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Old 11-29-2021, 04:02 AM
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I can imagine the veneer in the opposite direction as Emerald has made many in a similar fashion.

But if this was a mistake, it was a glorious mistake! I think it's stunning and eye-catching beyond the norm.

The curve of the grain and curves of the body interact unexpectedly perfectly in this configuration, IMO.
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:31 AM
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Trying to visualize the veneer reversed, I think the orientation you have is better and looks absolutely stunning!
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That is absolutely gorgeous. I am a big fan of walnut, I own a couple instruments with it. I thought that veneer was koa and that is a compliment, its just stunning.

I also like it better the way the veneer is oriented now. I had a custom instrument build where the luthier reversed headstock veneer and fretboard, it had a lot of streaking which I wanted. I liked his choice of orientation better then mine, sometimes letting the artist have his way is rewarding.
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Thanks!! Both orientations work fine... but I still have a slight preference for my initial choice
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Thanks!! Both orientations work fine... but I still have a slight preference for my initial choice
But you cant see it while youre playing it
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:36 PM
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But you can’t see it while you’re playing it
True. But if that is what Emerald said on it's way out the door, especially on a guitar that cannot be returned?

Ouch.
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Hi Tof,

The new X20 looks gorgeous!

But you should keep the Sable too. Then youll have both. Some days, youll think to yourself this X20 sounds great and I love the way it plays. Other days youll think this Sable sounds great and I love the way it plays. Youll have both moods covered. If you sell the Sable, on those days when for whatever reason the X20 isnt hitting the right note for you, youll wish you had kept the Sable. Just sayin
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:32 AM
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I was going to say the same as Starfish, at least wait until the honeymoon is over with the Emerald before deciding.
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True. But if that is what Emerald said on it's way out the door…
How would you ever know?
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:58 AM
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How would you ever know?
I would likely never find out. Just living vicariously through the testimony of others.

BTW David, I visited your YT page and love what you are creating on your Emeralds. "First Seven" is beautiful! I see an Emerald Harp Guitar in your future.
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That is one of the best looking guitars I have ever seen.. and I have seen at least 3 or 4 over the years .. I want one very similar
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I was going to say the same as Starfish, at least wait until the honeymoon is over with the Emerald before deciding.
Wise advice, and I don't plan to sell the Sable before a couple of weeks anyway.
As for keeping both... probably not. I like to have nice tools but never more than one to fulfil the same function. I have my wooden fav' that sounds fab', my Furch Little Jane for when I visit the family abroad, and the last spot is for a composite guitar. There can be only one
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That is one of the best looking guitars I have ever seen.. and I have seen at least 3 or 4 over the years .. I want one very similar
Kramster, please give EvanB our best regards and tell him that, while we fully understand and respect his reasons for leaving the forum, we do all greatly miss him.

My apologies for the off topic post.
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Kramster, please give EvanB our best regards and tell him that, while we fully understand and respect his reasons for leaving the forum, we do all greatly miss him. .
Same here, I miss your Uncle. No apologies.
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Same here, I miss your Uncle. No apologies.
Double ditto. And no apology necessary, either. Thread drift is a natural part of this online medium.
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