The Acoustic Guitar Forum

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 04-15-2018, 03:21 PM
zenith zenith is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreatswalmi View Post
Thatís awesome! Can I ask a quick question about your x20? How is it for volume unplugged? I havenít found much online without really good micís or pickup.
I'm afraid I have not played it out yet so I can't really gauge if it would be loud enough for your purposes. Compared to my Crosby dreadnought, it is not as loud, but that guitar is pretty loud to begin with. Seemed a bit quieter when I first got it, but after four or five days, I seemed to get more out of it. Nice deep bass as well. Unfortunately my memories aren't the most fresh as I've been away for a while. I certainly don't regret the purchase and look forward to another week from now when I can finally get back to playing it.

The looks don't hurt either...
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-15-2018, 03:23 PM
kramster's Avatar
kramster kramster is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Phoenix, Az
Posts: 4,591
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zenith View Post
I'm afraid I have not played it out yet so I can't really gauge if it would be loud enough for your purposes. Compared to my Crosby dreadnought, it is not as loud, but that guitar is pretty loud to begin with. Seemed a bit quieter when I first got it, but after four or five days, I seemed to get more out of it. Nice deep bass as well. Unfortunately my memories aren't the most fresh as I've been away for a while. I certainly don't regret the purchase and look forward to another week from now when I can finally get back to playing it.

The looks don't hurt either...
Looks like one of them upside down things
__________________
YUP....
Emerald: X-20, Center hole X-10 (Maple) and X-7 (redwood), Amicus, Paduak X7,X10, & X30, Spalted Chen Chen X 10
CA: Early OX and Cargo
Blackbird: Savoy
RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
Journey: OF660
McPherson: Touring(Honeycomb and gold), Sable
Some wood things by Epi, Harmony, Takamine, Good Time, PRS, Gypsy Music, keyboards, wind controllers.. etc
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 04-15-2018, 03:28 PM
jojobean39's Avatar
jojobean39 jojobean39 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 708
Default

Gorgeous guitar.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 04-15-2018, 03:30 PM
thegreatswalmi thegreatswalmi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: calgary, ab
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zenith View Post
I'm afraid I have not played it out yet so I can't really gauge if it would be loud enough for your purposes. Compared to my Crosby dreadnought, it is not as loud, but that guitar is pretty loud to begin with. Seemed a bit quieter when I first got it, but after four or five days, I seemed to get more out of it. Nice deep bass as well. Unfortunately my memories aren't the most fresh as I've been away for a while. I certainly don't regret the purchase and look forward to another week from now when I can finally get back to playing it.



The looks don't hurt either...



Beautiful (even if upside down)!
__________________
Babicz Identity Jumbo
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 04-15-2018, 07:04 PM
Captain Jim Captain Jim is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,599
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreatswalmi View Post
Thatís awesome! Can I ask a quick question about your x20? How is it for volume unplugged? I havenít found much online without really good micís or pickup.
This question get asked frequently here. I think a lot of it is perspective: when I received my X20, I had been playing my X7 exclusively for a month or so... the X20 sounded LOUD! It took me a few sessions with it to appreciate that it can be played quietly, but it really kicks when you dig in.

When I got home a couple months later, I had the opportunity to compare the X20 with my Taylor 814. The X20 was louder and I like the tone better. That doesn't mean I like my 814 any less. But, I do like the X20 better. Others have had different opinions... and that is why there are a lot of guitar options out there. I still like my wood guitars, but the two Emeralds get a vast majority of the play time - great sound, excellent playability, and so comfortable.

They are more than just "a swoopy guitar" (something I heard once) - I feel they are a step forward in an industry that thinks "different bracing" is revolutionary. Alistair and the crew at Emerald are making some great instruments, and they have changed how I evaluate guitars.

No, you can't go into a store and try one out. Just like you can't go to a boutique guitar maker and pull one "out of the stock." My first Emerald was a leap of faith, based on all that I had been hearing about them. The second Emerald I bought was a confirmation.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 04-15-2018, 07:12 PM
EvanB EvanB is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,312
Default

What a beautiful instrument! I found that strings made a big different on my nylon strung 20. I also found that the 20 could be played from soft and seductive to loud and belligerent. It's a great guitar and you done good.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 04-15-2018, 07:29 PM
kramster's Avatar
kramster kramster is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Phoenix, Az
Posts: 4,591
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EvanB View Post
you done good.

Such grammar
__________________
YUP....
Emerald: X-20, Center hole X-10 (Maple) and X-7 (redwood), Amicus, Paduak X7,X10, & X30, Spalted Chen Chen X 10
CA: Early OX and Cargo
Blackbird: Savoy
RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
Journey: OF660
McPherson: Touring(Honeycomb and gold), Sable
Some wood things by Epi, Harmony, Takamine, Good Time, PRS, Gypsy Music, keyboards, wind controllers.. etc
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 04-15-2018, 07:34 PM
thegreatswalmi thegreatswalmi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: calgary, ab
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Jim View Post
This question get asked frequently here. I think a lot of it is perspective: when I received my X20, I had been playing my X7 exclusively for a month or so... the X20 sounded LOUD! It took me a few sessions with it to appreciate that it can be played quietly, but it really kicks when you dig in.



When I got home a couple months later, I had the opportunity to compare the X20 with my Taylor 814. The X20 was louder and I like the tone better. That doesn't mean I like my 814 any less. But, I do like the X20 better. Others have had different opinions... and that is why there are a lot of guitar options out there. I still like my wood guitars, but the two Emeralds get a vast majority of the play time - great sound, excellent playability, and so comfortable.



They are more than just "a swoopy guitar" (something I heard once) - I feel they are a step forward in an industry that thinks "different bracing" is revolutionary. Alistair and the crew at Emerald are making some great instruments, and they have changed how I evaluate guitars.



No, you can't go into a store and try one out. Just like you can't go to a boutique guitar maker and pull one "out of the stock." My first Emerald was a leap of faith, based on all that I had been hearing about them. The second Emerald I bought was a confirmation.

Thanks Capín. Thatís really helpful!
__________________
Babicz Identity Jumbo
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 04-15-2018, 08:05 PM
jojobean39's Avatar
jojobean39 jojobean39 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 708
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Jim View Post
No, you can't go into a store and try one out. Just like you can't go to a boutique guitar maker and pull one "out of the stock." My first Emerald was a leap of faith, based on all that I had been hearing about them. The second Emerald I bought was a confirmation.


I had a chance to go to his factory years ago (2005), as I mentioned on this thread or another thread. I got to play the different models he had and they were all great. Theyíre different models now with the offset soundholes and everything. But they have only gotten better. I really donít think you could go wrong with one of his full sized guitars.

I am sure they have only gotten better over the years.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 04-16-2018, 03:10 PM
jojobean39's Avatar
jojobean39 jojobean39 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 708
Default

I noticed on Emerald's site he has a B-spec (like a factory second) Green X20 with a pretty decent price ($1850 or so). It has a variance in the CF weave on the back of the guitar, so it is being offered at a pretty nice discount.

I mention that to say, you might want to check his site for those b-specs for a good deal.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 04-16-2018, 03:13 PM
thegreatswalmi thegreatswalmi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: calgary, ab
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jojobean39 View Post
I noticed on Emerald's site he has a B-spec (like a factory second) Green X20 with a pretty decent price ($1850 or so). It has a variance in the CF weave on the back of the guitar, so it is being offered at a pretty nice discount.



I mention that to say, you might want to check his site for those b-specs for a good deal.


Thatís a great idea. Thanks!
__________________
Babicz Identity Jumbo
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 04-17-2018, 03:12 AM
Claytone Claytone is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville Arkansas
Posts: 1,516
Default

Several years ago I posted here, about how LOUD my X-20 was...This was fingerpicking in a 2500+ sq. ft. "cabin" and my Niece (upstairs) commented on the sound...
I did not find my post, but if you go to the search button at the bottom of the page, type in "X20 & Loud", then it is pretty amazing what the Guys & Gals have said over the years!!!

Now I'm gonna do a search on Rainsong Jumbo & Loud to see what pops up...
__________________
Current Acoustics:
Emerald X-20 OS Opus
Wechter Pathmaker
Wechter Nashville Tuned
Wechter Dobro
Washburn Nylon

Electric:
Line 6 Variax

Keyboards: Korg SV-1 88 key reverse

PA:
QSC K8 x 2

Amps:
Custom Peavey Studio Pro (Superman)
Fishman Loudbox Mini
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 04-17-2018, 08:07 AM
thegreatswalmi thegreatswalmi is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: calgary, ab
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claytone View Post
Several years ago I posted here, about how LOUD my X-20 was...This was fingerpicking in a 2500+ sq. ft. "cabin" and my Niece (upstairs) commented on the sound...

I did not find my post, but if you go to the search button at the bottom of the page, type in "X20 & Loud", then it is pretty amazing what the Guys & Gals have said over the years!!!



Now I'm gonna do a search on Rainsong Jumbo & Loud to see what pops up...


Excellent! Thanks so much.
__________________
Babicz Identity Jumbo
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 04:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=