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❌SOLD❌ Emerald X20-Nylon Artisan Carbon Fiber Green

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Here is a fabulous Emerald X20-Nylon Artisan model in – – Emerald Green! This very interesting instrument is built in rural Donegal, Ireland by Alistair Hay.

Emerald guitars was formed in 1991, with the first production models being settled and available in 2001. In 2007, supply issues forced the company to close, but re-opened with revised designs in 2009. These models are hand laid carbon fibre, with electric, steel string acoustic, and nylon string acoustic models offered.

This Emerald X20-Nylon Artisan is in excellent condition with only the slightest wear. This model was introduced in this form during 2015, but unfortunately, as the label did not receive a serial number, we cannot reliably date it further; from its known history we’ve assigned a date of around 2018. Unusually for nylon-string models, it has 24 stainless steel frets. The nut and saddle are Graphtech low friction parts, and the bridge is hand-crafted carbon. The tuners are Schertler models.

Sold with its original Hiscox lightweight flight case.

More From The Builder On The Emerald X20-Nylon Artisan:

“The Emerald X20-Nylon offers warmth, elegance, and the subtlety of nylon strings in a cutting-edge design offering unprecedented playability.

The X20 Nylon is a very non-traditional nylon acoustic guitar that sits in between the classical and steel-string world. A 16” fingerboard radius and a 1 7/8″ nut provides familiar playability to the steel-string guitar player. The 24-fret neck is joined at the 14th fret, which, combined with a beveled cutaway, provides incredible upper-fret access and playability. The strength and well-contoured ergonomics of the carbon fiber body allows the treble strings to project with more clarity, balance, and power, while still providing exceptional bass response.”


Price: $3,125.00 CAD
  • Model: X-20 Nylon Artisan
  • Year: 2018 | Approximate year
  • Finish Green
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N/A, built around 2018 near Donegal, Ireland
  • Country of Origin: Ireland
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 15/07/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4lbs 11.8kg
  • Scale Length: 650mm 25.59in
  • Nut Width: 48.5mm 1.875in
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