Okay.... I bought a G6 from the CG Store in 2004(roughly). It's a very well built guitar, and projects sound like a laser beam. The feedback to the player is poor in an acoustically dead room, however, so I played mine in the kitchen. The woman I sold it to didn't take it to her lessons for over a month, and when she finally did, her teacher immediately told her to stop playing so loud. This was the spruce top version, and the cedar could be different.
Jean-Baptiste Castellucia is the man behind these guitars. He lives in France, and says that he makes the soundboards there. They are then shipped to Italy, where his cousin's shop builds the guitars. The guitars are then shipped back to France for inspection and set up. These guitars are designed to be used with Savarez Corum Alliance strings, and the G string will go VERY sharp with the stock non-compensated saddle. I made a compensated saddle, but then swtiched to Alliance trebles. I asked Bob Page and John Penn what difference there was between a G6, G6b, and G8. They told me that they're graded based on sound, and the label is then printed accordingly. They only had two when I bought mine, and one was on hold for another customer. They were expecting another shipment within the week, and told me that I could bring my G6 back and compare it with the new batch. The string height and remaining saddle on the guitar I bought was ideal, but most of the new shipment had muc higher strings, and very little saddle to adjust string height. One of the guitars did sound better, but its strings were much too high to play comfortably, and it had a sliver of saddle above the bridge slot. I paid $1,800 back then, and the euro has driven the price up. I've seen Bob Page and his people package guitars for mailorder, and they are geniunely concerned about their instruments' well-being in transit. The store could use much better humidity control, however, and I my hygrometer read less than 30% during a few winter visits. Each room had a tiny Vicks
humidifier, but they were worthless. The better guitars are kept in their cases, and not on display.
Loud enough to play for an audience.
Easy to play if you get one with proper string and saddle height.
Attractive wood used in building. I examined the interior with a string light and mirror, and the workmanship was impeccable. There were two rosewood cleats on either side of the neck, under the soundboard. You'd never see these without a mirror, but their edges were beveled and sanded smooth.
Fretwork was excellent, and there weren't any dead notes that I can recall.
Not much feedback to player on spruce model. No experience with the cedar model on this issue.
Hard to play with high strings and little saddle.
UGLY Rubner tuners. They work like butter, but look worse than anything I've ever seen. I replaced mine with Shalller Hausers and ebony buttons: looked amazing!!!!
Price has gone up dramatically because of exchange rate.