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.
This X20-12 is part of the monthly Emerald Custom Shop Select Series, a collection of instruments hand-selected by Alistair Hay. It features a Royal Ebony veneer and black carbon back and sides.
The X20-12 Select Series 7/17 has full gloss finish on all surfaces, an LR Baggs Anthem™ 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 (cosmo black)
Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay
LR Baggs Anthem™
High gloss finish on all surfaces
Hiscox Custom Lite Flite hard case