Emerald X20

Ian Ashdown

Strat-O-Master
Apr 16, 2019
860
San Clemente, CA
Just wondering if anyone here has any experience or input on this Carbon Fiber Acoustic guitar.

They're not inexpensive, but are certainly unique!

I‘m thinking about trying to purchase a used one . . . .

Ian
SoCal
 

Ian Ashdown

Strat-O-Master
Apr 16, 2019
860
San Clemente, CA
Here are a few photos. That material and finish are difficult to photograph!

Apparently it was a custom order for straight twill lines rather than the standard diagonal, a standard pin type bridge and a textured finish on the back and sides. The texture was to help prevent the guitar slipping from you lap when playing. I’m OK with all of those!

I‘ve only played for a few minutes, but it plays very easily, nice action, and has a great sound. It’s different than any of my other acoustics for sure, it has its own sound. What you hear as the player is louder and a more ‘direct’ sound, due I think to the placement of the sound hole.

So far I think I like it!
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Ian
SoCal
 

dspellman

Senior Stratmaster
Mar 24, 2013
1,217
Los Angeles
Friend of mine ordered one of those (took a while to get it), but with a MIDI pickup and a gorgeous wood face (likely a veneer)). Gorgeous guitar, plays great, sounds good acoustically and the electronics are pretty special.
 


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