Model: Nemesis Black & Gold Marble
Price: € 3299.00
Crazy custom shop madness masterbuilt by Frank Scheucher in Germany. Guitar with real Marble top.
Those “gorgonized” guitars have a chambered Mahogany body with a 5 mm top made of real stone like Amethyst, Tiger´s eye, Labradorite,
Brazilian Onyx Fantastico, White Italian Carrara marble and many more.
The new guitars aroused a lot interest from the customer side and also from the media.
It is hard to believe what the real stone top does for the sound.
All I can say is that those are the best sounding guitars that I ever built.
You hit the strings and you feel how powerful and continuous the whole guitar resonates.
I have done this side by side with "normal" guitars and the gorgonized guitars still keeps ringing when a standard guitar already is quiet.
Neck scale: 648mm (25.5" scale)
Fretboard radius: 14"
Fretboard made of Rosewood
Tuners: Wilkinson Locking Tuners
Nut: Wilkinson roller nut
Medium fret size 24 frets
Neck material: Hard Maple with Purple Heart stripes
Truss rod: Double action Truss Rod
Chambered Body: Light Pink Mahogany
Pickups: Kammerstein Quadrail
Potiknobs: My own Zerberus Design with Black & Gold Marble caps
Controls: Master Volume / Master Tone
Both potentiometers are push-pull-types.
Each knob can split one humbucker into single coil (sounds increddible and makes the gutar extremely versatile)
Top is made of genuine Black & Gold Marble from Pakistan.
The top is 5mm (0.196") thick and stabilized with a fiberglass backing net.
This Nemesis has a real Black & Gold Marble top and a 2-layer (Black/Chrome) pinstripe.
The Chrome pinstripe has some crazy hologram effect.
The weight of this guitar is 8.8 lb.
The guitar comes inside a luxury hard case that was built explicit for the Nemesis guitars.
Thanks to the the coil split, the gorgonized Nemesis is extremely versatile.
You can get everything from fat humbucker sound to crunchy-percussive single-coil sounds.
The term “Gorgonized” originates from the Greek mythology and has the meaning of “petrify”.
With one look, the Medusa (one of the Gorgons) was able to petrify her enemies.
The term “Gorgonized” stands for our guitars with tops of genuine stone and gemstone. First people find it hard to believe that the top really is made of stone and then they ask for the weight.
With only 3,8Kilograms the gorgonized guitars are not heavier that most standard electric guitars.
And as soon as people pay the guitar they are surprised about the fast attack and long and even sustain of the gorgonized guitars.
Most people find it very surprising how strong a top made of stone can resonate. How does such a “gorgonized” Guitar sound?
Is the stone top only an optical gag or does it have any influence on the sound?
Stone and wood have a completely different micro structure.
On a wood top the sound waves move along the wood grain much stronger than to the side.
On a stone top the sound waves spread much more even in all directions making the whole top resonate with a long and even sustain.
This is because stone has a dense molecular crystal grid structure while wood has an open cell structure.
Mounting the bridge directly on the stone top with the strings going thru the Mahogany body allows a very strong attack and continuous and even sustain.
The gorgonized guitars offer distinct acoustic volume, even unplugged.
Played through an amp, they deliver a well balanced sound that stays clear even in high gain.
Even with their chambered bodies and stone tops, they aren’t prone to feedback.
The top at first touch might feel cold, but that changes after a few minutes and they don’t stick with their arm on the top like they use to do on a clear coated wooden top.
Another great benefit of the stone top is the fact that it is much more scratch and damage resistant than a wooden top.
Sustain and sustainability: Often rare and exotic lumber is used for the tops of standard electric guitars.
Those tops have to be dyed and painted to give them nice colors and appeal.
Stone as a material is completely different.
There is a whole universe of colors and structures waiting to become a top on a gorgonized guitar.
No need to cut down exotic forests to make a beautiful top.
No need to apply chemical dye and paint to make the top shine.
There are possibilities that are unimaginable on wood.
Stone can have fossils, crystals, crazy colors and it can be cut in any direction or even illuminated from the backside.
And each top is absolutely unique like a fingerprint.
For most guitar players and builders it might be hard to swallow that bitter pill, but stone as a material simply is superior to wood.
But on the other hand it does not work without using wood for the body and neck material.
It is the combination of both worlds – wood and stone – that breathe life and soul into the gorgonized guitars. The gorgonized Nemesis guitars come inside a luxury Zerberus hardcase and include a certificate.
If you want to see more guitars please visit the Zerberus Guitars Website !
If you have any questions, please kindly contact me by mail.
I am always glad to receive mails :)
You can find my mail address on the Zerberus-Guitars website. (the German address).
Ships from Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Accepts Local Pickup: yes
Accepts Shipping: yes
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Publication date: Sep 17, 2017
Joined Guitars Exchange: Sep 16, 2017