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reverend mikey
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Nov 16th, 2017 11:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

NGOD = New Guitar Order Day

But I won't see it for around 16 weeks/3-4 months! That's the quoted build time for an order they don't have in stock. They did have a couple lefties in stock, but not in the color (Amber) that I wanted.

I ordered a left-handed X-20 Artisan 6-string in Amber with the Anthem pickup upgrade, and also upgraded to receive the hardshell case (standard) and the gigbag (optional add-on for this model).

Everything else is standard specs: 25.5" scale length, 1 3/4" nut, Gotoh 510 tuners, all carbon fiber (I decided against the "wood top" option - which seems a little steep to me at $450!).

Here's a pic of an Amber X-20 lefty:

The beauty of Carbon Fiber!

(This message was last edited by reverend mikey at 01:10 PM, Nov 16th, 2017)

reverend mikey
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Nov 16th, 2017 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Several more pics in profile - here's one more showing the carbon fiber close up.

Shiny!

Leftee
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Nov 16th, 2017 01:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That is sweet!

LeftyMeister

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Nov 16th, 2017 03:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What's the purpose of the scalloped area on the upper bout? It looks odd to me.

LeftRightOut
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Nov 16th, 2017 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

lefty meister its a sound hole and where the controls are

close up

LeftyMeister

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Nov 16th, 2017 05:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It looks like someone took a bite out of it. :)


reverend mikey
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Nov 17th, 2017 10:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

" It looks like someone took a bite out of it. :) "

Yeah, from some angles it looks weird, but it's really a cool design along with the cutaway and the angle of the body behind the neck making room for your hand...then there's the arm bevel on the lower bout. All very well thought out.

The placement of the soundhole there doesn't seem to hurt the tone...

Listen to this...

reverend mikey
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Nov 17th, 2017 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

and

this...

reverend mikey
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Nov 17th, 2017 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

and

this.

LeftyMeister

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Nov 18th, 2017 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Unplugged, it sounds reminiscent of a resonator.

reverend mikey
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Feb 16th, 2018 07:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just got an e-mail this morning - my Emerald is finished! Just sent payment, they'll be sending me tracking information as soon as it goes out the door (and out of the country of Ireland!).

Pics of the real deal when it arrives...

Until then...

reverend mikey
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Feb 16th, 2018 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some nice playing - love this song - and this one has an interesting dragon "inlay" in the lower bout of the body (under his arm).

"The Homes of Donegal"

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Feb 16th, 2018 11:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That is really nice! Thanks for the link.

Can't wait to see your guitar!

reverend mikey
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Feb 16th, 2018 11:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Can't wait to see your guitar!"

Me too.

A very nice Martin D-18 is going to be moving out to make room for it. Hate to let the D-18 go, but it is probably the most marketable of my current stable - and the most like the J-18 I have on order (to arrive around May, if Martin is on schedule).

Leftee
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Feb 16th, 2018 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I will not buy any more guitars.

I will not buy any more guitars.

I will not buy any more guitars.

I will not buy any more guitars.

I will not buy...

reverend mikey
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Feb 16th, 2018 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

...and lead us not into temptation...

...especially Leftee!!!

Leftee
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Feb 21st, 2018 05:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well? (-:

reverend mikey
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Feb 21st, 2018 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not here yet - I haven't received notification that it has shipped yet (from Ireland)...

...so I suspect I'm looking at late next week at the earliest. That's fine, this week is crazy with lots on the calendar (including a big satellite seminar that our church is hosting this Friday called Work as Worship). So I will just have to be patient. It's not like I don't have anything else to play!


Leftee
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Feb 21st, 2018 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I totally missed the fact that these are made in Ireland.

reverend mikey
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Feb 21st, 2018 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I totally missed the fact that these are made in Ireland."

By leprechauns.


;^P

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