Check this guitar out, this is one of the craziest and amazing guitars I think I have ever seen. How many guitars have you seen that can stand up on their own feet? their Dragon feet! This incredible creation is the latest guitar from Emerald Guitars Custom Shop which is a Dragon called Bahamut. The exciting thing is that the new Taiwanese owner Lee Hom ordered this guitar as a special centre piece for his world tour after seeing The Alien on Guitar Noize! Now the Alien was pretty amazing in itself but I can’t even comprehend how a guitar like this is created.
“The body is a chinese dragon that is twisted into the shape of a treble cleff and to top it all off we added another little dragon on the headstock. The body is hand shaped out of a special foam and then covered in carbon fibre to keep it both light and strong. The body is then completed with a special chrome paint that gives a beautiful metal look. Of course there always has to be a little something extra and in this case it is the red lasers in the eyes. on stage with some smoke these just look amazing.”
“As with all my guitars it is only part of the deal making it look good, it also has to play and sound great and this baby meets all these criteria. The Carbon neck makes a super stable structure so a perfect set up will stay a perfect set up and with stainless frets you wont even need to worry about fret wear. Its got a beautiful deep tone also due to the twin humbuckers and the extra dense centre section of the guitar.”
The amazing thing about this guitar is that it was completed in just 6 weeks, Alistair from Emerald tells me he was doing 14 hour days in order to get the instrument finished in time. I’m sure you will agree it was certainly worth the effort!