* Carbon colour: Red
* Carbon type: Standard weave
* Veneer: None
* Tuners: Schertler open gear tuners
* Inlays: Rings
* Pickup: Ghost Piezo + K&K pickups
* Bridge Type: Graphtech adjustable floating bridge
* Case: Custom Padded Case
..Archtop Body, Acoustic Soul
Made possible by Emerald’s innovative one-piece carbon fiber construction, the Kestrel is the pinnacle of elegance. It occupies unique territory in the archtop world, offering the rich, unique sound of a traditional electric archtop while still providing a lively acoustic response.
The Kestrel occupies unique territory in the archtop world – offering the rich, unique sound of a traditional electric archtop, while providing a lively acoustic response not normally associated with such classic instruments. Featuring an incredibly lightweight, ergonomic design with highly sculpted bevels and angled sides for ultimate comfort and playability, the Kestrel defines elegance. Detailed craftsmanship is evident in the classic “f” holes, handmade slotted headstock, and the hand-carved carbon fiber tailpiece which floats virtually unseen above the surface. Take flight with the Kestrel.
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THIS MODELS SPECS
25 1/2", 650mm
1 ¾", 44.5mm
|Max Body Width||
16 1/2", 420mm
|Max Body Depth||
3 1/2", 90mm
|Max Body Length||
22 medium stainless steel frets
12″ – 14″ compound radius
Schertler open gear tuners
Graphtech Tusq XL lubricated nut and saddle
Graphtech adjustable floating bridge
Piezo + Krivo Humbucker + Midi (top controls)
High gloss finish on all surfaces
Hiscox Custom Lite Flite hard case
FEATURES & BENEFITS
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
We use the highest quality Gotoh 510 or Schertler tuners across our range of nylon guitars with 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
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.
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.
Blues Swing (Mic+Pickup)
Blues Swing (Pickup)
Amicus - An absolutely stunning instrument
An absolutely stunning instrument with a huge voice! The playability with this many strings is astonishing, and it will be a fantastic addition to my playing style both on stage and in the studio. I’ve had small-bodied guitars of varying scales that often sounded like toys—the tradeoff for portability. But that’s not so with the Amicus. There is nothing lacking in the fullness, volume, or tone. Truly remarkable and I’m thrilled to have it.