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Chimaera

Dark Purple

3,970.00

* Colour: Purple

* Carbon Type: Standard Weave

* Veneer: None

* Tuners: Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio (Gold)

* Inlays: None

* Pickup: Graph Tech Ghost Piezo

* Bridge Type: Carbon Bridge Fully Adjustable for Height and Intonation

* Case: Custom Padded Gig Bag

The Chimaera isn’t just a showstopper. A unique instrument with a unique voice, this 18-string beast is ready to lead you into new creative territory.

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THIS MODEL'S SPECS

Scale length 12 string

25 1/2", 650mm

Scale length 6 string

25 1/2", 650mm

Nut Width 12 string

1 15/16″, 48.5mm

Nut Width 6 string

1 ¾”, 44.5mm

Bridge Spacing 12 string

2 ½”, 63mm

Bridge Spacing 6 string

2 ¼”, 57mm

Overall Length

41″, 1050mm

Max Body Width

17″, 430mm

Max Body Depth

4″, 100mm

Max Body Length

19″, 485mm

Frets

20 medium stainless steel frets (both necks)

Fretboard Radius

16″

Nut/Saddle

Graphtech low friction nut and saddle

Finish

High gloss finish on all surfaces

Case:

Custom Padded Gig Bag

Chimaera

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Offset Soundhole

Our unique soundhole design brings a whole new listening experience by projecting the sound more directly towards the player while still providing great forward projection to the audience

Neck Design

Our carbon fiber necks provide strength stability and accuracy. Featuring a double action truss rod for perfect adjustability and stainless steel frets giving ultra smooth feel and wear resistance

Tuners

We use the highest quality Gotoh 510 tuners across our range with 18:1 ratio and unsurpassed build quality

Ergonomic Body Design

Our Moulding technology provides us the freedom to create a wonderfully ergonomic body design featuring the extended neck access, asymmetric side design, rib and forearm bevels which all combined give unprecedented comfort to the player

Carbon Fiber Bridge

We machine our unique bridges from a solid billet of carbon fibre creating a beautiful aesthetic design that transfers the string energy efficiently into the soundboard

Offset Soundhole
Our unique soundhole design brings a whole new listening experience by projecting the sound more directly towards the player while still providing great forward projection to the audience
Neck Design
Our carbon fiber necks provide strength stability and accuracy. Featuring a double action truss rod for perfect adjustability and stainless steel frets giving ultra smooth feel and wear resistance
Ergonomic Body Design
Our Moulding technology provides us the freedom to create a wonderfully ergonomic body design featuring the extended neck access, asymmetric side design, rib and forearm bevels which all combined give unprecedented comfort to the player
Tuners
We use the highest quality Gotoh 510 tuners across our range with 18:1 ratio and unsurpassed build quality
Carbon Fiber Bridge
We machine our unique bridges from a solid billet of carbon fibre creating a beautiful aesthetic design that transfers the string energy efficiently into the soundboard
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Hi-Tech Carbon

Carbon fiber is now used in all the most high tech industries from Aerospace to Formula one Racing where strength and weight is paramount. In fact it was in Formula One Power Boat racing that we discovered that the properties of carbon fiber are also perfectly suited to guitar making creating a lightweight structure that holds up under the tension of the strings while resonating freely with the lightest touch.

Weather Resistant

If you have ever traveled with a guitar you will know just how much temperature and humidity changes can effect the structure, tuning stability and tone of a guitar. This is where carbon fibre construction really excells. Now you can take your guitar from a cold car to a warm stage without worrying that your going to go out of tune after the first strum. 

Unique Manufacturing Process

Intricacy is our excellence. Our signature one-piece moulding process delivers a guitar that is both incredibly strong and stable, resulting in fewer trips to your local luthier. The entire neck and body of Emerald Guitars are moulded together resulting in no joints becoming weak or failing over time whilst delivering impeccable resonance and sustain.

CHIMAERA'S VOICE

Chimaera 6 String Picking (Mic)

Chimaera 6 String Strumming (Mic)

Chimaera 6 String Medley (Pickup)

Chimaera 12 String Picking (Mic)

Chimaera 12 String Picking (Mic)

Chimaera 12 String Medley (Pickup)

CHIMAERA VIDEOS

Video Playlist
1/5 videos
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Emerald Chimaera Select Series July &#03917 - Simon McCafferty (pt.2/4)
Emerald Chimaera Select Series July ཌྷ - Simon McCafferty (pt.2/4)
03:15
2
Mark S Black - Immigrant Blues - Emerald Guitars - Chimaera
Mark S Black - Immigrant Blues - Emerald Guitars - Chimaera
02:56
3
Double Stops in Standard Tuning
Double Stops in Standard Tuning
06:45
4
Emerald Guitars Chimaera Select Series (Mar &#03917) - Paddy&#039s Green Shamrock Shore
Emerald Guitars Chimaera Select Series (Mar ཌྷ) - Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
05:53
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More Exploring. More Playing. Less Tuning. #guitar #acousticguitar #shorts
More Exploring. More Playing. Less Tuning. #guitar #acousticguitar #shorts
00:54

COMPARE SIZE

Chimaera - a great and versitle instrument

I have had the chimaera for a week – already used it at one gig. I’ll be recording with it soon. This is such a great and versitle instrument for a one-man band. I am really enjoying playing it and thinking about cool ways to use two necks. I am calling it DT with a nod to SRV.

- By Becky Boyland
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