- bass guitars
- electric guitars
Charlie Hunter, Clay Conner and Wes Lambe joined forces to start Hybrid Guitars. Hunter is a well known player of 7 and 8 string guitars. Clay Conner has been making guitars since 1996 and has worked with Hamer, Ralph Novak and Guru guitars as well as making his own Clay Conner instruments. Clay runs the workshop at Hybrid Guitars. Wes Lambe is a guitar maker well known for his 7 and 8 string fanned fret guitars, who has built custom instruments for Moog Music and for players including Pat Metheny, Charlie Hunter, Sean Lennon, Trent Reznor, Mike League, and Nels Cline.
Hybrid guitars are a hybrid of a bass and standard electric guitar - designed to allow you to play bass lines, chords and melodies at the same time on the same instrument. Depending on the model they can have 6, 7 or 8 strings. The bottom 3 strings are dedicated to a bass register, and the top 3 - 5 strings are in the guitar register, all on the same neck. The bass and standard guitar strings each have their own separate circuitry - so you can plug into separate bass and guitar amplifiers.