Zerberus Guitars / Hydra III / 2014 / Black-Smoke-Burst / Guitar

Today I have a very special offer for you.
This auction is for the first Hydra III available.
The Hydra III was made in a small batch of only 50 pcs. and I will be able to offer that amazing guitar early 2014.
So this is the first one that is available.
When its sold- its sold - that´s life.

What can I say about that guitar?
First of all: I sounds and plays phantastic.
I played it for some minutes thru my amp and that guitar is so much fun and is a real inspiration, you want to play on and on.
The Hydra II was an amazing guitar but I find the new Hydra III to be even a little bit more resonant than the Hydra II.
More attack and more sustain.
The workmanship is great and it plays like butter.

Some specs:

soild Korina-Body (2 pieces !!!)
solid Maple top
Quilted Maple (1 piece)
Deep set neck
The neck has a 648 scale and it is a 5-ply neck (3 stripes Hard Maple and 2 stripes Purpleheart (Amarant)).
Fretboard: Rosewood with a celtic dragon Abalone inlay
Roller nut
Wilkinson precision back locking tuners
24 medium jumbo frets
Kammerstein Quadrail humbuckers
1 Master volume (Push-Pull to split the neck-humbucker into a singlecoil)
1 Master tone
(Push-Pull to split the bridge-humbucker into a singlecoil)
The push pull option makes that guitar extremely versatile.

You can have the fat humbucker sounds also as the crispy singlecoil sounds.

That makes the Hydra III perfect for almost every style from Jazz to Blues and from Funk to Heavy Metall.
And thanks to the quedrail humbuckers, the guitar is dead qiet even in split mode - no hum.

The guitar comes including certificate and hardcase and a a set strings of your choice (PRS, Fender or Gibson 10-46

I find her a even little bit more resonant than the Hydra II.
Maybe that is because of the roller bridge and the string-thru.
The neck is a 5 layer neck with hard Maple and Purpleheart stripes and a Rosewood fretboard.
The body is made of Korina wood with a solid quilted Mahogany top!
The guitar has a 648mm scale and a 14" neck radius.
This is not a wizard neck.
It is a nice and "meaty" neck.
More a classic Str... than a Les P...
I think you get it, right ?
I don´t want to bother you with a long text.
Take a look at the pictures :)

Instrument sold

Zerberus Guitars, Germany  

Contact name:
Frank Scheucher
Zerberus Guitars
English, German
Hand Made Guitars
Opening hours:
By appointment

All custom guitars are completely made by only one luthier - ME.

Zerberus-Guitars is some kind of a One-Man-Show and it´s only me in the workshop.

I do all the works - drive arround to find amazing long time stored lumber - saw out the bodies and necks -shape that all by hand without using CNC machines - equipp the hardware - install the electronis - paint the guitars and so on......I also take the photos and make the website.

No step of my work is done by someone else.

That makes the guitars very unique.

Building such a handmade unique specimen takes at least 6 months.

For making my custom guitars, I don´t use computer controled CNC-machines.

I do all the routings and carvings by hand and so I am not restricted to any standard designs.

I come from a very musical family.

My grandfather played trumpet in a band and my father is a professional rock´n roll guitarist in my region.

On the other hand my ancestors have been very skilled craftsmen who worked as makers of wood cartweels (Grand-grandfather) and wood barrels (Grandfather).

My father does not have a hand for woodworking :)

But he is a lifetime Rock guitarist.

So in my person the two rows come together being a rock guitarist that also loves woodworking :)

I have inherited some woodworking tools from my grand-grandfather that I still use when building my handcrafted custom guitars.

When I was 14, I have built my first guitar with the help of an old luthier.

Later in 1992 I had my own design company and I specialised in guitar design (have played in several bands this time).

Later in 2002 I founded my very own guitar company Zerberus-Guitars and fullfiled one of my biggest childhood dreams with that.

Is it your dream to own an instrument that is the only one of its kind on the planet, as individual as you - the owner, an instrument that is lovingly handcrafted, using selected timbers and the finest hardware, to satisfy your very own aesthetics, needs and personal preferences?

In my Custom Shop, I specialize in carefully hand-building the kinds of guitars and basses that reflect the DNA of their players. I do not employ CNC-machines which mechanically churn out half-finished guitar bodies every few minutes. By contrast, all carving, assembly and finishing is performed by one skilled craftsman, so that my guitars can not be clones of any models made previously.

Each instrument leaving my Custom Shop is a unique specimen.  And not being restricted to proprietary designs, I am able to develop very individual guitars and basses in response to the originality and inspiration of our clients.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.



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