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Built in our factory in Gifu, Japan, the Portrait Pearl Front Ring Chess is craftsmanship at our highest level. Using mother of pearl, abalone, wood and metal, our master builders create a one-of-a-kind instrument, one instrument at a time. Everything we know about fit and finish is poured into these works of art, offering players the pinnacle of the Zemaitis experience.
Built in our factory in Gifu, Japan, the Portrait Pearl Front Ring Chess is craftsmanship at our highest level. Using mother of pearl, abalone, wood and metal, our master builders create a one-of-a-kind instrument, one instrument at a time. Everything we know about fit and finish is poured into these works of art, offering players the pinnacle of the Zemaitis experience.

"The Portrait" Pearl Front - Ring Chess

$9,999.00
Built in our factory in Gifu, Japan, this is craftsmanship at our highest level. Using mother of pearl, abalone, wood and metal, our master builders create a one-of-a-kind instrument, one instrument at a time. Everything we know about fit and finish is poured into these works of art, offering players the pinnacle of the Zemaitis experience. Beauty, Playability and Vibe… the Elements of Tone.

Hand inlayed, one piece at a time. Yes, it is a LOT of work. But it is the only way we have found to achieve the classic look of our latest Pearl Front model... "The Portrait." Add our acid-etched appointments, Fralin Pure PAF pickups and you have our most recognizable and celebrated guitar. A very special instrument, and the pinnacle of “The Elements of Tone.”

Our select African mahogany, hand rubbed satin finish is not only beautiful, but feels like nothing else we have ever played. Smooth and silky, it is comfort at its best.

Deluxe Gotoh locking tuners, scalloped bone nuts, and ebony fingerboards… from top to bottom, we have considered every aspect of a Zemaitis guitar. Our goal is to allow players the freedom to create, and to inspire you to find your own unique voice.

The Portrait Hard Case

TopPearl & Abalone
BodyPremium African Mahogany
NeckPremium African Mahogany
Neck ProfileC-carve
Neck Depth*1st: ~21.5mm (27/32")
12th: ~23mm (29/32")
FingerboardBound Ebony
Nut43mm (1-11/16") -
Scalloped Bone
Frets24 Medium Jumbo
Scale635mm (25")
Radius305mm (12")
PickupsFralin Pure PAF Humbuckers
Controls2 Vol, 2 Tone, 3-way Toggle
FinishNatural Lacquer
(Satin)

ProtectionHard Shell Case
String Gauge
.010 / .013 / .017
.026 / .036 / .046

OriginJapan

* Depths may vary slightly due to sanding and finishing.

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