Mesopotamian black metal in a flying V: Melechesh’s signature 12-string Vortex Scimitar

Ashmedi, the front-man for long-running “Mesopotamian black metal” group Melechesh, has teamed up with Fernandes Guitars to release a signature 12-string model, the Vortex Scimitar. Produced in a V shape, the Vortex is aimed at the extreme metal crowd, and, according to Ashmedi, “the octave sounds are subtle and great when playing power chords, single notes, and fast riffing.” Check out the specs and a few images below.

Body: Mahogany
Neck: Maple, neck through
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 25 1/2″ scale, 24 jumbo frets, 14″ radius, pearl split-square head inlays
Nut: Graph Tech trem nut 1 7/8″
Tuning gears: Die-cast
Bridge: Special bridge for 12 strings
Control: 1 volume
Pickup: Bridge: EMG-81
Color: Black

Ashmedi of Melechesh

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