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X20

The Dreadnought – Reimagined.

Trio of Emerald Guitars X20 models, showcasing various wood finishes and ergonomic designs
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We broke tradition to embrace tone.

Emerald’s signature dreadnought guitar, the X20, delivers a remarkably rich and full acoustic sound. Its carbon fiber body is ergonomically shaped to fit your form, ensuring unmatched comfort.

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GSWJ - JP Reviews the Emerald X20 Dreadnaught
GSWJ - JP Reviews the Emerald X20 Dreadnaught
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Emerald Artist Series: Sylvia Massy & Driftwood Holly
Emerald Artist Series: Sylvia Massy & Driftwood Holly
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This Guitar Will Blow Your Mind! (Emerald Guitar)
This Guitar Will Blow Your Mind! (Emerald Guitar)
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The Beautiful Canon in D on Acoustic Guitar
The Beautiful Canon in D on Acoustic Guitar
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Emerald X20 Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar: Deep-Dive Review and Sound Comparison
Emerald X20 Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar: Deep-Dive Review and Sound Comparison
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Emerald X20 Carbon Fiber Guitar
Emerald X20 Carbon Fiber Guitar
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Mick The Busker - &#039Raglan Road&#039 LIVE Emerald Guitars X20 #busking
Mick The Busker - 'Raglan Road' LIVE Emerald Guitars X20 #busking
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Romantic Chords in DADGAD Tuning
Romantic Chords in DADGAD Tuning
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CARBON FIBER GUITARS? I HAVE QUESTIONS AND I BET YOU DO TOO! EMERALD GUITARS
CARBON FIBER GUITARS? I HAVE QUESTIONS AND I BET YOU DO TOO! EMERALD GUITARS
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Emerald X20 vs. McPherson Sable -- Carbon Fiber Guitar Faceoff!!
Emerald X20 vs. McPherson Sable -- Carbon Fiber Guitar Faceoff!!
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Emerald X20 Woody Cocobolo Guitar Review
Emerald X20 Woody Cocobolo Guitar Review
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Guitarist Tone Lounge: Emerald Guitars
Guitarist Tone Lounge: Emerald Guitars
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&#039You Are&#039 by Paul Casey - Emerald X20 Bog Oak Guitar
'You Are' by Paul Casey - Emerald X20 Bog Oak Guitar
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X20 & X30 Performance with Jack Warnock & Sean O&#039Donnell performance
X20 & X30 Performance with Jack Warnock & Sean O'Donnell performance
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X7  X20   X30    Paul Casey    DI Sound comparisment
X7 X20 X30 Paul Casey DI Sound comparisment
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Without Willow - &#039Left Behind&#039 Live Emerald X20 Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar
Without Willow - 'Left Behind' Live Emerald X20 Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar
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Emerald X20
Emerald X20
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Ger O&#039Donnell Performs &#039May You Never&#039 On The Emerald X20
Ger O'Donnell Performs 'May You Never' On The Emerald X20
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Emerald Guitars X20
Emerald Guitars X20
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X20 Model
X20 Model
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The X20 – our most popular model – is another example of Emerald’s tradition of breaking tradition. This guitar has outstanding ergonomics. The extended-access neck design and the subtle rib bevel deliver a feel that’s second to none. The contoured fretboard end and redesigned pinless bridge ensure untold playability.

X20 Specifications

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Scale length 25 ½” 650mm
Nut Width 1 ¾” 44.5mm
Bridge Spacing 2 ¼” 57mm
Overall Length 39 31⁄32″ 1015mm
Max Body Width 15 ¼” 390mm
Max Body Depth 4 ¾” 120mm
Max Body Length 19″ 480mm
Weight 5lb 2.25kg
Frets 24 medium stainless steel frets
Tuners (Default) Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio (cosmo black)
Nut/Saddle Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge Pinless Carbon Bridge
Pickup 
  • No Pickup
  • LR-Baggs Element
  • Ghost Piezo
  • Ghost Piezo with K&K Contact Pickup
Finish High gloss finish on all surfaces
Case Hiscox Custom Lite Flite hard case

X20's Voices

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Blues (Mic)

Country (Mic)

Fingerstyle (Mic)

Picking (Mic)

Strumming (Mic)

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Medley (Pickup)

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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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 dreadnought x20 carbon fiber
emerald guitars dreadnought x20 carbon fiber
emerald guitars dreadnought x20 carbon fiber

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 dreadnought x20 carbon fiber

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.

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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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