X20-12 Select Series 1/17
The X20-12 Woody is part of the first monthly edition of the Emerald Custom Shop Select Series, a new collection of instruments hand-selected by Alistair Hay every month. It features a beautiful Bird’s Eye Maple veneer from our stock of select veneers sourced by Alistair from all over the world.
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The X20 is a perfect platform for going beyond the standard 6-string and with the X20-12 being the best sounding 12-string we have ever heard, we decided to add it to our standard range.
Carbon fibre offers offers much better structural strength and stability which makes it perfect for 12-string guitars. The strength of carbon allows us to make a soundboard that is both light and responsive and its stability and resistance to temperature and humidity create a 12-string that stays in tune much better than its wooden counterparts.
The X20-12 is a guitar designed with the player in mind and not tradition. It features an ergonomic forearm bevel and a beveled cutaway to give even greater access to the fretboard. Our unique asymmetrical back contours make the X20 sit more comfortably and securely on your knee.
The neck has a very comfortable shallow C profile with a 1 15/16″ nut and the heel is reduced in profile to give better access to the higher frets.
Tonally this guitar has a big voice, We developed a new laminate structure to give it a richer fuller sound and with the unique soundhole placement it gives, great projection to the player, while still giving your audience the fullness of your performance.
The X20-12 Woody is part of the first monthly edition of the Emerald Custom Shop Select Series, a new collection of instruments hand-selected by Alistair Hay every month. It features a beautiful Bird’s Eye Maple veneer from our stock of select veneers sourced by Alistair from all over the world. It has full gloss finish on all surfaces, Gotoh 510 tuners (18:1 ratio), an LR Baggs Element Active System™ – VTC pick-up and comes with a custom Hiscox Lite Flite case.
25 1/2", 650mm
1 15/16", 48.5mm
2 1/2", 63mm
|Max Body Width|
15 ¼", 390mm
|Max Body Depth|
4 ¾", 120mm
|Max Body Length|
24 medium stainless steel frets
Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio (gold)
Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay
LR Baggs Element Active System™ – VTC
High gloss finish on all surfaces
Hiscox Custom Lite Flite hard case