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Old 01-11-2017, 03:48 PM
tommyharpingon tommyharpingon is offline
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Default My Brand New Shiny Custom Fan Fret X20 Synergy Emerald Harp Geetar!

Hi folks, hope you're well

I did a bunch of gigs in Ireland/Northern Ireland back in August '16. Whilst I was there, I swung by the Emerald factory in Donegal and got to play the prototype for the (then) new Synergy X20 Full Size Carbon Fibre Harp Guitar. I was pretty stunned to say the least. My trusty Lark In The Morning HG did the job getting me started and was great for 5-6 years of gigging. But to say that this new Emerald is a step up would be the understatement of 2017 - I'm currently sat on the Ferry to Liverpool from Belfast, happily strumming and plucking away and feeling far, far cooler than I actually am playing this machine. The fan frets took no time at all to get my head around, the tone and sustain are unreal, easy to adjust the neck and super comfy bevel, weighted beautifully and a snazzy padded case together (don't even get me STARTED on the Emerald mug .... )

In short - I love this thing - you can check out the video we shot whilst I was hanging out at the factory - feedback and questions always welcome!


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Old 01-11-2017, 04:06 PM
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Very nice. I'll have to get some quality headphones on and listen to it again.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:27 PM
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Very nice play and very nice sound. But I'd like to see more use of the harp.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:26 PM
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Very nice Tommy! Loved hearing this!@!
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:50 PM
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Very nice indeed! While I'm not a fan of the more modern constructed instruments, you play it beautifully and make it sing.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:04 AM
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Fantastic. Thanks so much for posting.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:35 AM
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Wow, that was awesome!
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:29 AM
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Lovely playing, Tommy!
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:06 AM
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Greetings from across the pond Tommy...As the other guys have stated...Great Playing Amigo!!!

Welcome to the AGF...You are among friends...
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