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Old 02-17-2019, 05:47 PM
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I posted this in the middle of another thread, where it might have got lost - so I thought I'd start a new one on the same subject. Because I just crave attention

I'm besotted with my X20. I don't think I've ever owned another guitar which has been quite so inspirational (and that includes the 55-year old Martin that has been in my custody for 35 years of its life). The X20 lives in open D, which is where I spend most of my playing time these days.

I'm compelled to add another one to the collection. X20 Baritone? X20 7-string? After wandering down that path for a while - because I love the low-end register of these guitars - all of a sudden, now I'm thinking X7. It could sit in standard tuning for ever more, and just be that grab'n'go guitar.

Decisions, decisions. These weekly videos are... tantalizing
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:12 PM
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There is an Amber Baritone on Reverb.

I'm out of "guitar money" or I'd have already snagged it.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:17 PM
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Oh No! Eatswodo is lost. Obviously the X20 is a gateway addiction. Now, a baritone and then the deadly X7. Alas!
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:26 PM
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I completely understand how you feel. All I have been doing for the last few months is working on this book about Emerald. Iím submerged in Chimaeras, X30s, Amicus, etc. I keep having to tell myself that thereís no way I can buy a Synergy, I canít play harp guitar, but I want to get one so bad. It is an addiction. Iím already plotting what to order next. As for you, I am a big fan of the X7. Get one you wonít regret it.
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All this Emerald talk...almost makes me want one
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:09 PM
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All this Emerald talk...almost makes me want one
I've heard they're something special!
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:43 AM
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The X7 is the perfect companion guitar to the X20. It gives you that 'small, grab and go anywhere' size but with a much bigger tone. With some EQ and notching it can also fill in as a backup/alternate gigging guitar. I love both of mine so much that my 'lifetime Martin' is being sold. Oh, and I'm considering another X10 custom build.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:21 AM
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I love both of mine so much that my 'lifetime Martin' is being sold. Oh, and I'm considering another X10 custom build.
Wow...letting the Martin go ! That's a pretty big step. Congrats on all your great custom builds. I just got my X7, it is a lot more than I expected, a perfect upgrade to the last version of the X7. I haven't plugged it in yet though.
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:45 AM
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I'm really thinking that it will be an X7. Need to get tax season out of the way first, and then I can start plotting.
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My X30 has become just "The Guitar," with all the joys and none of the snags of my Martin or other wood guitars. I am vaguely aware that it looks like an alien instrument to most, guitar-shaped but CLEARLY not a proper guitar. I'm vaguely aware that people probably think it's a gimmick, a toy, some cheap johnny-come-lately fad, the bauble of a bored middle aged guy to tinker with until the time comes to grow up and play a Real Guitar.

But to me, it's just The Guitar. It does a LOT of work as The Guitar. All without a grumble as the humidity is ignored, the tuner and pick holder are tucked inside, the bridge pins don't bother my strumming palm, etc. I like living in a snippet of a sci-fi novel with this bold, smooth, beautiful X30.

Probably about time to finish waking up and go get my coffee, eh? Lol.

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And you forgot "it's pretty!"
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How come it has to sleep on the couch?
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Wow...letting the Martin go ! That's a pretty big step. Congrats on all your great custom builds. I just got my X7, it is a lot more than I expected, a perfect upgrade to the last version of the X7. I haven't plugged it in yet though.
It wasn't has hard as I thought it would be. I gave it several months and a whole bunch of A/B/C sessions with the X20 and X7. The Martin loses each and every time. I am looking forward to being all CF and not worrying about humidity (or just about anything else) is just awesome. I won't say I'll never own another wood guitar again but I'm currently Jonesing for nothing. Even the X10 build is only a distant possibility.
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:01 PM
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I completely understand, it took me years to get a nice 000-28 that I loved, but guess what was the first to go once the X20 showed up. Not even a close comparison.
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.....getting rid of all your wood acoustics. That's just crazy talk
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