Now this is one amazing and seriously good guitar and everyone that has tried an X20-OS has remarked on its great looks, feel, balance and superb tone.
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 guitar design a very long way indeed.
So it's also a guitar designed for the modern player, respecting tradition yet exploiting the the skill of the maker and the new capabilities of the material and construction techniques employed.
The X20-OS demonstrates a new 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 too 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 there are two octaves, 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. In fact any and all of the activities that so quickly ruin a traditional wooden guitar.
This guitar is the latest Artisan specification with B-Band pickup & EQ as standard along with high gloss exposed carbon top, back, sides and headstock, Gotoh 510 tuning machines, Graphtech, nut, saddle and bridge pins and comes in a custom Hiscox Lite-Flite case.
We are confident that you will be impressed.
Our next X20-OS Artisan arrives early May - colour to be confirmed - you may reserve now