MELECHESH ASHMEDI RELEASES SIGNATURE AXE

Melechesh Ashmedi, the mainman of Mesopotamian metallers Melechesh, has teamed up with Fernandes Guitars to produce a signature electric 12-string guitar.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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It has not yet been revealed when the guitar will become available to purchase.

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Ashmedi demonstrated the axe at the annual National Association Of Music Merchants show in California last month.

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Vortex Scimitar Specs:
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Fernandes – Vortex SCIMITAR 12-string DLX 2013
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Body: Mahogany
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
Color: Black

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