X20 Woody Quilted Maple Purple Celtic Knot Guitar

We worked with Chip to add something very special to his custom X20 Woody. Alistair had previously made several Celtic-themed relief carvings, but this was the first time he added a Celtic knot around the sound hole of the X20. As a special touch, Alistair managed to incorporate Chip’s initials into the design.

  • CLIENT Chip
  • WE DID Relief Moulding, Veneer, Colour

I had my mind set on getting another acoustic guitar for some time. I was already following Alistair and Emerald on Facebook, constantly marvelling at the different guitars they produced. Their uniqueness sold me on going with one of their carbon fiber guitars – the first guitar I would own not made of wood. In order to get a guitar that would (further) stand out from the rest, taking advantage of the custom options Emerald offered was a must – a 'Woody' top veneer and non-stock finish color were no-brainers, but not enough. Alistair had recently made a Synergy harp guitar with an absolutely stunning transparent embossed knot that I wanted to adapt and incorporate on my X20 somehow. After reviewing some Celtic knot designs, I found one that looked like it belonged right along the edge of the sound hole. Alistair fully agreed that it was the perfect addition, and accommodated me even further by carefully sneaking my initials inside the knot. Thanks to Alistair and co., I'm now not only the proud owner of a guitar that plays and sounds beautiful, but is also a one-of-a-kind visual stunner. Having this guitar also takes away nearly every excuse for not playing every day. Plug in and set up the amp? Nope. Where'd my tuner get to? It's built-in. :) It's hard to walk past this guitar an *not* pick it up to play for a bit... Thank you Alistair and Emerald Guitars!

Scale length: 25.5”/650mm
Nut width: 1 ¾ “/44.5mm
Bridge spacing: 2 ¼”/57mm
Overall length: 40”/1020mm
Max body width: 15 ¼”/38mm
Max body depth: 4 ¾”/120mm
Max body length: 19”/480mm
Weight: 4.4lbs/2kg
Frets: 24 medium stainless steel frets
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Tuners 18:1 ratio (cosmo black)
Nut/Saddle: Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge: Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay
Pickup: B-Band A3T preamp with undersaddle pickup and built-in tuner
Veneer: Quilted Maple (Maroon)
Colour: Purple back and sides
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces

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