Chimaera Red Marble

Tanner had his eye on a Chimaera for quite some time so when the time came to finally place an order he decided to go custom.  After several e-mails discussing finish options he finally decided upon this custom red marble finish.
  • CLIENT Tanner (Ontario, Canada)
  • WE DID Finish

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
Weight: 4.4lbs/2kg
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)
Veneer: None
Colour: Red Marble
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces

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We are always happy to advise you on the many custom possibilities available here at Emerald Custom Shop, so feel free to contact us any time!

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Browse through the Emerald Custom Shop Portfolio and see all the possibilities and choose the Custom Shop options you would like on your instrument.

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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.

place your order

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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