Melechesh Ashmedi, the mainman of Mesopotamian metallers Melechesh, has teamed up with Fernandes Guitars to produce a signature electric 12-string guitar.
The collaboration has resulted in the Vortex Scimitar flying V, a guitar featuring 24 frets, a through-neck made of maple, a single EMG-81 pickup, and 12 strings.
Ashmedi commented, saying: “The first time I played with a 12-string, I noticed that I could compose Melechesh tracks differently. New ideas started popping up and basically the 12-string opened new musical dimensions, so I was very glad when Fernandes took on this adventurous endeavor and now it is a reality.
“The octave sounds are subtle and great when playing power chords, single notes and fast riffling, to the extent that you get the feeling of a storm or an orchestra accompanying you while playing the Scimitar. Hopefully this will open new musical ideas in the extreme metal scenes.”
It has not yet been revealed when the guitar will become available to purchase.
Ashmedi demonstrated the axe at the annual National Association Of Music Merchants show in California last month.
Vortex Scimitar Specs: .
Fernandes – Vortex SCIMITAR 12-string DLX 2013 .
Neck: Maple, Neck Through
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 25 1/2″ Scale; 24 Jumbo Frets, 14″ Radius; Pearl Split Square Head Inlays
Nut: Graphtech Trem Nut 1 7/8″
Tuning Gears: Die-Cast
Bridge: Special Bridge for 12 Strings
Control: 1 Volume
Pickup: Bridge: EMG-81
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