I came across Emerald Guitars in 2015 and was immediately blown away by the strength, durability and tonal difference of a Carbon Fibre guitar. The sound hole position, the single-piece construction, it was just all-in-all too awesome. I decided that the double neck Chimaera guitar was perfect for me because I love playing a 12-string just as much as a 6-string and wanted to have both with me wherever I went, so I fell in love with Alistair's Chimaera design, instantly.
Alistair is a great guy and was very helpful while I was deciding exactly what custom features I wanted for my Chimaera. Alistair already had the black and white marble finish available for the Chimaera but I wanted it to be a bit more towards my style, so I asked for red and black, which he was very kind to attempt for me and it turned out more amazing than I believe either of us imagined. I chose the marble finish, rather than the woody, or standard carbon fibre look, because I had never seen another finish like it and I wanted to stand out from all others. Which this gorgeous, perfectly constructed guitar does for me constantly.
I love showing it off and playing in public (areas). The comments I get from people about the beauty and functionality of my custom Chimaera always makes me smile. Both necks have perfect playability and the action is amazing. I wish I had more Emerald Guitars because I love this exquisite instrument more than any other possession I own.
Scale length: 25 1/2”/650mm (both necks)
Nut width (6-string): 1 3/4”/44.5mm
Nut width (12-string): 1 15/16”/48.5mm
Bridge spacing (6-string): 2 1/4”/57mm
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
Frets: 20 medium stainless steel frets (both necks)
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Tuners 18:1 ratio (chrome)
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)
Colour: Red Marble
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces