First off, big thanks to the folks at Emerald Guitars for letting me evaluate this beauty. What I truly wish to drive home in this evaluation is how big and effective– yet comfy– this guitar is.
The X30 has this robust bass that is jaw-dropping. It also has the ability to press a great deal of volume without losing clearness in the sound. And truly, one of my favorite parts about the X 30 is how comfy it remains in my hands.
There’s a bevel on the front, a bevel on the back, and the cutaway enables you to play in the upper register without any challenges.
As far as visual appeals, you probably discovered that this Emerald X30 is visually striking. Emerald does a fantastic task on their Select Series, to which this guitar belongs to. While the whole body and neck are carbon fiber, the top of the guitar has a quilted maple veneer.
There’s a nearly 3-D, water-like result that is irresistible to look at.
Here are some additional specifications on the guitar:
Scale Length: 25 1/2″, 650mm
Nut Width: 1 3/4″, 44.5 mm.
Bridge Spacing: 2 1/4″, 57mm.
Total Length: 39 1/2″, 1000mm.
Max Body Width: 17″, 430mm.
Max Body Depth: 5 3⁄4, 146mm.
Max Body Length: 21″, 533mm.
Weight: 5.1 lbs, 2.4 kg.
Stresses: 22 medium stainless steel frets.
Fretboard Radius: 16″.
Tuners (Default): Gold Gotoh 510 tuners.
Nut/Saddle: Graphtech low friction nut and saddle.
Bridge: Black Graphtech bridge pins.
Pickup (Default): LR Baggs Element Active System ™– VTC.
Finish: High gloss finish on all surface areas.
Case: Hiscox Customized Pro-GJ hard case.
Veneer: Quilted Maple Vintage Amber.
Overall, the Emerald X30 is an amazing guitar. Yes, it’s visually sensational. Yes, it’s got an incredible bass tone. Most significantly, it’s comfortable to play and I took pleasure in checking out the fantastic tones and range on this guitar.