Re-released, the HALCYON is hostile, elegant and powerful in one design. Re-designed, the HALCYON is bold and aggressive, fast and modern, but with the flare of all the guitars we used to love. With all the features critical to a performing player, the HALCYON is still affordable. Its finishes are distinct and add an element of style and unique to the player. The HALCYON is, after all, a bird of prey.
The HALCYON ZOLTAN BATHORY SIGNATURE FRONT TOWARD ENEMY model is aggressive and affordable. With all the same construction as our top of the line Halcyon models, this mahogany solid body has a mahogany set neck and rosewood fingerboard. String-thru, Diamond Custom R15S and N9C pickups and Front Toward Enemy (from the front of a Claymore Mine) graphic designed by Zoltan Bathory.
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.
CUSTOM GRAPHIC Finish
Custom graphic finishes are extremely popular finishes for one main reason - it allows you to customize your guitar to reflect you. Custom graphics turn your guitar into as much of a piece of art as it is the tool that is key to your music. Diamond's graphics are of the very best in both quality and look.
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.