Now this is one amazing and seriously good guitar and everyone that has tried it has remarked on its looks, feel and superb tone and clarity.
The X20-OS is the latest model in the Emerald Guitar line up and in many ways it is a revolutionary design yet one which incorporates all the experience and latest thinking from a maker who has already pushed the boundaries of high quality composite guitar design a very long way indeed.
So it's also a guitar very much designed for the modern player, respecting tradition but exploiting the skills of its maker and the new capabilities of the material and construction techniques employed.
The X20-OS demonstrates the extra freedom of design offered by Emerald's carbon molding technology so you will experience significant ergonomic benefits in the forearm bevel and the shaped cutaway giving improved access to the fretboard. Less noticeable, until you play it, is the unique asymmetrical back contour that allows the guitar to sit comfortably and securely on your leg when seated.
The neck has been given a very comfortable shallow C profile with a 1¾" nut and the heel has been massively reduced in profile to give superior access to the high frets and you have two octaves, which means 24 frets on this guitar.
The X20-OS has a big voice, developed with a new laminate structure to give it a rich full sound and the unique offset sound hole placement it gives wonderful projection to the player as well as audience.
So a guitar that is a major step forward in so many ways and whilst its full size would normally disqualify it from being included here as a “travel” instrument we know that it perfectly fulfills the role of a big, tough, 1st class performer’s guitar that will take and shrug off the knocks and bangs of life on the road and life on stage and survive to return and play day after day. Not something you can say of a traditional wooden guitar.
This guitar is an Emerald OPUS specification but we have ordered it with a factory fitted B-Band pickup & EQ upgrade. The guitar features a high gloss exposed carbon top, with crystal ice finish to the back and sides, Gotoh tuning machines, Graphtech, nut, saddle and bridge pins, a B Band A3T EQ with integrated tuner and comes in an Emerald custom gig bag.
We are confident that you will be impressed.