X20 8-String Woody Quilted Maple Vintage Amber
- CLIENT Nate Lopez
- WE DID 8 String, Pickup
I first learned about Emerald Guitars through Facebook. I have been playing a Novax 8-string for over a decade, but in the wine country, I was getting a lot of calls for ‘acoustic guitar’. After finding a couple of cheap 7-string acoustic guitars (at the time there were no 8-strings that were not custom instruments). I gigged on those for a while, but I was never satisfied.
They just weren’t my thing. Not having the fan, they were all out of tune and I wasn’t able to tune them exactly how I wanted. During this hunt, I discovered Blackbird Guitars in San Francisco and loved the sound of their carbon fibre instruments, but was still missing the versatility of a multi-scale instrument. When I saw a photo of your 9-string fanned fret guitar pop-up on Facebook, I knew I had found the answer.
Scale length: 28 3/4” to 25 1/2” Fan Frets
Nut width: 2”
Bridge spacing: 2 9/16"/65mm
Overall length: 40”/1020mm
Max body width: 15 ¼”/38mm
Max body depth: 4 ¾”/120mm
Max body length: 19”/480mm
Frets: 22 medium stainless steel frets
Tuners: Three Gotoh Res-O-Lite Tuners 20:1 ratio and five Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio (cosmo black)
Nut/Saddle: Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge: Hand-carved carbon bridge with black pins
Pickup: Two independent B-Band A3T preamp with undersaddle pickups, one under the bass strings and one under the guitar string with two separate output jacks
Veneer: Quilted Maple
Colour: Vintage Amber
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces
Tuning: EAD (Bass) ADGBE
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