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Old 02-20-2021, 12:15 PM
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I jumped!

Just bought the stock X-30 Pau Ferro.
Byudzai's demos, other videos, comments at this sub forum and my impulsiveness led to this.
This is the first time I have bought a guitar without personally playing it.
That's a big "gulp".
Congrats...you have nothing worry about!

Nice looking guitar too!

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Old 02-20-2021, 12:46 PM
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I jumped!

Just bought the stock X-30 Pau Ferro.
Byudzai's demos, other videos, comments at this sub forum and my impulsiveness led to this.
This is the first time I have bought a guitar without personally playing it.
That's a big "gulp".
The first time is a leap of faith. I had bought a few guitars on-line or by phone before buying that first (in stock) Emerald. All of those purchases went well and the guitars were all as expected. Three Emeralds in now, and all have been great.

Congrats on this first one. Looking forward to the NGD post.
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Oh the top end is there in spades as well. I usually play 1/2 step down, but use standard tuning with the X30 and the top end rings.

The closest sound comparison that I can make, and again this is a personal opinion, but I found the sound very similar was to this one.

http://www.guitarsite.com/news/acous...mited-edition/
Ok, thank you! I played an HD 35 at the Martin factory and it blew me away. I have thought about it ever since, but like to have a cutaway. If an X30 is in that territory, itíd be terrific.
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The first time is a leap of faith. I had bought a few guitars on-line or by phone before buying that first (in stock) Emerald. All of those purchases went well and the guitars were all as expected. Three Emeralds in now, and all have been great.

Congrats on this first one. Looking forward to the NGD post.

I appreciate yours and Reissues comments. I am still a little nervous as $3000 is a lot of cash and I am not a professional musician. I don't actually need another guitar.
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I appreciate yours and Reissues comments. I am still a little nervous as $3000 is a lot of cash and I am not a professional musician. I don't actually need another guitar.
Hope you love it! I thought about a stock X30, and the black one was attractively priced, but I need time to sell my Sable and a RainSong Black Ice WS. Plus the blue veneer...and I may see what they can do about matching the blue with fretboard inlays.

Anyway, weíre really all enablers, arenít we?
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You will love it! Just sayin'
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I jumped!

Just bought the stock X-30 Pau Ferro.
Byudzai's demos, other videos, comments at this sub forum and my impulsiveness led to this.
This is the first time I have bought a guitar without personally playing it.
That's a big "gulp".
The only thing you need to be concerned about is not falling out of the chair on the first E major chord.
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The only thing you need to be concerned about is not falling out of the chair on the first E major chord.
And if you do, you can take comfort in the fact that the guitar may very well survive the fall better than you
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And if you do, you can take comfort in the fact that the guitar may very well survive the fall better than you
Icing on the carbon fiber cake, if you will.
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UPDATE: There was apparently a snafu connected with my friendsí purchase of the Black X30.

He was offered, and accepted, a deal on a wood veneered (red) X20 which should be delivered in a week or so.

I couldnít offer an opinion on that deal as Iíve never played an X20.
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The only thing you need to be concerned about is not falling out of the chair on the first E major chord.
I am salivating.


...alternatively maybe its just a subclinical case of rabies
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UPDATE: There was apparently a snafu connected with my friendsí purchase of the Black X30.

He was offered, and accepted, a deal on a wood veneered (red) X20 which should be delivered in a week or so.

I couldnít offer an opinion on that deal as Iíve never played an X20.
I have had them both and they are kind of different animals. Have no doubt he will like the X20, but if he was going for that dread/jumbo sound (which I assume was or you don't order a X30), then he won't be blown away.

I intentionally did not say disappointed, because that would signify that the X20 had a less than ideal bottom end, and that is not the case.

If he got a veneered X20 at the price of a stock X30..then he did well there
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I have had them both and they are kind of different animals. Have no doubt he will like the X20, but if he was going for that dread/jumbo sound (which I assume was or you don't order a X30), then he won't be blown away.

I intentionally did not say disappointed, because that would signify that the X20 had a less than ideal bottom end, and that is not the case.

If he got a veneered X20 at the price of a stock X30..then he did well there
Thanks for those comments. Well said.

He came out price wise very well with the veneered X20, because of the trouble he had with the purchase, Kudoís to Emerald on that, BTW.

I was pulling for him to wait on an X30 but he had the fever and took the X20 deal. Iím sure the X20 is a fabulous guitar but thereís just something about the X30 that defies everything Iíve ever thought about guitars.

I say that having never played an X20, and I think I need to add that qualifier.
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...but thereís just something about the X30 that defies everything Iíve ever thought about guitars.
Mine is on order. Looking forward!
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