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Old 04-01-2021, 03:11 PM
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I am in the Morristown, Tennessee area. I have a McPherson Sable and an Emerald X30. PM me to make arrangements if you need to test drive either or both to get a feel for how they play.
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Old 04-01-2021, 03:36 PM
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Im in Sonoma County, CA (Sebastopol), and have a stock 25 1/2 scale pinless bridge X20, plus a new 24.875 short scale X20. Anyone within driving distance is welcome to try them. If interested send me a PM.
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:36 AM
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jacksonville fla here...x20 if you want to try it out. i would love to try your Amicus or 12 string
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Old 04-03-2021, 08:21 AM
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I live in Knoxville Tn and Id welcome anyone who might want to play my X30, schedules allowing.
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Old 07-22-2023, 09:11 AM
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Bumping this thread up from obscurity.....
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Old 07-22-2023, 11:00 AM
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This is a great idea! It made my decision so much easier when eatswodo was kind enough to meet up with me. Too easy, in fact, and expensive, but so worth it!

I'm on the other side of the Twin Cities from eatswodo, and would be happy to share. Prolly have to wait til it gets a little nicer out, because I need it to be outside.
Is there a cluster of Emerald owners here around the Twin Cities? Reading this thread, it seems that there are at least three of us with possibly 6 (!?!?) Emeralds between us. We need to have an Emerald party, but with all manner of CF welcome.

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Old 07-26-2023, 05:05 PM
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Hey mods, both RP and I have discussed this via PM. Can we make a merged "carbon fiber test drive" thread a sticky so it doesn't disappear so quickly? Pretty please?
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Old 07-30-2023, 09:31 AM
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I am between Utica and Albany NY with a Blackbird "Lucky 13".
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Old 07-30-2023, 08:14 PM
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Hmmmm.... I was sure that my composite instruments were listed in my original post, but apparently not. The "herd" at the moment is:

- X20
- X20-12 custom scale length
- X30 (sold but locally)
- X7 V2 woody (forward facing sound hole)
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- Blackbird Lucky 13
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With some coordination, a new local friend could also bring by her Kestrel and a McPherson Touring. And I could borrow the X30 back from its owner, a jam buddy of mine.
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Old 08-12-2023, 04:33 PM
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Bump again to bring this thread back to the top. I also deleted some 2020 verbiage in the OP about hand sanitizer, etc. That no longer seems to apply. Carry on...
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Ive got an Emerald X30 and two Rainsongs, an H-OM and a Black Ice WS. Im in central Long Island, always up for a drive into NJ, lower CT or a little further up in NY.

Would love to try a newer X20 because Im in the hunt for a dread (specifically a Martin HD-28 in terms of tone) and would love to see how the X20 stacks up. The X30 is too big for me, looking more like a cello than a guitar when I play it.
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Old 08-28-2023, 07:54 PM
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Hey mods, both RP and I have discussed this via PM. Can we make a merged "carbon fiber test drive" thread a sticky so it doesn't disappear so quickly? Pretty please?
Sounds like a great idea to me!
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Old 08-29-2023, 03:58 AM
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Is there anyone in or around the Charlotte, NC area that has carbon fiber guitars?
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Old 08-29-2023, 08:07 PM
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I'm in Northern Virginia, and I have a Composite Acoustics GXi, Cargo, Blade, an Enya NexG (which is kinda fun), a Yamaha SLG-200NW, and a Journey Carbon Fiber Classical. The last two might end up sold sooner or later, so no guarantee on those if you try a few months later.
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Old 09-01-2023, 09:10 PM
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Default Kudos to test drives!

Wanted to post a big (and slightly belated) call out to Earl, the OP on this thread. We connected a few weeks back on various CF interests, when I wasn't even aware of this effort.
Anyways, my wife and I were in the process of organizing an intra-state move, and our travels took us through Boise, where Earl houses many lovely CF models in a to-die-for music room.
Long story short, he took time to let me drop in for an hour, play several different models, and we even managed to work out a guitar swap. Would have liked to play for longer, but a dinged fretting thumb and tight schedule made that impossible.
So kudos to this idea, and the AGF members who contribute to making it happen!
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