Monday, February 6, 2017
When I posted the image of that Emerald X20 a couple days ago, I forgot to mention one thing: it will be leaving Ireland soon, on its way to Arizona. Yes, I bought it, the day it was announced. The look of that guitar blew me away, and I already have an Emerald (X7), so it wasn't quite the leap of faith that the first purchase was.
I was on the fence about ordering a custom Emerald... I like the look with the exotic wood veneer, but didn't think I could be patient enough for a 5 month wait. Then, this February Select Series came to me in an e-mail from Emerald. I was thinking a cocobolo... until I saw the louro preto wood. It didn't just push me off "the fence," it knocked me head over heels!
Having made the purchase on Friday, it was already after business hours in Ireland. The guys from Emerald made it happen for me. I knew it wasn't going to be the record setting "4 days from Ireland to south Texas" trip that the X7 made last May. This new X20 will go out some time this week.
Joan said, "Happy Valentine's Day!"
Here's a few more looks...
This morning, I received some photos from Sean at Emerald, showing the production with that louro preto...
That is Alistair (the owner) in the image above.
I am excited. Anxious to see it in person. Doing my best patient impersonation.