The Mk Xa was the first design marketed by Balfour Davey after Michael Ginn and David Phillips’ departure from E.M.G.
The Mk Xa has a larger 28” Bell Diameter horn with a metal support further into the horn significantly reducing sagging. The acoustic length was extended by a longer “Wilson Swan Neck” tonearm with smooth curves instead of the sharp corners on the “Adjustable Gooseneck” tonearm.
This combined with the new lighter 4-spring soundbox, soon became E.M.G’s flagship model, although, selling at £30, it was unaffordable for many at the beginning of the Great Depression.
This example belongs to Graham Rankin...
|E.M.G Mk Xa||Wilson Swan Neck||Paillard GGR 255- Collaro D30 or Garrard Electric Induction.||EMG 4-Spring Brass, later nickel plated.||Davey Isophonic reinforced 28" Bell||Veneered Ply Quarter Sawn. Ebonised Edges. H-12¼" W-20¾" D-23"||Oak-£30. Mahogany-£32. Walnut-£32||1930|