La Patrie Hybrid CW Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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A versatile nylon string guitar for any style!
The Hybrid CW is the nylon-stringed guitar for the acoustic-electric player who, like most of us, is not necessarily a classical guitarist. As the name suggests, the Hybrid has mixed origins derived from traditional nylon-stringed guitars and a desire to meet the needs of modern guitar players.
Hand-crafted in LaPatrie, Quebec, this smooth-sounding nylon-stringed guitar features a solid cedar top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with a classical 2" (5.1 cm) nut width. However, this classical nut width won't seem so traditional when you feel the unique radiused fingerboard. Not only does it allow for faster playability, but also for a new level of comfort not readily available on a standard classical nylon-string fingerboard.
Although the Hybrid's neck width and string spacing are sized to classical guitar standards, a truss rod allows for a thinner neck profile. Besides the new comfort of the radiused fingerboard, the Hybrid also allows for access to the upper frets via a cutaway body. Some other esthetic goodies include cream binding, a detailed sound-hole rosette and a hand finished, contoured headstock.
As with all acoustic models in the Godin family only genuine lacquer finish is used, allowing the top to breathe and vibrate freely. This strong belief in applying genuine lacquer translates into a guitar that will experience and benefit from the aging process...the more the instrument is played, the better it will sound over time.
For the gigging/working musician the Hybrid CW comes standard issue with Godin Quantum II electronics and the innovative TRIC (Thermal regulated instrument case) to thermally protect and securely house the Hybrid CW.
- Neck: Honduras Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
- Top: Solid Cedar
- Back & Sides: Honduras Mahogany
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Saddle: Tusq
- Top Nut: Tusq
- Finish: High Gloss Genuine nitrocellulose lacquer
- Scale: 25.66" (65.2 cm)
- Radius: 24" (61 cm)
- Nut Width: 2" (5.1 cm)
- Electronics: Godin Quantum II electronics (mic & under-saddle transducer)
- Case: TRIC case
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Comments about La Patrie Hybrid CW Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
Thsi is a fine classical guitar for a spectacular price. It's not even made in China as many are these days. The tone is great either in acoustic or electric mode. Tuner works even when guitar is not plugged in to amp (great feature). Electric players will find the neck very easy to adapt to. Classical players might find it too narrow. Kudo's to our friendly neighbors in Canada for producing a fantastic intrument that is in the price range for most players. The only thing I would like to see is a pick guard or tap plate (which I will add later).