Simple. Very traditional design and shape, but with modern contours and features, the MONARCH has elegance, flash and the sound. The MONARCH has what it takes for every situation, just like the BOLERO but in the distinctive double cut-away styling. Like the BOLERO, the MONARCH has a mix of dynamic colors, all the elegant adornments, and a custom selection of pickups taking the "custom shop" product to a new, but more affordable level. How do you say traditional, classy, unique and style at the same time? The MONARCH.
The EX is part of our Exotic Top Series. With ABS Binding, phenomenal tops and colors, and Seymour Duncan Diamond signature pickups, this guitar is a stunner in sound and appearance. Signature Maple/Mahogany tone and Mahogany neck. Set-neck construction.
A unique accent where the top joins the body, ABS binding surrounding the body accents the color and guitar. In white, cream or black depending on the color.
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.
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.
Quilt Maple Top
Like Flame Maple, Quilt Maple provides a unique, curly figured grain pattern creating a vibrant and interesting patttern. 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.
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.
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.