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Old 11-07-2016, 01:43 PM
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Default Oh No...A humidity problem with my X-20!!!

Well, I guess it was bound to happen...The humid environment in the Southern United States finally took it's toll on my beloved Emerald...After treating her with campouts, canoe trips, porch setting, & stomping in the occasional snow, She finally succumbed to the ragtag existence that I have put her through...sigh...
For the last 5 years She has been a faithful companion on my journey, and now I am in mourning...sniff...sniff...What is the Terrible and Fatal flaw that befell her you ask???

The last time I dusted her off with my garden hose...the paper sticker came off from the inside of my guitar!!! Eeeekkk...

Now I know many of my friends here at the AGF feel my pain, so feel free to send me your condolences in the form of cash, money order, PayPal, or yes even with guitar strings... I'm pretty sure this will ease the terrible grief that I am feeling...

Gotcha Didn't I??? LOL

Gotta Love those Carbon Fibers!!!
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:52 PM
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Default Humidity X-20

BWWAAAHHHHH!!!!

Nice one!!

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Old 11-07-2016, 04:48 PM
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I'm reminded of the original print ads for Rainsong back in the early 90's. A Hawaiian fellow was happily strumming his guitar while standing in the middle of a waterfall on Maui.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:33 PM
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Hmmmm... maybe a carbon fiber tag inside the guitar would be in order?

I read with anticipation to see what the "punch line" would be... bet you put some lumps in the throats of those who have guitars on order!
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:58 PM
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Well, I admit it...you did have me going there, Clay. Glad to find out all is still in order.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:07 PM
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Default Ok. Ok. You got me. Good one.

That ones mine now. I'm using that one next guitar get together.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:26 PM
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My X20 patch came off a few months ago. I am still recovering. My condolences in your loss.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:38 PM
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BWWAAAHHHHH!!!!

Nice one!!

Jim
Hope I did not "scare" you Jim...I am almost as anxious to see your little beauty as you are...
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:41 PM
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I'm reminded of the original print ads for Rainsong back in the early 90's. A Hawaiian fellow was happily strumming his guitar while standing in the middle of a waterfall on Maui.
Sounds like Heaven to me Earl...We got the paddles, so all we need is a boat Amigo!!!
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:45 PM
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Hmmmm... maybe a carbon fiber tag inside the guitar would be in order?

I read with anticipation to see what the "punch line" would be... bet you put some lumps in the throats of those who have guitars on order!
Yes I know Capt. Jim...I guess that I'm guilty of createing "buyers remorse" among our Brethren here... Shame on me Buddy...sigh...
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:48 PM
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Well, I admit it...you did have me going there, Clay. Glad to find out all is still in order.
Sorry Tom...I guess those ole neurons decided to kick up their "funny dance" with my post...lol...
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:50 PM
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That ones mine now. I'm using that one next guitar get together.
Sure GuitarDoc!!! Make some believers out there Amigo...
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:52 PM
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My X20 patch came off a few months ago. I am still recovering. My condolences in your loss.
Thanks mot...maybe we could hold a "sticker bereavement party" and start a society??? LOL
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:42 AM
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Well...Claytone,

You nearly gave us a heart attack there

Send me an email to sales@emeraldguitars.com and we will organise you a replacement label!

Best Wishes

Sean
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:29 AM
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I intentionally removed the label from my X7 shortly after I received it many years ago. I keep it preserved in one of those "round" CD cases that are not so common.

My reason was just my personal aesthetics as my X7 is deep ruby red but the label was a light green and white. The color contrast was too great for my eyes and I found I preferred the all black interior.

For me, a more neutral label color wouldn't have been noticed and I likely would have kept it there, I think. But at that time, the label placement was more visible through the sound hole when looking straight on than it appears to be today. I think today the label is placed a little deeper in the body now--more towards the center. Or maybe my guitar was an exception. Don't know.

If I recall correctly, it came off nice and clean being affixed with something like a rubber cement. I held on to it in case I ever thought to sell the X7, figuring I would then put it back on.

Now, years later, I can say the thought of selling didn't cross my mind again.
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