Crossover Guitar Offers the Best of Both Worlds
What is a Crossover Guitar? It is typically a nylon string guitar with a nut width between the traditional classical width and a steel string width, with a cutaway and radiused fretboard. The Lichty Crossover takes it a step further and also features a side soundport, side fretboard dots, truss road and a K&K pickup. This hybrid is growing in popularity with fingerstyle players and with guitarists simply wanting to add a new sound and feel to their playing experience. Our Crossover offers the tone and balance of a classical guitar with the playability of a steel string.
Note: Robin at Guitar Gallery in Nashville currently has a beautiful Lichty Lacewood and Cedar Crossover Guitar is stock. You can learn more about this beauty at the Guitar Gallery website.
From Jay … “This crossover guitar is my attempt at bridging the gap between a classical and a steel string guitar. It has the body and bracing of a Ramirez classical coupled with a radiused fretboard and a 1-7/8″ nut width. Classical guitars typically have a 2″ to 2-1/4″ nut width and steel string guitars are 1-11/16″ to 1-13/16″ so we have split the difference. Being a steel string player it took me just a short while and I was hooked. Once I got used to the technical differences (lighter tension on the strings) I was hooked big time. From the clearly defined and powerful bass through the mids into the nice clear trebles, one note with this guitar’s amazing sustain brings a smile … a string of notes brings a thrill. This latest guitar is a keeper in our line.”
Dimensions: Lower Bout: 14 3/8″, Upper Bout: 11 1/4″, Waist: 9 5/8″, Overall Length: 38 1/2″, Depth: 4 3/16″, Body Length: 19 1/8″, Nut Width 1 7/8″
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