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Old 04-01-2016, 03:19 PM
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Default New Amber X20 Opus!

Just received my X20 after a few months of waiting. Alistair was very helpful the whole time, from me initially thinking I wanted an X7 and switching and some miscommunication at the Emerald Factory that led to me still getting the X7 (still wrapped up, waiting to be shipped off to whatever lucky person decides to order that exact model).
Received it today, and as mentioned countless times, fit and finish is perfect, I actually really enjoy the "ice" finish on the back and sides, love the sound hole position, so loud and balanced, right to the player. I love my Rainsong Concert Jumbo and believe it or not, the bass on the X20 does come close to the same amount of bass in a much smaller body, and I have an Anthem system in the Rainsong and have some issue reigning in the bass so we will see how the B band works. I'll be using it to lead at Church this week so we will put the B Band through its paces. . I'll take some pics later
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:26 PM
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Andy, rule #867.2 clearly states that all new guitar announcements need to be accompanied by photos.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:31 PM
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I will, I will! It came in the mail half an hour before I left for work, cruel fate! Forthcoming...
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:00 PM
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Andy;

You had half an hour and you didn't send us pictures? Unthinkable!
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:45 PM
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http://imgur.com/a/KxNrc
Pics...hopefully that URL works. Love the amber, it can look yellow on some pictures, but definitely nice and dark on this one
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:59 PM
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Beautiful! I have an Amber Flow Bass from Emerald. Great color-- Darwin
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http://imgur.com/a/KxNrc
Pics...hopefully that URL works. Love the amber, it can look yellow on some pictures, but definitely nice and dark on this one
Link works, Andy, looking good!
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:15 PM
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Andy;

Good on you! You have a beautiful, comfortable, playable, sweet sounding instrument. I had the same guitar in Ruby with nylon string. It was a big big for my taste, but it was a good fore-taste of the X10-OSN--another beautiful, comfortable, playable, sweet sounding instrument. Ireland should declare Alistair a National Treasure.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:15 AM
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Just received my X20 after a few months of waiting. Alistair was very helpful the whole time, from me initially thinking I wanted an X7 and switching and some miscommunication at the Emerald Factory that led to me still getting the X7 (still wrapped up, waiting to be shipped off to whatever lucky person decides to order that exact model).
Received it today, and as mentioned countless times, fit and finish is perfect, I actually really enjoy the "ice" finish on the back and sides, love the sound hole position, so loud and balanced, right to the player. I love my Rainsong Concert Jumbo and believe it or not, the bass on the X20 does come close to the same amount of bass in a much smaller body, and I have an Anthem system in the Rainsong and have some issue reigning in the bass so we will see how the B band works. I'll be using it to lead at Church this week so we will put the B Band through its paces. . I'll take some pics later
Andy
Dear Andy,

We are so delighted to hear that you are happy with your new X20 Opus (Amber) and we hope you get lots of enjoyment out of it, especially leading at Church.

Best Wishes

Sean

X20 Amber Opus (Pu)_21 as Smart Object-1 by Alistair Hay, on Flickr
X20 Amber Opus (Pu)_16 as Smart Object-1 by Alistair Hay, on Flickr
X20 Amber Opus (Pu)_18 as Smart Object-1 by Alistair Hay, on Flickr
X20 Amber Opus (Pu)_19 as Smart Object-1 by Alistair Hay, on Flickr
X20 Amber Opus (Pu)_9 as Smart Object-1 by Alistair Hay, on Flickr
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:54 AM
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Whoo Hoo Andy!!! She's a beauty...
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:02 AM
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Very nice big brother to my two little twin Amber T8s!

Congrats n enjoy!
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:48 PM
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Congratulations - the X20 is a versatile and addictive guitar. I really like the way the Ice finish looks, too.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:20 PM
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Being new to the carbon fiber world, I am a sucker for non traditional designs. Where are these purchased in the USA? or do you order directly from Emerald?
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:37 PM
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Being new to the carbon fiber world, I am a sucker for non traditional designs. Where are these purchased in the USA? or do you order directly from Emerald?
Although they have had dealers in the past, Emerald have recently announced that they are now selling direct to the customer only. They will ship anywhere in the world at no charge. As others have said, they are a joy to work with.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:38 PM
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Being new to the carbon fiber world, I am a sucker for non traditional designs. Where are these purchased in the USA? or do you order directly from Emerald?
Direct from Emerald.
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