Now this is one amazing and seriously good guitar and everyone that has tried it has remarked on its looks, feel and superb tone.
The X20-OS is the newest and range topping guitar in the Emerald Guitar line up and in many ways it is a revolutionary design from a maker who has already pushed the boundaries of high quality guitar design a very long way indeed.
And this is very much a guitar designed for the modern player and it incorporates all the experience along with many major and minor details that Emerald have developed in 10 years of guitar design and construction.
The X20-OS also demonstrates the freedom of design offered by Emerald's carbon moulding 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 1 3/4" 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 fulfils the role of a big, tough, 1st class performer’s guitar that will take and shrug off the knocks and bangs of on the road and on stage. In fact all the activities that so quickly ruin a traditional wooden guitar.
As a top of the range "Artisan" specification this X20-OS features a high gloss exposed carbon top, sides, back, neck and headstock, top end Gotoh tuning machines, Graphtech, nut, saddle and bridge pins, a B Band EQ with integrated tuner and comes in a Hiscox Liteflite hard shell case with green interior.
What more could one ask for?