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Old 11-30-2017, 05:40 PM
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Hi Guys,
I've been lurking on this site for quite a while as I was looking for a CF guitar.
The reason for wanting a CF was that I am a permanent traveler in Australia and I had been gigging in the outback, the humidity was zero and both my 6 string and my baritone developed strange traits of buzzing, necks twisting and making them both unplayable.
Anyhoo, after doing much research I finally pulled the pin and ordered an X20 woody with a slotted headstock. This was after much discussion and guidance by Sean at Emerald.
I have owned many high end guitars but never paid this much money for an instrument I had not played before, US$vAussie$.
The guitar arrived last Monday. Firstly a complaint, the photo's of these guitars no way does justice to the true depth of the colour. The initial impression was stunning...It seemed as if you could dive into the colour.
I believe the guitars are set up pretty generically unless you state what you want, which I didn't. So I played it and was blown away by the tone and the projection. After a couple of days I restrung with lighter strings (My preference) and took about 2mm from the bridge.
What I have now is the guitar I dreamed of, great tone, great projection and it plays as smooth as butter...Not forgetting it's really cool looking also.
So those are my thoughts. I was actually so impressed I've just put the initial deposit down on a 8 string Baritone.
Also the service and communication I received from Sean was second to none. If you are thinking of an Emerald drop him an email.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:50 PM
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Another satisifed Emerald customer...no surprise there. Welcome to the forum, TWISS...greetings from Canada! Congrats on the no-worry X20 and the future baritone.

As for posting pics, you’ll either have to upload to a third party hosting site like Flickr or Imgur, then insert the URLs between [img]photo[/img] placeholders. Or...you can join the AGF as a charter member for $25/year and upload directly. There are some benefits beyond photo hosting which you can read about of you like.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:56 PM
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Welcome and great first post!! And welcome to Club X-20 (soon I guess). That slotted headstock is a piece of artwork. If it helps I'll play mine now but the regular headstock if that's ok.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:34 PM
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X20 woody with a slotted headstock.

What I have now is the guitar I dreamed of, great tone, great projection and it plays as smooth as butter...Not forgetting it's really cool looking also.
So those are my thoughts. I was actually so impressed I've just put the initial deposit down on a 8 string Baritone.
I'd upload photo's but for some reason I'm not being allowed to.
Also the service and communication I received from Sean was second to none. If you are thinking of an Emerald drop him an email.
Congratulations Twiss! Another deposit down? Awesome!
We'd love to see a custom woody with a slotted head.
http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=231872
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:10 PM
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Good on you! It is really nice having the chance to have made an instrument of your wish. I look forward to review and pictures.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:13 PM
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Congratulations! Good to see another fellow Aussie in the forum. If I am getting a second Emerald, a slotted headstock will be on my list of custom.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:36 PM
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Wow - a slotted headstock woody X20!! Yeah, I join the list in requesting to see some photos of that. Congratulations on your new acquisition... and the "next one."
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:56 PM
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Just how big are the slots? I can't see the rest of the guitar!

Seriously though- congrats on your new Emerald. Kinda glad I've not got my paws on one yet, would likely be an excuse to buy yet another guitar.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:25 PM
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Dang it. I need to play an X20
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:38 PM
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Thanks Tommy, Photo's should now be up.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:41 PM
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Smile Photos of X20 woody

Thanks to everyone for the advice on putting up photo's.
They should be online now.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:44 PM
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Beautiful guitar. Congrats again! Imo, the Emerald slotted headstock design is the nicest there is.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:15 AM
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The depth in that red quilted woody looks like you could reach right into it - very striking, and that slotted headstock is gorgeous! Congrats again!
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:07 AM
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Stunning guitar, it looks like it's on fire ! Congrats.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:54 AM
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Dear Twiss,

Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we really appreciate it and are so pleased that you are happy with your new X20 Woody! Wishing continued enjoyment with it.

Best wishes from all the team,

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X20 (slotted) (QM-R) Ele CS _MG_3164 as Smart Object-1 by Alistair Hay, on Flickr
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