The BARCHETTA combines a classic style with a modern update. Beautiful enough to be classic, modern enough to be aggressive, the BARCHETTA has a wide variety of colors and configurations to go from casual, to black tie, to black t-shirt. The BARCHETTA is what happens when a guitar grows up. The pinnacle of refinement and power, it's the S-Class AMG of guitars. Sleek, elegant, and FAST.
All the features of our higher end FM Series, the STF has Abalone binding, Flame Maple Top, matching headstock, EMG pickups and at a more affordable price-point. A guitar where you don't have to sacrifice features or quality but be able to stay within a budget.
Stunning Pearloid Abalone type binding is inlayed around the edge of the body accentuating color through the broad range of dynamic colors inherent in the shell providing a brilliant finishing touch of class and style.
Body and headstock are finished in the same wood and/or color. Great accent that brightens the entire look of the guitar through a subtle, but fabulous accent. Great finishing touch.
Transparent finishes are among the most desired in guitars as they allow for both the unique color and the natural grain of the wood to show through. The darker grain provides a dynamic contrast to the lighter grains giving you a 3-Dimensional and unique look.
Flame Maple Top
A favorite of guitar players, Flame Maple provides a stark "flame" contrast between the darker and lighter grains creating a sort of "zebra" effect in the wood. Accented with Transparent finishes, it's tough to make a prettier guitar. Like Quilt Maple, Flame Maple is added as much for its tonal properties as its vibrant appearance.
Floyd Rose Tremolo
The Floyd Rose Tremolo System is used by more professionals throughout the world than any other. Its double-locking design allows you to lock your guitar in tune at the nut and at the bridge. Engineered like no other Tremolo System, its high quality steel parts are manufactured to exacting specifications and has been setting the standard in tremolo systems for years.
EMG Pickups started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. A distinctive look and sound, there's simply not mistaking EMG pickups.
Often considered the world's finest tuning machines, the Grover tuners are a triumph in engineering and style. The housing provides a maximum bearing for worm gear and string post and designed to eliminate backlash and slippage. Countersunk tension tension screw permits players to regulate turning tension to any degree. Gear box has a special lubricant for lifetime, trouble-free service.
Contoured Set Neck
Diamond's Contoured Set Neck method is arguably the most popular neck joint style amongst high-end electric guitars. The set neck is carefully cut to match its mounting point on the guitar body and the two sections are joined to maximize strength and minimize neck wiggle. Most notable is the amazing feel of the neck joint when you need it most - near the highest frets. Our contour feels fast, comfortable and as if the neck joint isn't even there.