Another shining example of classic design meets modern style, and classic style meets modern design, the award-winning IMPERIAL quickly became a favorite among fans of both vintage and modern guitar lovers. While oversized in footprint, the strikingly thin body created unparalleled resonance in the body giving the IMPERIAL a warm, open and brilliant sound. And now, its design meets a variety of fashions giving the IMPERIAL a classic, vintage and elegant look that is a favorite of jazz, rock-a-billy, alt, studio, blues and rock players.
Newer in the Diamond line, the SH series is a timeless semi-hollow design. Featuring Seymour Duncan pickups, set neck construction and great electronic versatility, the SH gives you a full tonal pallet and all those beautiful semi-hollow tones in a premium Flame Maple / Mahogany combination.
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.
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 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.
The Bigsby® was the first successful design of what is known now as a tremolo arm or whammy bar. Its retro styling and classic design makes the Bigsby® Tremolo the perfect compliment and ideal upgrade for both function and design to this guitar. The Bigsby® and Bigsby® tailpiece design are registered trademarks of Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises Ltd.
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 Pickups
Commonly considered the one of the premier pickup manufacturers in the world, Seymour Duncan pickups are a nice compliment to the line. Diamond a variety of Seymour Duncan's USA Custom pickups. Each guitar and pickup combination is specifically tested and the voicings are carefully chosen, producing a Custom Shop / Hot-rodded result.
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.