Now Emerald Guitars is a guitar maker from Ierland that have made many custom guitars over the years. Emerald are most known for their Carbon Fibre Acoustic guitars and now they have taken this even further.
Because carbon fibre is a very light and strong material, much more so than wood. It gives the makers more freedom to create more radical shapes and forms. If you would make anything like this from wood, the guitar strings would just break the guitar.
Emerald have now 6 different guitars in their line of acoustic guitars and all of them are carbon fiber. The one that I am talking about is the custom made one called The 9 String Fan Fret Harp Guitar. That's right this custom guitar have 9 strings.
Now don't get me wrong, the other guitars are very nice also. Just have a look at some of them here.
I'm going to show you a video of the 9 String Harp Guitar in action. And then have the pictures of the guitar for you below. But first this is what Alistair Hay have to say about the guitar:
One of the great things about carbon fibre is the freedom it gives you to create unusual designs that may not be possible in any other material. This 9 string Fan fret guitar is one of those guitars made possible.
It’s a 25.5” to 29” scale with a regular 6 strings and three lower bass strings. The customer tunes it ADGEADGBE but many tunings are possible. Its built on the body of the XB bass to take advantage of the offset soundhole. This in turn gives a great vibrational surface on the soundboard and also makes it stronger to resist the extra tension.
The customer wanted the neck to be wide stating that the string to string spacing should be similar to a 1.75” nut 6 string as he plays fingerstyle and wanted plenty of spacing between strings. To keep it manageable we decided to keep the neck exceptionally thin and added 2 truss rods to keep the neck stable and allow for minor adjustments.
I found a very nice picture of this guitar that would be perfect for a wallpaper also.
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