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Acoustic Body. Electric Soul.

The slim-bodied Virtuo is ergonomically designed for unparalleled comfort, and sonically crafted for exceptional tone. It’s the acoustic guitar for the electric player. With its slim, fast electric guitar-style neck, and innovative heel-less neck design, the Virtuo gives you full 22-fret access to reach the highest notes with ease.

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Can there Really be ONE GUITAR that does it ALL?!
Can there Really be ONE GUITAR that does it ALL?!
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ONE GUITAR...ALL THE TONES!! - Emerald Virtuo!
ONE GUITAR...ALL THE TONES!! - Emerald Virtuo!
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Emerald Guitars Virtuo - Can This Guitar Do Everything?
Emerald Guitars Virtuo - Can This Guitar Do Everything?
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Dark Fingerstyle Blues Guitar... "Before You Go"
Dark Fingerstyle Blues Guitar... "Before You Go"
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Emerald Guitars Virtuo - PG Gear Spotlight
Emerald Guitars Virtuo - PG Gear Spotlight
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The Emerald Virtuo can do pretty much anything // One guitar to rule them all
The Emerald Virtuo can do pretty much anything // One guitar to rule them all
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ELECTRIC, ACOUSTIC, SYNTH.. ONE GUITAR! EMERALD VIRTUO HYBRID
ELECTRIC, ACOUSTIC, SYNTH.. ONE GUITAR! EMERALD VIRTUO HYBRID
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Designing a custom guitar that can do EVERYTHING // Emerald Virtuo (online builder)
Designing a custom guitar that can do EVERYTHING // Emerald Virtuo (online builder)
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Emerald Virtuo Guitar - Demo Sounds (no talking)
Emerald Virtuo Guitar - Demo Sounds (no talking)
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Worlds Most Versatile Guitar? - Emerald Virtuo Review
Worlds Most Versatile Guitar? - Emerald Virtuo Review
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Emerald Virtuo Review
Emerald Virtuo Review
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Emerald Virtuo with Steve Booke
Emerald Virtuo with Steve Booke
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Making The Virtuo Sing With Synths - Steve Booke
Making The Virtuo Sing With Synths - Steve Booke
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The Emerald Virtuo - Irish guitar manufacturer puts SO much into one guitar
The Emerald Virtuo - Irish guitar manufacturer puts SO much into one guitar
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Building a Custom Guitar with Emerald Guitars
Building a Custom Guitar with Emerald Guitars
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"In the Pines" • HEAVY BLUES • Leadbelly / Nirvana Fingerstyle Guitar Cover
"In the Pines" • HEAVY BLUES • Leadbelly / Nirvana Fingerstyle Guitar Cover
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The Emerald Virtuo In The Studio
The Emerald Virtuo In The Studio
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VIrtuo Black 360
VIrtuo Black 360
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Virtuo from Emerald Guitars - Acoustic Demo
Virtuo from Emerald Guitars - Acoustic Demo
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Virtuo Demo with Pat
Virtuo Demo with Pat
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But it’s the electronics and pickup systems that truly set the Virtuo apart; the variety of tone on offer is what has led to its reputation as a game-changer…


A pair of Fishman Fluence humbuckers give 3 distinct sounds accessible via the push-pull pots on board; classic PAF style humbuckers, modern-sounding ‘hot-rodded’ humbuckers and even single coils. Acoustic tones are provided by the six individual Graph Tech under-saddle acoustic piezos.


We also added a 13-pin midi output system, so you can connect to a guitar synthesizer, such as the Roland GR55, for endless tonal possibilities. All the onboard pickups can be blended together to create a custom range of sounds to suit your taste. All switching and wiring in the Virtuo is fully analogue.


The fully adjustable saddles ensure that any changes to action and intonation are a breeze.

Download the Virtuo Owner’s Manual for more information.

Virtuo Specifications

Virtuo
Scale length 25 ½” 650mm
Nut Width 1 11⁄16“ 43.5mm
Bridge Spacing 2 3⁄32″ 53mm
Overall Length 38 3⁄8“ 975mm
Max Body Width 14 ¾” 375mm
Max Body Depth 2 ¾” 69.85mm
Max Body Length 18″ 457mm
Weight 4.9lbs 2.25kg
Frets 22 medium stainless steel frets  
Fretboard Radius 12”-14” compound radius  
Tuners (Default) Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio  
Nut/Saddle
  • Graphtech low friction nut.
  • Graphtech Ghost Adjustable Piezo saddles
 
Bridge Carbon Bridge Fully adjustable for height and intonation  
Pickup
  • Graphtech Ghost Piezo
  • Fishman Fluence Humbuckers
  • 13 Pin Hexpander Midi output
 
Finish High gloss finish on all surfaces  
Case Hiscox Custom Lite Flite hard case  

Virtuo's Voices

Piezo

Blues (Piezo)

Picking (Piezo)

Rock (Piezo)

Strumming (Piezo)

Humbuckers

Blues (Humbuckers)

Picking (Humbuckers)

Rock (Humbuckers)

Strumming (Humbuckers)

Piezo + Humbuckers

Blues (Piezo + Humbuckers)

Picking (Piezo + Humbuckers)

Rock (Piezo + Humbuckers)

Strumming (Piezo + Humbuckers)

Piezo, Humbuckers + Synthesizer

Sample 1 (P + H + Synth)

Sample 2 (P + H + Synth)

Sample 3 (P + H + Synth)

Medley (P + H + Synth)

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Offset Soundhole

Our unique soundhole design brings a whole new listening experience by projecting the sound more directly towards the player while still providing great forward projection to the audience

Plek'd to Perfection

Every guitar goes through the cutting edge Plek process which scans the frets of the guitar and machines them to perfection taking into account radius, relief,action height and string gauge. This process guarantees ultimate accuracy and playability 

Neck Design

Our carbon fiber necks provide strength stability and accuracy. Featuring a double action truss rod for perfect adjustability and stainless steel frets giving ultra smooth feel and wear resistance

Ergonomic Body Design

Our Moulding technology provides us the freedom to create a wonderfully ergonomic body design featuring the extended neck access, asymmetric side design, rib and forearm bevels which all combined give unprecedented comfort to the player

Tuners

We use the highest quality Gotoh 510 tuners across our range with 18:1 ratio and unsurpassed build quality

Carbon Fiber Bridge

We machine our unique bridges from a solid billet of carbon fibre creating a beautiful aesthetic design that transfers the string energy efficiently into the soundboard

Offset Soundhole
Our unique soundhole design brings a whole new listening experience by projecting the sound more directly towards the player while still providing great forward projection to the audience
Plek'd to Perfection
Every guitar goes through the cutting edge Plek process which scans the frets of the guitar and machines them to perfection taking into account radius, relief,action height and string gauge. This process guarantees ultimate accuracy and playability 
Neck Design
Our carbon fiber necks provide strength stability and accuracy. Featuring a double action truss rod for perfect adjustability and stainless steel frets giving ultra smooth feel and wear resistance
Ergonomic Body Design
Our Moulding technology provides us the freedom to create a wonderfully ergonomic body design featuring the extended neck access, asymmetric side design, rib and forearm bevels which all combined give unprecedented comfort to the player
Tuners
We use the highest quality Gotoh 510 tuners across our range with 18:1 ratio and unsurpassed build quality
Carbon Fiber Bridge
We machine our unique bridges from a solid billet of carbon fibre creating a beautiful aesthetic design that transfers the string energy efficiently into the soundboard
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Virtuo
Hi-Tech Carbon

Carbon fiber is now used in all the most high tech industries from Aerospace to Formula one Racing where strength and weight is paramount. In fact it was in Formula One Power Boat racing that we discovered that the properties of carbon fiber are also perfectly suited to guitar making creating a lightweight structure that holds up under the tension of the strings while resonating freely with the lightest touch.

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Weather Resistant

If you have ever traveled with a guitar you will know just how much temperature and humidity changes can effect the structure, tuning stability and tone of a guitar. This is where carbon fibre construction really excells. Now you can take your guitar from a cold car to a warm stage without worrying that your going to go out of tune after the first strum. 

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Unique Manufacturing Process

Intricacy is our excellence. Our signature one-piece moulding process delivers a guitar that is both incredibly strong and stable, resulting in fewer trips to your local luthier. The entire neck and body of Emerald Guitars are moulded together resulting in no joints becoming weak or failing over time whilst delivering impeccable resonance and sustain.

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The Emerald 3D Guitar Builder is the world’s most advanced custom design platform, with more options than you can shake a guitar pick at…

Design your dream guitar down to the last detail with the Emerald 3D Guitar Builder. Want to change your guitar’s color and hardware? No problem! Want to choose from over 40 veneer types to make your guitar truly unique? You got it!

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emerald guitars virtuo carbon fiber guitar
emerald guitars virtuo carbon fiber guitar
emerald guitars virtuo carbon fiber guitar

But that’s just the beginning. The Emerald 3D Guitar Builder lets you choose from a variety of pick-ups, strings, neck widths, fret radius, and scale lengths, so you can create the guitar that feels and sounds just right for you. 

And with an interface that’s as intuitive as it is fun, you can design your dream guitar in no time at all. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, let your imagination run wild and get ready to rock out with your very own custom-made Emerald Guitar!

Colour Options

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Colour options for Emerald Guitars 3D builder
emerald guitars virtuo carbon fiber guitar

Customize your guitar using our 3D Builder to select between standard or vibrant weave carbon fiber options.

Standard weave offers a darker pattern, while vibrant weave boasts a brighter, more lively pattern, accentuating a broader array of tones across the available colors.

With up to eight color choices available to complement the carbon fiber on each model, our 3D Builder is the ultimate canvas for personalization.

Real Wood Veneer

While tone is key, aesthetics are an important consideration in guitar design. Some players love the look of carbon fiber, and its aesthetic impact. 

Selection of Emerald Guitars Veneer choices

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Selection of Emerald Guitars Veneer choices

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TYPES

Others prefer the wood look. If you’re a fan of beautiful veneers, we have a remarkable and ever-changing selection of over 40 real wood veneers.

Your chosen veneer will be crafted into the top of the instrument for the best of both worlds: the stability and reliability of our carbon fiber construction and the natural beauty of an exotic wood veneer.

Pickup & Bridge Options

We painstakingly choose the finest pickups in the world to suit our players’ needs, and to best deliver the exceptional tone of each instrument.

Each Emerald model has its own distinct voice. Our 3D Guitar Builder will guide you in choosing the most suitable pickups for your guitar.

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Emerald Inlay Design

Make your guitar yours with a selection of custom neck inlays. A range of patterns are available, many of which feature Celtic designs, in a nod to Emerald Guitars’ Irish heritage and the rural landscape in which the instruments are crafted.

You can also customize a message on the 12th fret, adding an extra layer of personalization to your dream guitar, making it uniquely yours.

Emerald guitars 12th fret custom design

A New Era of Custom Guitar Design

When choosing the elements for each part of your custom guitar, you’ll see the updated choices live-as-you-go in the 3D Builder. You can even change the environment in which you view the guitars, switching from a standard white studio background to the Emerald Cottage, to see how your guitar looks in different scenarios.

Virtuo - the best guitar I’ve ever owned

My new virtuo is the best guitar I’ve ever owned. Extremely versatile, easy to play and stays in tune. I’m a full-time musician in Florida and often play outdoors so having a carbon fiber guitar helps to keep the guitar in tune, no matter what the temperature is. I couldn’t be happier with my new guitar. I also have an X-10 acoustic with a humbucker. That guitar is also phenomenal, but the virtuo allows me to bring just one guitar to the job.

- By Dan Flok
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