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Figured Mahogany: September 2019 Collection

Our Monthly Collection of Instruments, hand-selected by Alistair Hay. These are limited edition, one-off guitars that are available to buy online for immediate delivery.

Select Series September 2019

This month’s Select Series has a focus on the amazing artistry of Nature.

When I am selecting veneers there are many different things that catch my eye, stunning patterns, vibrant colours or deep 3D iridescence. No two pieces are the same and this is what gives us the opportunity to give you something different every month in the Select series.

This month I have selected some very highly figured mahogany that at first glance may fit into the subtle category but the more you look at it the more amazing detail you will see. The first characteristic is the deep golden colour that has a beautiful 3D iridescent quality but then as you look closer you will see that it has some quilting and an unusual vein pattern running through it that almost looks like patchwork.

It’s unlike any Mahogany I have ever seen before and I am delighted to present it to you for this month’s Select series.

1. X7

X7 - Figured Mahogany

Compact size, full-size sound. Whether you are looking for a compact guitar for playing at home or on stage or are looking to bring your best sound with you on the road, the X7 is an excellent choice. The X7 features smooth bevels and asymmetrical side design for ultimate comfort. 24” scale and a deep rear cutaway offer full ease and playability right to the 20th fret making the X7 the easiest-playing acoustic yet. The innovative one-piece carbon fibre design and unique sound hole position allows for a light and responsive top, providing the warmest, fullest tone you’ll ever find in a parlour-size guitar.

This guitar features a warm, textured Figured Mahogany wood veneer with amber carbon back and sides, gold Gotoh 510 tuners, and the LR-Baggs Element pickup system.

2. X10

X10 (Lv3) - Figured Mahogany

A guitar that does it all — without compromise. The feel, sound, and full voice of an acoustic blended with the rich, powerful, feedback-resistant tone of an electric. The X10 combines the two worlds of acoustic and electric into a single guitar without compromising either. Fly effortlessly across the slim 24-fret neck while enjoying rich, resonant acoustic tone that rivals any traditional acoustic guitar. One-piece carbon fibre construction gives the X10 an unrivalled combination of stability and full-bodied acoustic response, while its extensive ergonomic contouring offers the most comfortable, effortless playing experience imaginable.

This guitar features a warm, textured Figured Mahogany wood veneer with amber carbon back and sides, and gold Gotoh 510 tuners. Explore endless multi-dimensional soundscapes with the X10’s Level 3 pickup system, featuring blendable piezo, humbucker, and midi pickups.

3. X20

X20 - Figured Mahogany

The guitar reimagined with the player in mind, not tradition. The X20 is our most popular guitar, and for good reason: great playability, a big voice, and stunning design. The X20 features sculpted asymmetrical bevels and a carefully contoured back for ultimate comfort and accessibility. The X20’s unique sound hole gives powerful full-spectrum projection to the player as well as to the audience for a pristine sound experience. We’ve used everything that carbon fibre allows us to do to create a guitar that looks and feels as unique as it is.

This guitar features a warm, textured Figured Mahogany wood veneer with amber carbon back and sides, gold Gotoh 510 tuners, and the LR-Baggs Element pickup system.

4. X20-12

X20-12 - Figured Mahogany

Stability. Durability. Responsiveness. The X20 is a perfect platform for going beyond the standard 6 strings. Carbon fibre offers great structural strength and stability which makes it perfect for 12-string guitars. The strength of carbon allows us to make a soundboard that is both light and responsive, and its stability and resistance to temperature and humidity create a 12-string that stays in tune much better than its wooden counterparts.

This guitar features a warm, textured Figured Mahogany wood veneer with amber carbon back and sides, gold Gotoh 510 tuners, and the LR-Baggs Element pickup system.

5. X30

X30 (5393) - Figured Mahogany

The X30 changes everything you thought you knew about jumbo guitars — great ergonomics, balanced tone, and high fret access. The X30 has the big sound you expect from a jumbo guitar, but the innovative ergonomic design features allow for the X30 to be the most comfortable jumbo guitar you will ever play.

This guitar features a warm, textured Figured Mahogany wood veneer with amber carbon back and sides, gold Gotoh 510 tuners, and the LR-Baggs Element pickup system.

6. X30

X30 (5394) - Figured Mahogany

Big guitar. Big sound. Big comfort. The X30 changes the game for jumbo guitars. If you want a big sound, you need a big guitar. The bass response is such that you feel it as much as you hear it. Couple this with the amazing ergonomics of the sculpted carbon fibre body and you have the perfect recipe for a very special jumbo.

This guitar features a warm, textured Figured Mahogany wood veneer with amber carbon back and sides, gold Gotoh 510 tuners, and the LR-Baggs Element pickup system.

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