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Year in review 2023 Emerald Guitars

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Happy New Year to all our Emerald friends and family across the world for 2024

As we look back at another year, we at Emerald want to thank all of our customers, ambassadors and everyone that has worked with us for another great year. 

To all of our wonderful customers, thanks for sharing in the Emerald journey and for being so wonderfully passionate and enthusiastic about our instruments. Here’s to another jam packed year coming up in 2024!

25 years of Emerald

2023 saw us celebrate 25 years since building the first Emerald guitar. It’s been quite a journey from the first guitar to selling our instruments all around the world and making new friends from all over in the process. 


We now produce a range of instruments including acoustic and electric hybrid guitarsbasses, lap-steels, harp-guitars and more and can count satisfied customers all across the globe.


CEO and founder Alistair Hay began his journey of building these amazing instruments 25 years ago, after his initial acoustic models he took on the task of bringing to life the ‘Ultra Guitar’ for renowned guitarist Steve Vai, one of his musical heroes.

You can take a look at some of the story behind that guitar in the video below

Rave Reviews!

We had some great reviews coming in from all over the world about the great time that everyone has been having with their Emerald instruments over the last year. 


Check out some of the great things that JP Cormier
 had to say about his 
Emerald X20 here

Rosborough takes us through the plethora of sounds on offer from
Emerald Virtuo hybrid guitar here

Emerald Ambassadors

A special thanks to all of our Emerald Ambassadors who have been showing off their wonderful instruments to potential new members of the Emerald family in the past few months. 


If you haven’t already, you can check out the program below and sign-up to become an Emerald Ambassador too!

Emerald Tour May ‘24

Don’t forget to join us in May 2024 for our upcoming Emerald Music Tour where we will take you on a guided tour of the Northwest of Ireland to showcase all of the amazing sights and sounds we have to offer form our beautiful part of the world. 

The Emerald tour will be a bespoke week of events curated to show off the best of Donegal’s music, produce, hospitality and the breathtaking scenery from our part of the world. 


Guests will stay in the exquisite surroundings of Rockhill house, a perfect base for exploring Donegal and Derry, be taken on a tour of the Emerald Workshop, get treated to a selection of musical acts along the way and have plenty of time to join in on the fun with trad sessions, open mic and jam opportunities too. Not to worry, we’ll be bringing a selection of Emerald Instruments along with us too!


Watch as Alistair takes us through the tour here

Cottage Sessions

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2024 see’s the return of live music to the Emerald Cottage with a series of acts joining us over the coming months. 


Set on the grounds of our Emerald workshop, the cottage is a beautifully restored building sporting a thatched cottage and stained glass window adding to the charm. 


We’ll be hosting some of our favourite musical acts in the beautiful surroundings of our Emerald Cottage. Tickets will be limited as these are intimate events, keep an eye out for more details coming soon. 

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Join us in 2024 for another amazing year full of beautiful instruments and wonderful music. 

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