Godin Multiac Nylon Encore Acoustic-Electric Nylon String Guitar

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87 out of 100. Incorporating 60+ ratings and reviews.

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$1,025
Godin Multiac Encore

The Multiac Nylon Encore is another hybrid or 'crossover' guitar with a 1.9" nut width and was designed with live amplified performance in mind.

It has a chambered body which Godin says reduces feedback problems when playing through an amplifier.

Specifications

  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Body: Chambered Silver Leaf Maple
  • Finish: Natural Semi-Gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2" (647.5 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1 9" (48.26 mm)*
  • Electronics: Custom Fishman Dual source electronics with under-saddle transducer & acoustic soundboard transducer

*NB: the nut width is listed as 1.875" (1 7/8'' ) by some retailers and there is conflicting information in some of the official documentation so I contacted Godin to ask them about this and they responded saying that the correct size is 1.9".

It also sports Tusq nuts and saddles by Graphtech.

Pros

Positive customer reviews cite a neck that is comfortable and easy to move your left hand around - something transitioning guitarists appreciate. It also received a lot of praise for the versatility of tones it provides when amplified as well as its feedback rejection characteristics.

In his review for Music Radar, Dave Burrluck gave it 4.5/5 and summed it up by saying, "Where the Encore comes into its own is at those difficult shows, especially with a full band, when issues such as loud monitors or little or no soundcheck time can make a full acoustic a difficult proposition. But this hybrid steel-meets-nylon design is not only highly practical, it's also classy looking and has an appealing feel - plus some excellent and highly adaptable, realistic sounds.".

Cons

There were few negative comments from owners with the only main issue referenced more than once was that the preamp used up the battery too quickly with one customer suggesting an LED to indicate low battery power should have been included - I must point out that this guitar uses the same Fishman electronics that many other guitars have which haven't received the same criticism.

Overall

If you come from a steel-string background and are looking for a versatile solid workhorse nylon string guitar for gigging, then this is a good starting point in your selection process.

This was on our recommended list prior to December 2017, however its ratings have slipped a little over the last year so we now recommend more highly rated options in our guide to nylon string guitars.