EMERALD Carbon Travel Guitars
Built from carbon composite and carbon fibre Emerald Guitars are super strong, tough and durable, super light too and a guitar that will not be affected by extremes of heat, cold or from dry, humid or wet environments. Wherever you go they will play right and sound right and you will want to pick it up and play.
Emerald, who you might guess are an Irish guitar manufacturer, have a fine and expanding range of guitar and bass instruments. Now with many years of experience designing and building in carbon composites, nobody knows better how to get the best from these fantastic materials.
These are great playing, compact and very tough, top quality instruments that you will be happy to take on stage or to the studio but better still you can take these into places you would perhaps never take a standard guitar.
We stock the full range of "travel class" bodies and with an X5, X7 or T8, sailing, camping, trekking, cycling and walking need no longer be off limits with a guitar. Take one to the desert, to the pole, up a mountain, through the rain forest or the living room. And now the new T8 joins the line-up. A superb guitar that will appeal to those seeking a more traditional look but with all the benefits of the modern materials and construction techniques.
The choice of course, is yours, but if you want to know more then check out Emerald on the web or Youtube, give us a ring or you will be welcome to come in and try one.
Emerald T8 Electro - Black
The T8 is the very latest arrival to the expanding family of Emerald travel guitars – but as always with Emerald you get an instrument that gives so much more than the term “travel guitar” can possibly express.
The T8 takes numerous design cues from the traditional body style of the Emerald T20 model but featuring a new compact version of the T series headstock but the changes are not just cosmetic. No, not at all. In fact the new Emerald T8 features completely new material for the top to give you warmer and more traditional guitar tone. Beautiful, bright full chords can be strummed and you will also hear great individual string definition and clarity when finger picking.
The neck is a very comfortable shallow C profile with a 1¾" nut width and a two-way truss rod is fitted so you can set your preferred neck relief, should you wish.
The T8 comes complete with an Emerald Guitars custom gig bag to help you carry and protect it when away on your travels.
A great addition to the range.
Emerald X7-OS Electro - Red
We all know that the soundboard is a very critical part of an acoustic guitar. It must firmly hold the bridge and withstand the string tension whilst faithfully transmitting each string vibration and frequency to be amplified by the soundbox.
So why put a big hole right in the centre where it must surely defeat this primary objective?
With the Emerald X7 OS, the new design allows the bridge to be placed in the sweet spot and the soundhole is repositioned to a less critical area, yet one which vastly improves the sound protection to the player as well as the audience.
Already a great sounding and playing finger style delight the design improvements now make it even better when asked to perform as a rhythm instrument providing its owner the best of both worlds.
The B-Band electronics are the perfect compliment to this guitar too and you will be delighted by the power, clarity and warmth of this guitar when amplified.
Now consider its compact size, light weight and near indestructible construction and we hope you will agree that an X7 OS makes a great purchase for any travelling or performing guitarist and what's more, you can take this to places you would not dare think of using a conventional guitar.
This one is Carbon Red.
Emerald X7-OS Electro - Black
The original Emerald X7 has proven itself to be a great sounding, great playing guitar and it is now joined by the brand new X7-OS (offset) model offered here.
The placement of the new offset soundhole, along with reduced radius on the soundbox top, provide the X7 with more volume and an even fuller sound. In this configuration the X7-OS still handles finger style with ease but now responds even better when being used as a rhythm instrument so offering its owner the best of both worlds.
The compact size, light weight and near indestructible nature of this guitar make it a great purchase for any travelling guitarist and you can take this to places you would not dare think of using a more "conventional" guitar.
This is a guitar you can take on a boat, take to a festival, use when camping, cycling or hiking. As a completely reliable gigging guitar it will shrug off the knocks, dings and bangs of a performers life but it will also reward all players with its unique character and playability.
Emerald X5-OS Electro - Green
For many people the key features of a "travel" guitar are size and weight but for others it means a guitar that will survive and excel in adverse conditions ... water, heat, sand, dirt and rough handling and these are the characteristics that have made the Emerald X5 the best selling of the Emerald Guitars products.
This new X5-OS features several differences from the original X5 (and still available to order) the most obvious being the offset sound hole. This, along with a new 24 inch scale repositions the bridge closer to the centre of the sound board where it can help amplify the vibration of the strings to produce a somewhat warmer and bigger sound, particularly for rhythm use.
The X5 OS retains its slim and comfortable neck profile and it now has a slightly wider 1.75 inch width nut and 24 playable stainless steel frets.
As always, the X5 is super compact, lightweight yet almost indestructible so it makes the ideal travelling companion.
Immense care and thought has gone into the design and manufacture of these top quality instruments. The X5-OS features Grover mini tuners, along with Graphtech saddle and nut and string pins to help you get the most out of your guitar.
So, whilst you may be choosing an X5-OS as a travel guitar you will find it a very rewarding instrument and a compliment to any collection - travelling or not.
This X5-OS features a B Band A3T pick-up system with built-in tuner. Plug her in and on-stage you will hold your own with any other guitar. Complete with special custom padded Emerald gig-bag giving great protection.
This one is finished in CARBON GREEN which suits this little Irish fella very well indeed.