The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Carbon Fiber

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 09-14-2021, 08:31 PM
Irishrep Irishrep is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 51
Default

Iím with Evan. Send me emails when you have something to show me. I donít need one every day or two. Iím not cranky. I do get annoyed every time I go on their site and have to accept their cookie protocols before I can see anything. I have always felt their products were good enough they didnít need to track me. I always wanted to follow them.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-15-2021, 03:07 AM
ac ac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,765
Default

The cookies statement is something all websites must do by law in the EU, I believe. It's truly annoying, but I don't believe Emerald has a choice. Most of my websites each day have a similar popup that has to be removed before you begin. Thank governments and lawyers for this "consumer protection".

As to the Emerald emails--love them. It's refreshing to receive anything on CF guitars after endless streams of truly meaningless entries pass through my inboxes daily.

If I see Emerald in the subject line--I'm happy to give it a glance through--maybe even click on a link if it interests me (especially shipping videos).
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-15-2021, 08:00 AM
DethWshBkr DethWshBkr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EvanB View Post
Yes yes, you all are right. I've been inundated with uninvited emails recently and obviously feeling a bit cranky about it. But, I've miss-spoken myself and promise I'll never do it again (until the next time). And thanks for the gentle rejoinders.
Evan! There you are!

I've been trying to reach you about your cars extended warranty!

Glad I finally found you.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-15-2021, 08:37 AM
mountainmaster mountainmaster is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 349
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redi View Post
Good catch. But meh... Fishman Fluence pickups. I was hoping for the HyVibes.
__________________
Emerald X30
Emerald X20 Nylon
Emerald X7 Nylon
Rainsong Smokey SMH
Taylor 522e 12-fret
Gitane DG-560 nylon
Alhambra 3C CW
Eastman AR910CE
Recording King RK-G25 6-string banjo
Yamaha Guitalele
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-15-2021, 08:39 AM
redi redi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: dfw
Posts: 62
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainmaster View Post
I was hoping for the HyVibes.
I was hoping for that as well. That would have been pretty trick for a carbon fiber guitar of the future
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 09-15-2021, 08:45 AM
David Eastwood's Avatar
David Eastwood David Eastwood is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,825
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redi View Post
I like Emerald's emails. They typically only send one when there's something interesting (to watch).

But it probably doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out:

https://emeraldguitars.com/builder/#/virtuo
Interesting. When they announced the slimline, I commented on Facebook or YouTube that it would be really cool with a humbucker by the bridge as well.

Apparently they were listening
__________________
The artist formerly known as eatswodo
1963 Martin 0-16NY
2018 Emerald X20
2019 Emerald X20-7
2021 Emerald Amicus
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-15-2021, 08:49 AM
esimms86 esimms86 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 188
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainmaster View Post
Good catch. But meh... Fishman Fluence pickups. I was hoping for the HyVibes.
I’m not disappointed because Emerald has already publicly stated a commitment to HyVibe, so it’s not “instead of” but “and.”

Alistair has also forgiven Captain Jim for his Fishman Fluence sins(maybe Captain Jim was the inspiration for the new model?). Alistair has even allowed people to play Takamines at Emeraldfest.

My question is, will the Virtuo cannibalize X10 sales? And to what degree will having built in pickups affect the acoustic sound?

Last edited by esimms86; 09-15-2021 at 08:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-15-2021, 09:11 AM
David Eastwood's Avatar
David Eastwood David Eastwood is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,825
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainmaster View Post
Good catch. But meh... Fishman Fluence pickups. I was hoping for the HyVibes.
Two completely different animals, no?

There's room for both, and each choice will appeal to a very different type of player.
__________________
The artist formerly known as eatswodo
1963 Martin 0-16NY
2018 Emerald X20
2019 Emerald X20-7
2021 Emerald Amicus
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-15-2021, 09:15 AM
Captain Jim Captain Jim is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,405
Default

Yeah, I have a set of Fishman Fluence pickups on an SG, and I have to say I really like 'em. On that guitar.

In regards to pickups on the top of an acoustic affecting the sound: I think it has to have some effect. I really like my X10 with the Krivo humbucking pickup and the individual piezos, but I think that guitar is perhaps a bit quieter acoustically as a result. It still has a lovely balanced acoustic sound, though. It is designed to shine at its best when plugged in.

What Emerald is doing with slim-body and additional pickup designs will likely offend some "purists," but they are giving players some great options for plugged-in sounds.

I've said it before: it's a great time to be a carbon fiber guitar player - so many good options.
__________________
Some CF, some wood.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-15-2021, 10:48 AM
David Eastwood's Avatar
David Eastwood David Eastwood is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,825
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redi View Post
I was hoping for that as well. That would have been pretty trick for a carbon fiber guitar of the future
I was just poking around in the builder, and the HyVibe is now a selectable pickup system for most models. Itís not an option for the X10 Slimline though - presumably because the body is too thin for the control panel to be mounted on the side.
__________________
The artist formerly known as eatswodo
1963 Martin 0-16NY
2018 Emerald X20
2019 Emerald X20-7
2021 Emerald Amicus
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-15-2021, 11:01 AM
Alistair Hay's Avatar
Alistair Hay Alistair Hay is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 124
Default

Well it seems like you guys got the scoop early. Somehow the Virtuo went live on the builder a day early and someone picked up on it just before us.
Watch my launch video tonight and you'll get some further info on the Virtuo but Im happy to fill you guys in a little early as you have all been great supporters on this platform.
The Virtuo is something I have been developing for the past 18 months and was actually the birth place of much of the innovation that has already been put out on other models such as the adjustable saddles and the slim body X10 design. in a way the Virtuo is the prequel and the X10 slim was the Sequel but we tend to do things out of order in Emerald land.
The X10 Slim is aimed at a true acoustic player where we have done everything to preserve the acoustic tone both plugged and unplugged. The Virtuo is very much aimed as an amplified acoustic guitar where its design and construction have been focused on making the best plugged in experience for both stage and studio.
The pickup configuration gives an incredible array of tonal options that Studio guys that have been road testing it have been getting really excited about and for a stage performer that jumps between acoustic and electric it is the ultimate versatile tool.
I always wanted to build an electric guitar but with the Virtuo we have achieved that while still staying pure to our acoustic roots.
I hope you will be as excited about this guitar as I am, its something really special.
Covid has changed our lives in many ways but for me it has been a creative shot in the arm. I hope you will enjoy the results.
Oh and for those disappointed its not a Hyvibe guitar perhaps you should have a look at the 3D builder as we have now made Hyvibe an option across our range.
If you have any questions please leave them here for me and I will check back later if possible.
Thanks for all the support and Inspiration
Alistair
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-15-2021, 12:23 PM
Guest 928
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It's pretty cool when a maker keeps an eye on forum responses and weighs in on the conversation. You don't see that very often.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-15-2021, 12:29 PM
tbeltrans tbeltrans is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 6,380
Default

This new instrument sounds like a fine addition to the Emerald product line - something truly different. Earlier in this thread, I said that big build ups tend to make the actual announcement anti-climatic for me, and I was speaking in general terms rather than specifically about Emerald.

However, this new Virtuo does seem to be something different, possibly in similar market space as Taylor's T5z, though obviously as different as Emerald is from everything else in all their models.

Congratulations on another fine product.

I think the most tempting Emerald product to me at this time is the Kestrel, though the saddle string spacing at 2" seems a bit narrow. Maybe that is typical for archtops, though I have not measured mine. I do think, though that my guitar buying days are behind me unless I tripped over $4k somewhere unexpectedly.

If Alistair is reading this, I don't know if you read the thread I started here recently regarding David Eastman's and my meeting to try each other guitars, but we both were definitely concluded that between it and my Sable, it is pretty much a wash. I am impressed. That is definitely saying something good, since to me, the Sable represents incredible attention to detail in manufacturing and is likely the "keeper" out of my whole collection. I do like the X20's somewhat wider saddle string spacing for fingerstyle.

Tony

Last edited by tbeltrans; 09-15-2021 at 01:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-15-2021, 12:41 PM
DavidE's Avatar
DavidE DavidE is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 3,486
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alistair Hay View Post
Well it seems like you guys got the scoop early. Somehow the Virtuo went live on the builder a day early and someone picked up on it just before us.

Watch my launch video tonight and you'll get some further info on the Virtuo but Im happy to fill you guys in a little early as you have all been great supporters on this platform.

The Virtuo is something I have been developing for the past 18 months and was actually the birth place of much of the innovation that has already been put out on other models such as the adjustable saddles and the slim body X10 design. in a way the Virtuo is the prequel and the X10 slim was the Sequel but we tend to do things out of order in Emerald land.

The X10 Slim is aimed at a true acoustic player where we have done everything to preserve the acoustic tone both plugged and unplugged. The Virtuo is very much aimed as an amplified acoustic guitar where its design and construction have been focused on making the best plugged in experience for both stage and studio.

The pickup configuration gives an incredible array of tonal options that Studio guys that have been road testing it have been getting really excited about and for a stage performer that jumps between acoustic and electric it is the ultimate versatile tool.

I always wanted to build an electric guitar but with the Virtuo we have achieved that while still staying pure to our acoustic roots.

I hope you will be as excited about this guitar as I am, its something really special.

Covid has changed our lives in many ways but for me it has been a creative shot in the arm. I hope you will enjoy the results.

Oh and for those disappointed its not a Hyvibe guitar perhaps you should have a look at the 3D builder as we have now made Hyvibe an option across our range.

If you have any questions please leave them here for me and I will check back later if possible.

Thanks for all the support and Inspiration

Alistair


Is the neck shape different than an X20 neck?
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-15-2021, 01:44 PM
ac ac is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,765
Default

--------------
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Carbon Fiber

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=