You may have heard of Emerald Guitars because of their crazy creations such as the Ultra Guitar that Steve Vai took on tour recently or maybe because of their 9 String Fan Fret Carbon Fiber Acoustic? Well Emerald actually specialise in Carbon Fiber acoustics and very nice they look too, this particular creation called the Synergy HX7 is as the title above suggests a Harp Guitar with one piece carbon Monocoque construction.
“The Carbon fibre construction has allowed us to create a shape that is compact and comfortable to play yet still has a full strong acoustic voice across all the strings. This compact design not only makes it easier to play but also makes it the perfect instrument for a touring musician where space is at a premium and the carbon construction gives you the confidence to travel knowing temperature and humidity changes wont damage your instrument.
The Harp guitar has seen a resurgence in recent years due to players like Andy McKee, Michael Hedges and Muriel Anderson embracing the instrument to give another dimension to their music and it is our hope that with Synergy we can help bring the Harp guitar to a new generation of guitar players who want to bring a new level of creativity and expression to their playing.”
Here are the specs:
Overall weight 2.5kg / 5.5lbs
Overall length 950mm / 37.4”
Overall depth 110mm / 4.3”
Overall width 335mm / 13.2”
Sub bass scale lengths
680mm / 26.7”, 705mm / 27.8”, 730mm / 28.7”,
750mm / 29.5”, 770mm / 30.3”, 785mm / 31”
Guitar scale 615 / 24”
Tuners- gotoh 510 cosmo black
Nut and saddle – Graphtech
Bridge pins – Graphtech
Stainless steel frets
One piece carbon Monocoque construction
Dual action truss rod on guitar neck
Pickup – B-Band A2 endpin preamp with UST under both bridges and stereo output.
You may have heard of Emerald Guitars because of their crazy creations such as the Ultra Guitar that Steve Vai took on tour recently or maybe because of their 9 String Fan Fret Carbon Fiber Acoustic? Well Emerald actually …