X20 QM-G Select Series (3/20-5810)

From: €3,650.00

The guitar reimagined with the player in mind, not tradition. The X20 is our most popular guitar, and for good reason: great playability, a big voice, and stunning design. The X20 features sculpted asymmetrical bevels and a carefully contoured back for ultimate comfort and accessibility. The X20’s unique sound hole gives powerful full-spectrum projection to the player as well as to the audience for a pristine sound experience. We’ve used everything that carbon fibre allows us to do to create a guitar that looks and feels as unique as it is.

This guitar features a striking and beautifully figured Quilted Maple wood veneer with green carbon back and sides, Gold Gotoh 510 tuners, and the LR-Baggs Element pickup system.

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For many years the plain black fretboard was a signature of Emerald guitars and something we didn’t want to change but sometimes change is good and so Alistair has been on a quest to develop an inlay technique that reflects the unique approach that Emerald takes in all aspects of guitar design and production

And so, we are delighted to present to you the March 2020 St. Patricks Select Series featuring a modern Shamrock design inlaid using our resin enamel technique. Watch the video to see how Alistair creates this beautiful design using precious metals and multiple layers of hand mixed pigments to create a design that is modern yet instantly evokes an Irish Celtic design tradition. 

This X20 is part of the monthly Emerald Custom Shop Select Series — a collection of instruments hand-selected by Alistair Hay. It features a warm, Spalted Beech wood veneer with amber carbon back and sides.

This month’s Select series features 5 X20 model guitars with a quilted maple veneer finished in transparent green, Celtic Shamrock inlay design, Gold Gotoh 510 tuners and LR-Baggs element pickup. It also includes a custom handmade guitar pic made from an old Irish coin presented in a handmade leather pic pouch and a premium quality handmade leather strap featuring the Emerald logo. Is this our greatest Select Series so far? you decide! 

Additional information

Scale Length

25 1/2", 650mm

Nut Width

1 ¾", 44.5mm

Bridge Spacing

2 ¼", 57mm

Overall Length

40", 1020mm

Max Body Width

15 ¼", 390mm

Max Body Depth

4 ¾", 120mm

Max Body Length

19", 480mm


4.4lbs, 2kg


24 medium stainless steel frets

Tuners (Default)

Gold Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio


Graphtech low friction nut and saddle


Graphtech bridge

Pickup (Default)

LR Baggs Element Active System™ – VTC


High gloss finish on all surfaces


Hiscox Custom Lite Flite hard case


Spalted Beech

Fretboard Inlay



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