X20 Woody with slim neck

Playing a lot of fingerstyle and blues, renowned Irish actor and musician Don Baker asked us to build him an acoustic guitar with a slim electric guitar-style neck, similar to his Strats. He chose a beautiful custom blue X20 Woody featuring a quilted maple veneer.

  • CLIENT Don Baker
  • WE DID Nut width, Neck Shape

You can't go wrong with an Emerald Guitar. They make them just the way you want. Everything about them is excellent, and they look great! If you're a pro do yourself a favour, and get one!

Scale length: 25 1/2”/650mm
Nut width: 1 11/16"/43mm
Bridge Spacing: 2 1/16”/52mm
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: LR Baggs Element Active System - VTC
Colour: Blue
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces

our working processin 3 steps

We are always happy to advise you on the many custom possibilities available here at Emerald Custom Shop, so feel free to contact us any time!

browse & be inspired

Browse through the Emerald Custom Shop Portfolio and see all the possibilities and choose the Custom Shop options you would like on your instrument.

contact & develop

Send the Emerald Guitars team a custom shop query who in turn give you a quote and subsequently will advise you in finalising your Emerald Custom Shop instrument.

place your order

Once your dream instrument is finalised, your order will be processed and then all that’s left to do is wait for the Emerald Custom Shop team to complete your built-to-order instrument.


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