We are now well into 2011 and Im only now getting a chance to post about the new guitars we are launching this year.
The first new guitar is the redeveloped X5. The X5 has been much loved since its birth 5 years ago but we felt we could get more out of this little guitar so I went about redeveloping it towards the end of 2010.
The basic shape and size of the X5 is unchanged but we have now reduced the scale length to 24" bringing the bridge further forward on the body and we have offset the soundhole maximising the vibrational area of the sound board. All this has given the X5 a much fuller and warmer voice. The previous X5 was a great finger style guitar with punchy distinct notes but was often described as being a bit harsh when strummed heavy. The new X5 is a much better all round guitar and has a great full sound when strummed. We have also reworked the neck increasing the width to 1 3/4".
Next up is the all new T20. The T20 is the first in a new series of gutars from Emerald that will feature all the inovation of our construction methods housed in more traditional styled guitars. To kick this off we started with the most traditional body shape the dreadnaught.
Its a full bodied not cutaway guitar with a 25.5" scale and 1.75" nut width. we have voiced the guitar to give that big rich bassy sound yet it still has great balance and beautiful distinct trebles.
The third newcomer marks our first step into the world of electric guitars with the introduction of the "Flow" bass. Flow is a remarkable instrument that we have been developing over the last 2 years. It features a slim neck that runs seemlessly into a sculpted back and is all moulded in one piece to give incredible structural strength and amazing tone and sustain.
Its a beautiful bass to look at, feels great to hold and most importantly plays and sounds amazing. The great strength of carbon fibre means we can build a nice slim neck that doesnt move with temperature or humidity so we can set it up with a really low action that you can rely on.
we have fitted the bass with EMG X pickups and coupled with the specialy tailored core material it gives of a great rich bass with exceptional mids and great balance.
Its been a busy time with the new arrivals but its been worth the hard work and the excitement they have generated makes me quickly forget the sleepless night!