Emerald has announced a new collaboration with LR Baggs shortly after their new website was launched.
Good news for those (like Guitarbear) who prefer acoustic pickups/preamps with minimal footprints – Emerald Guitars have partnered with LR Baggs and many models now have the option for the Element VTC System in their Emeralds.
As with most LR Baggs systems, you can only see the volume and tone controls rather discreetly at the soundhole. Emerald Guitars have quite rightly stated that this is a move to “future proof” their guitars. The thing about those ugly barn doors or huge battery boxes is that when your electronics fail, you’d have a hard time finding replacement units.
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