|Custom Made Emerald 9 String Fan Fret Harp Guitar|
You can read about that in this post Amazing Emerald 9 String Fan Fret - Custom Made Carbon Fibre Harp Guitar (VIDEO)
Ever since I saw that guitar and heard the sound it made I have not been able to shake the feeling of it. It sounds like a piano, the sound is so rich and nothing you have heard from a guitar before.
Well the 9 String Harp Guitar is not the only one Emerald Guitars in Ireland make, they have a range of different guitars in their line. The one that caught my eye this time is the Carbon Fiber Guitar called the X30, it's a big body guitar and it has 7 Strings. And the sound it makes is just amazing to say the least.
All Emerald Guitars have a molded carbon fiber body that are made and put together without any seams. This together with the stiff and light carbon fiber body makes the whole guitar resonate is such a way that the sound is something else.
Martin Blanes is a great guitar player and he also performes on the Emerald X30 guitar, and best of all we get to hear a great song of his called Emerald Groove that is on his new album available on sale.
Martin writes about the Emerald Guitar and his song Emerald Groove and tells us the following: "It is played on an amazing 'Emerald Guitars' X30 7strings guitar with a wonderful deep dark ruby finish. Completely made of Carbon fiber in Ireland is almost indestructible and plays (and sounds) like heaven!"
Emerald Groove is played in standard 7 string tuning BEADGBE, and sheet music is avaliable opon request. Visit Emerald Guitars: http://emeraldguitars.com Martin Blanes: http://macnichol.com
I would also like to point out a interview with Steve Vai where he also talks about the Emerald Guitars.
If you don't know Steve Vai check out this post.
Steve Vai - Tender Surrender