An innovation in design, and counterpart to its brother (the IMPERIAL), the IMPERIAL JR. has a classic, rock-style look, but redesigns the shape and feel of a guitar. With elegant contours, but a modern shape, and smaller than the larger bodied Imperial, the thin body captivates players. The style and shape of the IMPERIAL JR. creates an edgy, focused sound for crystal cleans and punchy rhythms. The most comfortable guitar you may ever play, and some amazing finishes to top it off.
A more affordable version of the FM Series, the ST boasts a real Mahogany body and neck. Set neck design in some solid, transparent and metallic finishes. Featuring Diamond Custom Pickups optimized for our guitars and for the best amplifier performance. String-thru.
PEARL SPARKLE Finish
Retro and modern at the same time, the sparkle finish adds, well, um, "sparkle" to your guitar! Beautiful and reflective metallic flakes reflect light and lets your guitar's brilliance match your playing's brilliance. And finish it off with a pearl clear. . . the results are amazing!
A classic design, and what is often considered the pinnacle of sustain, the String-Thru adds look and performance to your instrument. Our String Thru design with Tune-O-Matic bridge provides for amazing performance and feel, with string thru patterns enhancing the look of your guitar.
Diamond Custom Pickups
Diamond Guitars spent countless hours refining their signature custom pickups. With its background in high-end custom amplification with years of developing some of the finest amplifiers in the world, Diamond's approach to pickups takes a much more integrated testing mindset realizing that the pickup is a part of the whole rig, not just a discreet component. Our pickups are optimized to get the best performance from your amplifier by paying very particular attention to the frequencies and shape of the output of the pickup. For more information on the pickup models, see our Diamond Custom Pickups page.
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.