This guitar is made with the same construction method that acoustic guitars have used for almost a hundred years, a spruce soundboard with X bracing. It is a proven technique that makes for a great sounding guitar. There are some changes though. The body is smaller and the sound hole on the front is gone. The size is reduced to make it more comfortable. The sound hole on the front has been eleiminated to reduce feedback issues.
The pick up systems are the key to how everything works. First, the electromagnet pickup is made by Kent Armstrong and it is positioned under the fourth harmonic. This is the best position for mounting a neck pickup. If the sound hole was still there, this would not be possible. The acoustic pickup is made by K&K. This has three piezo pads that attach under the bridge. This method is great for picking up the resonance of the wood body. If you are a player that incorporates tapping the body for percusive sounds, this system work great for that too. The acoustic signal then goes to an on-board active preamp. Each pickup system then goes to a volume control and separate output jack. The reason for the separate outputs is because once the signals leave the guitar, the electric sounds and the acoustic sounds require different processing in order for them to sound their best. Push buttons are located on the upper side of the guitar. Just a quick touch will silently turn on or off the individual pickup systems. A nine volt battery powers the peramp and the FET switches. A battery access on the back makes changing the battery easy.
You can run either signal to whatever effects that you may want, then the electric guitar signal should be plugged into an electric guitar amplifier. This is important in shaping your electric tone. The acoustic signal can be sent to an acoustic guitar amp or it can be sent direct to the house mixing board.
This guitar is great for the gigging musician who wants both an acoustic and an electric guitar in one instrument. it also works well for sampling an acoustic sound and then switching to an electric guitar sound and playing a solo on top of the sample. Or it can be used for a stereo effect when both systems are used simultaneously.
An additional feature is that a side sound hole has been added . The side port directs the sound to the players ear for those times that you don't want to plug in. The cutaway is made so it flows into the heel, making it more comfortable. The strap button has also been moved so it is not in the way when playing up the neck. A pinless bridge is another feature of the Librada.
The body is 3" deep and the lower bout is 13 1/2". The scale length is 25.4"and it has 22 frets.
This guitar has Bubinga back and sides and an Adirondack Spruce sound board. The neck is laminated Mahogany, Maple and Walnut. The bridge, the head cap, and fingerboard are Indian Rosewood and the binding is Curly Maple. There is a two way adjustable truss rod. The tuning machines are Gotoh 510 mini.
This guitar is made with a Sitka spruce sound board and Balsamo back and sides with ebony binding. The neck is mahogany and the fingerboard is rosewood.