Sunday, December 31, 2017
On the Carbon Fiber guitar forum, where I participate pretty regularly, there is a guy with an Emerald X7 looking to sell or trade. He would like a bigger guitar. Incidentally, I have a bigger guitar (a RainSong Shorty limited edition) that hasn't been out of its case in a year. Yes, I already have an X7... this one on the forum is an amber color with upgraded tuners and pick-up. I sent him a note.
He wanted to see photos of the Shorty. I got the guitar out, and Joan and I both said, "Oh - I forgot how pretty that guitar is." It is one of 15 made with the abalone soundhole rosettes and sharks as fret markers, and an all-gloss finish on this particular model.
After sitting all that time, the guitar was still in tune. (Another nice feature of carbon fiber) I took the strings off, polished it up, put new strings on, and took some photos...
Some close-ups that show pick gouges that happened when I lent it out for an evening. You have to disclose stuff like this for guitar fanatics.
Yep, this guitar looks, plays, and sounds great. Interesting situation.