"Versatility is what makes a musician great. After all, broadening your creative horizons will naturally lead to new musical concepts. If you're interested in expanding on the capabilities of your guitar performance, an extended range acoustic guitar may be just what you're looking for, and this catalog is bursting with an exceptional array of options to choose from.
Although guitars with 6 strings have long been a standard in popular music, extended range acoustic guitars can be heard in many modern musical genres. In fact, plenty of influential groups and artists have used extended range acoustic guitars both onstage and in the recording studio, including Devin Townshend, the Byrds and Steve Vai. For this reason, top guitar manufacturers like Gibson, Ibanez, Blueridge and countless others each specialize in their own unique extended range acoustic guitar models.
For a distinct blend of Eastern and Western music, the Godin A11 Glissentar Guitar is an 11-string work of art. Strung with nylons, this fretless acoustic-electric is a cross between a guitar and an oud, and makes is an ideal choice for any musician who's interested in adding a little flavor to their repertoire. Another top seller is the Ovation Elite TX A/E D-scale mid-depth baritone guitar. Tuned a full step lower than a typical baritone, this stunning instrument works with any musical style, and the combination of an OP Pro preamp and Ovation high output pickup will please even the most discerning of ears.
As a guitar player, there's no telling what you can aspire to when you open yourself up to different things. You could be a prog-rocker who needs a 7 or 8-string acoustic guitar to enhance a ballad's color, or a folk singer-songwriter who wishes to fill out their sound with a 12-string acoustic-electric. Regardless of your preferred genre, you can bet that an extended range guitar can offer you an adventurous new tone that otherwise couldn't be attained with a regular 6-string. "