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Select Series: April 2019 Collection

While going through an Aladdin’s cave of treasured wood during a recent veneer purchasing trip, I came across a veneer that I had never seen before. It almost looked like leopard skin to me with a golden background colour and highly contrasting black lines and dots. Right then and there I knew it would be perfect for a Select Series, and so here it is: our April 2019 Select Series featuring an exceptional Bocote veneer.

This wonderful wood has so much character. Franck has selected 5 individual pieces, each with their own unique look. In this month’s series we have an X7, X10-LV2, X10-LV3, X20, and an X30.

"It’s always a thrill to see a full set of matching guitars, and I’m sure you'll agree on their beauty!" - Alistair Hay


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. The warmest, fullest tone you’ll ever find in a parlour-size guitar.


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. We’ve used everything that carbon fibre allows us to do to create a guitar that looks and feels as unique as it is.


The X30 changes everything you thought you knew about jumbo guitars — great ergonomics,  balanced tone, and high fret access. If you want a big sound, you need a big guitar. 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.


The effortless neck of an electric; the uncompromising, full-bodied tone of a world-class acoustic. The X10 is a truly world-class acoustic guitar AND a world-class electric guitar in one instrument. Fly effortlessly across the slim 24-fret neck while enjoying rich, resonant acoustic tone that rivals any traditional acoustic guitar. Experience the fantastic combination of tonal options with the X10’s Level 2 pickup system (Piezo and Humbucker.)


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. Explore endless multi-dimensional soundscapes with the X10’s Level 3 pickup system (Piezo, Humbucker and Midi.)

BUY NOW: Select Series APRIL 2019


Each "Select Series" collection is announced first to our newsletter subscribers every month. These guitars will be available for immediate purchase and shipping saving you the five-month lead time for a built-to-order Emerald Custom Shop model.


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