musicality, and the sheer joy of playing these stunning instruments - all of them.

Scale length: 27"-25 1/5" (6-string) 26"-25" (12-string)
Nut width (7-string): 2”/51mm
Nut width (12-string): 1 15/16”/48.5mm
Bridge spacing (7-string): 2 5/8"66mm
Bridge spacing (12-string): 2 3/8”/61mm
Overall length: 41”/1050mm
Max body width: 17”/430mm
Max body depth: 4”/100mm
Max body length: 19”/480mm
Weight: 4.4lbs/2kg
Tuners: Gotoh 510 (cosmo black)
Nut/Saddle: Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge: Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay
Pickup: B-Band Stereo undersaddle pickup system (Stereo output, no onboard controls)
Veneer: No
Colour: Red
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces

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