I am a low intermediate player mostly focused on traditional CG stuff. But I also have a small repertoire that I play on an amplified archtop (CG style - nails and all) and these pieces to my ear just don't render well on an unamplified instrument (mostly blues and jazz kind of stuff). OTOH, while I can move between these two pretty different guitar types, I find that I really cannot effectively play "piece #1" on both instruments no matter that that piece might be. Plus the nails interact with the strings so much differently, etc. And some of these pieces really need better high fret access than comes with a CG. http://www.godinguitars.com/godinmultgrconambiancep.htm
So I am considering selling one of my archtops and replacing it with a Godin Multiac Grand Concert Dual Ambience model that has gotten a very good review from a source that I trust, and would APPEAR TO mostly solve the issues that I raised above. Note that this does have a neck and string spacings that is roughly CG in dimensions. But I have never tried one of these and have no idea how far I might have to drive to give one a shot.
Anybody out there ever tried one of these guitars? Other comments/thoughts?