Simple. Very traditional design meets new contours. Classic design and modern style. Or is it classic style with modern design? Both. The BOLERO has what it takes for every situation. From jazz to blues to rock to metal, the BOLERO does it well. With a mix of dynamic colors, it looks as amazing as it sounds. It's iconic. It's versatile. It's classy. It's aggressive. It's stunning. And it's timeless.
Hard to find wood prettier than Quilt Maple. The QM has a natural binding, custom colors, Seymour Duncan Diamond Signature pickups and everything you'd want from a high-end guitar. Signature Maple/Mahogany tone and Mahogany neck. 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.
Natural / Scrape Binding
A gorgeous accent, when the top and body are finished, a natural scrape binding reveals the quality of the wood highlighting the top finish color as well.
Quilt Maple Top
Like Flame Maple, Quilt Maple provides a unique, curly figured grain pattern creating a vibrant and interesting pattern. When it is finished in transparent finishes, it is nearly impossible to put words too. Generally considered one of the most expensive and desirable top woods, it adds as much tonally as it does in appearance.
Diamond Custom Engraved Stop-tail
Custom engineered by Diamond, the Diamond Custom Engraved Stop Tail provides the ultimate in look and performance. The stop tail design has been used by some of the world's most popular and timeless guitars. The Diamond Custom Engraved Stop Tail, when used with our Tune-O-Matic bridge provides the ultimate in ease, tone and reliability, and the custom engraving adds that Custom Shop look and feel to your instrument.
Seymour Duncan / Diamond Signature Custom Pickups
Co-designed by amp designer Jeff Diamant (Diamond Amps and Diamond Guitars founder) and Seymour Duncan, the DD-1 Diamond Hole-shot pickup is aggressive, high output, but clean and smooth. The DD-5 Diamond 4-Stroke neck pickup is classic, round and warm. Made for us by Seymour Duncan's USA Custom Shop, these are consistently among our Players' favorite of our pickup choices.
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.