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    A 24" scale length with light strings and low action is an amazing experience. I've played better sounding guitars but I don't think I've ever felt quite this nimble or "in-control". (plus it never seems to go out of tune).
    My CD "Bare Handed" is available as a download at Bandcamp.com
    http://jimsoloway.bandcamp.com/album/bare-handed

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    I have an Emerald double neck 6/12 and it needs only minor tuning. The action and intonation are wonderful.

    They are very interesting instruments with a distinctive tone.

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    Interesting looking instruments! Are these true acoustics or comparable to the Godins and Taylor T5s? Have you any audio of how it sounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Interesting looking instruments! Are these true acoustics or comparable to the Godins and Taylor T5s? Have you any audio of how it sounds?
    Very much a true acoustic in the style if a parlour guitar (although my strings and setup have pretty much sucked the acoustic life out of it). The maximum body depth on this version of the X7 is 4.5" (114 mm). (The older version was significantly more shallow).

    They've been offering the Krivo as an option on their larger guitars but I bought this to use as a short scale electric so they agreed to install the humbucker. I believe mine was the first X7 with that configuration. I have both the Krivo and the acoustic system but honestly I could have done just as well with just the humbucker. It's all I use 99% of the time.

    And here's sample of what it sounds like (at least the way I'm using it).

    My CD "Bare Handed" is available as a download at Bandcamp.com
    http://jimsoloway.bandcamp.com/album/bare-handed

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    Thanks for that, lovely playing. I think it works very well as an electric jazz platform. I'd be interested I think in something with a slightly more acoustic vibe, which it sounds like it could deliver. ATM I am seriously hankering for a Godin A6...

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Thanks for that, lovely playing. I think it works very well as an electric jazz platform. I'd be interested I think in something with a slightly more acoustic vibe, which it sounds like it could deliver. ATM I am seriously hankering for a Godin A6...
    I'm really not an acoustic player but here's a quick clip with all three settings. All were recorded direct through the interface with no amp, so you're hearing just the guitar and pickups. The first take is a blend of humbucker and acoustic pickup (please excuse the clicks. Those are my nails hitting the pickup. I'm trying to convince myself to move back a couple inches but it takes time after many decades of playing over the end of the fingerboard), the second take is straight acoustic pickup, the third take is straight humbucker. There's no reverb or other obvious sauce. One last caveat ... it's strung with D'Addario Chrome extra lights. They're going to remove at least some of the acoustic response no matter what I do but hopefully this gives you at least some idea.

    http://www.solowayguitars.com/Record...-Bridge-HB.mp3
    My CD "Bare Handed" is available as a download at Bandcamp.com
    http://jimsoloway.bandcamp.com/album/bare-handed