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Old 11-20-2022, 04:24 PM
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Default Emerald X20-7 7-string Acoustic - SOLD

Up for sale is my Emerald X20-7 - a seven-string, fan fret carbon fiber guitar.

Iíve really tried to get on with the 7th string, but have reluctantly come to the conclusion that itís just not for me. Iíve discovered that I love fan frets, however, so Iím selling this to help finance a new 6-string fan fret Emerald.

I had this guitar made in 2019. Itís a stock X20-7, except for two details - it has gold tuners (Gotoh 510s, 18:1), and an unusual finish. Rather than the typical single colour, I opted for amber gloss on the top and headstock, and black gloss on the back, sides, and neck. It has a pin-style bridge, and the matte finish fretboard as used on current models. Stainless steel frets, like all Emeralds. It does not have a pickup installed.

It sounds terrific, and is really well-balanced across all 7 strings. The bottom B is rich and full, and the treble end is particularly pleasing - to my ears, at least

Itís in great condition. Itís only left my house twice since I got it. Iím not going to claim it as mint - that would be ridiculous, as itís three years old and has been played, so there has to be a blemish somewhere

Scale length is 25.5Ē treble, 27Ē bass. Nut width is 2.0Ē, with string spacing of 1.75Ē; string spacing at bridge is 2.55Ē. Action is spot-on to Emeraldís spec of 2.3mm (7th) and 1.7mm (1st). There is plenty of height at the saddle should a lower action be desired.

Official blurb and specs can be found here:

https://emeraldguitars.com/models/x20-7/

Caveat: strings can be a challenge. There are very few 7-string sets to be found for acoustic guitars. After much experimentation, I came up with a simple solution - I use a standard set of John Pearse Lights, with an additional .068Ē single string for the 7th. Currently, itís strung with JP Pure Nickels; Iíll include a set (6 + 1) of JP PB strings with the guitar.

Guitar comes with standard Hiscox hard shell case.

Brand new, an X20-7 to this spec would be $2795. Price for this one is $2200 + actual shipping cost*. PayPal, please- no F&F.

*Iíd much prefer a local sale if possible, and will happily drive a reasonable distance from Minneapolis to help facilitate that.

Photos below are a mixture of Emeraldís Ďglamourí shots, and my own. Iíll be glad to provide more of any detail that might be required.

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Hereís a brief example of what it sounds like:

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Turkey Day Bump!
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Saturday bump, for the 7-string-curious out there.
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Birthday bump
Happy birthday David! A bit late, but I only just now saw your post.

Here are the monkeys to sing it for you...



Oh...and good luck with the sale!

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Oh...and good luck with the sale!

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Thanks, Tony

Bump for Cyber Monday!
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Sunday bump.

Just imagine - with this guitar, every day of the week can have its own string
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Weekend bump.

I wish I could say Iíd been inundated with enquiries about this lovely instrument, but I havenít had a single one.

Maybe thereís a message there
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Just in case anyone has stumbled into the New Year, and realized that 2 + 0 + 2 +3 = 7, hereís a guitar to match your math
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One last bump.

I think Iím being told to keep this lovely guitar - Iíve had a couple of nibbles, but otherwise a remarkable lack of interest.

Is there no-one out there with an extra finger?
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Sold, off-forum.

This can be closed.
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