Mermer ‘Live Edge’ Electric
Unveiled at the 16th Harp Guitar Gathering in October, 2018: Rich Mermer’s latest creation!
who lives in Florida, has been building for over 34 years and is one
of the more creative and versatile harp guitar designers and builders
in the field. We have offered several of his instruments in the past,
and are honored to offer his latest brainstorm.
‘Live Edge’ (named for
the bark and burl around the edge of the top plate) is one of Rich’s
more artistic endeavors. He
said that it was one of his most fun instruments to build.
He spent a lot of time ‘on paper’ with the design work,
resulting in a fully functional and playable harp guitar.
His goal was to keep the aesthetics and flow consistent
throughout the instrument.
first glance one might wonder if it would be uncomfortable holding and
playing the instrument. However, the edge on the back plate is soft
and rounded as the burl was removed from the plate, so whether you are
standing or sitting, the instrument is comfortable to play.
‘Live Edge’ Features:
Burl maple top and back with ‘live edge’ plates
Snakewood fingerboard, pickup rings, harp bridge, harp hitch pins
Sapwood bubinga fingerboard surface on harp arm
Maple neck and harp arm
Burl maple highlights specifically placed to extenuate the artistic
concept of the instrument
Gold plated Gotoh ‘510’ tuners
Fully adjustable gold plated ‘hardtail’ bridge on the main neck
Custom ‘Alumitone’ pickups wound by Jeff Lace
- Cocobolo control knobs
sound and tone? These
custom wound ‘’Alumitone’ pickups by Jeff Lace are clear and
focused. Jeff Lace
are the next generation of pickups. The first totally modern electric
guitar pickup of this century. It does not use magnets to create its
source field. Huge top and bottom end. Huge passive design. Noise-free
says the sub bass strings are actually 'bass' strings (with the large
ball ends that fit onto the pinless bridge). Serious bass that can
rattle the windows.
guitar is wired in stereo, so a 'Y' cable can be used if so desired,
to go into a mini-mixer or an A/B box, then to the amp/PA.
imagines this instrument in almost any setting, suggesting:
Rock, R & B, Jazz, Country, Fusion
Tosin Abasi, Shawn Lane, Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, George Benson, Al Di
hanging in an art gallery or your neck at the next big gig, Rich’s
vision makes a statement!
A Gator keyboard case (68-key) is available for shipping if desired.
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