STREET PRICE: $3,600 (as shown, finished in Padauk veneer) MANUFACTURER:
Emerald Guitars, emeraldguitars.com
Push/pull volume and tone knobs for the electric section select three different voices for the Fishman Fluence pickups: classic humbucker, hot-rodded humbucker and split coil.
Neck features include a 25 ½-inch scale length, 22 medium stainless steel frets, 12-16-inch compound radius and deep heel that provides access to the entire fretboard.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
The Emerald Virtuo is a brilliantly designed hybrid instrument that delivers true acoustic-electric and electric tones, outstanding ergonomics and playability and the ability to easily access guitar synth textures.