Another modern progression of this style of guitar, the BIRD OF PREY takes aggressive to a new level, downright hostile. If you are a BIRD OF PREY player, you've known it since before you could play. And with a little refinement, the BIRD OF PREY plays and feels better than ever. The dictionary defines a bird of prey as a bird that hunts and eats other animals. Couldn't have said it better. It's a predator. And now faster than ever too.
A more affordable version of the FM Series quality, the ST is a real Mahogany guitar with all the same build quality and components. EMG Pickups and a Floyd Rose Tremolo with a seriously hot finish. Set-neck construction.
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.