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Old 11-08-2016, 09:34 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!

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Sorry for your heart palpitations Sean...The thing about the "paper sticker" is that it is still in pristine condition Amigo!!! Underneath the inside finish is just as perfect as the rest of my baby...Maybe I should re-affix it with a magnet, so I could remove it at will??? lol...
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:46 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.
Yes AC, I am keeping my sticker too & will never sell this guitar...some things are just priceless Amigo!!!

By the way...the account of washing her with a garden hose is true...lol...I have Really Done This...
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Yes AC, I am keeping my sticker too & will never sell this guitar...some things are just priceless Amigo!!!

By the way...the account of washing her with a garden hose is true...lol...I have Really Done This...
As long as there's no electronics, it should be no different than washing you car!
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As long as there's no electronics, it should be no different than washing you car!
Yep...and polishing it with car wax too...
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Is this what they mean by "sticker shock"?
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:19 PM
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Is this what they mean by "sticker shock"?
LOL Good one Parlorman!!!
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Garden hose....I love it! Great post.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:24 AM
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Garden hose....I love it! Great post.
Thanks ukejon...I thought we needed a little levity, but the garden hose really worked just fine Amigo...
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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!!!
You might want to consider a Go Fund Me page for the new sticker....
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:41 AM
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You might want to consider a Go Fund Me page for the new sticker....
Hahaha!!! You got me thinking David...Maybe a "Non Profit" corporation for sticker shockers??? LOL
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I thought about starting a new thread, but decided to just post on the end of this one.

As a further exploration of the claims of the stability of Carbon Fiber to extreme temperature changes, I just conducted another experiment. I left my guitar out in my vehicle overnight, with the temperature dropping down to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

After bringing it inside to a 74 degree Fahrenheit house I immediately opened the case. (I would never do this to a wooden guitar...Yikes!!!).

Other than the strings needing tuning, no observations of ANY problems!!!
My Peterson strobo-tuner that I accidentally left in the case, would not read until it warmed up though...oops...

Now to go warm up my fingers...Eeekkk...
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You can be darn sure that my fingers would need some extensive warming time after that kind of temperature differential!

Even in the Tropical Tip, we experienced temps in the mid-30s with this last norther that blew in. Humidity in my guitar room went down to 30%... considered putting the wood guitars back in their cases. Considered selling a couple of them and getting another CF.
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That was awesome!
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