Designed for the player,
not tradition

With our carbon fibre moulding technology, we have much more freedom to design contours and shape so we have embraced that freedom to create a guitar with wonderful ergonomics that make the X20 great to hold and play for long periods of time while also giving the great tone that the X20 has become famous for.

Whats new? The guitar reimagined with the player in mind, not tradition.

It features an ergonomic forearm bevel and rib bevel to give great comfort while playing seated and an extended access neck design that features a heelless cutaway that gives great access right up to the upper frets. One of the most subtle but beneficial features is the unique asymmetrical side contour which makes the X20 sit more comfortably and securely on your knee. When you first play the X20 you will understand!!

We have also added our custom pinless bridge design to the X20 which features a slotted keyway allowing you to lock the strings in place easily while also giving a beautiful clean look.

Tonally this guitar has a big voice, we designed a laminate structure that gives a richer fuller sound and with the unique soundhole placement, it gives great projection to the player, while still giving your audience the fullness of your performance.

The X20 has been our most popular guitar since it was first released and with this newly redesigned model for 2020, that legacy will continue. The X20 has always been about ergonomics and with the new 2020 model, we have added a few subtle but very effective details to make this guitar even better. The addition of the extended access neck design and a subtle rib bevel help with ergonomics and feel while the contoured fretboard end and redesigned bridge give a fresh new look while retaining the essence of the X20.

The x20 is also available in the following models;

2. Colours

Images shown are of the NEW X20 DESIGN.

Your guitar, your colour. Take your pick.

The X20 is available in 5 different colors as part of our standard artisan collection: black, amber, red, green, and blue. A high-quality top coat is also applied for a smooth, resilient, and vibrant gloss finish.

3. Veneers

Take your X20 even further with our Exotic Custom Wood Veneers.

Get the natural beauty of a wood guitar, but the strength and durability of carbon fibre. We offer a wide range of some of the finest exotic wood veneers from around the world. Through a unique molding process of fusing together the wood veneer with the carbon fire in one seamless form, you create an instrument that is truly exceptional and elegantly beautiful.

Veneer Examples

NB: All custom veneers require a consultation with one of our team before ordering.

We invite you to explore our library of available veneers and contact us with the name and reference number of your choice. We will then provide you photographs of the different ways we can position and cut your selected veneer for your chosen instrument.

4. Hardware

Customize your hardware with our selection of tuner and pickup combinations.

Our guitars come standard with Gotoh 510 tuners, some of the smoothest, highest quality tuners available. Choose from black, chrome, or gold. Opt for a straightforward undersaddle piezo pickup or sweeten your amplified tone with the dual element Anthem system which adds a beautiful sounding feedback-resistant internal mic.


  • Gotoh 510 Tuners Black
  • Gotoh 510 Tuners Chrome
  • Gotoh 510 Tuners Gold


  • 1. LR Baggs Element Active System™
  • 2. LR Baggs Anthem™
  • 3. No Pickup

5. Custom

Images shown are of the NEW X20 DESIGN.

Bring your stories and dreams to life with the Emerald Custom Shop.

Here at Emerald Guitars, we always say that we’re not just building guitars, we’re building people's dreams and stories. From fanned frets, extra strings, and custom neck configurations, to exotic wood veneers and hand painted artwork, the possibilities are virtually unlimited. Whether you have your dream instrument planned out to the very last detail or are looking for some guidance and inspiration to finalize your concept, we invite you to reach out to our custom shop, share your story and your vision, and create something truly unique with us.

Custom Options

  • Hardware Upgrades
  • Custom Neck Width
  • Custom Scale Width
  • Fan Fretting
  • Extra Strings
  • Custom Slotted Headstock
  • Custom Veneers
  • and much more…

6. Ordering

X20 Artisan

  • Order Online
  • Built to Order (4 Month Lead-time)
  • Choice of Colour & Finish
  • Choice of Hardware
  • Custom Veneers
  • Fully Customisable
  • Ready to Ship

The Artisan range is built to order and generally has a four-month lead time. Check current stock section for ready to ship Artisan guitars.

X20 Custom Shop

  • Built to Order (4 Month Lead-time)
  • Choice of Colour & Finish
  • Choice of Hardware
  • Custom Veneers
  • Fully Customisable
  • Order Online
  • Ready to Ship

Custom Shop orders require consultation on requirements before ordering. Check current stock section for ready to ship Custom Shop guitars.

Current Stock

  • Order Online
  • Ready to Ship
  • Limited Availability
  • May have Choice of Colour & Finish
  • May have Choice of Custom Veneers
  • May have Choice of Hardware
  • Fully Customisable

These items are ready to ship upon order but are subject to limited availability. May include Artisan, Custom Shop & Select Series products.