So, Friday, Day 2 of NAMM was a bit of a rough one. There was an odd vibe in the air, everyone was a touch crazy, and it just wasn’t hitting on all cylinders for me. After the high of Day 1, things just weren’t quite clicking.
But then, at the very end of the day, I happened by the Lâg HyVibe booth, where their beautiful acoustic guitars caught my eye. I pulled one off the wall, gave it a strum, and found it to be a thing of beauty.
Lâg is a subsidiary of the Algam Group, based in France. Algam Commercial Director Thibaud Renard and Product Manager Robin Tirado engaged me with warmth and friendliness — which is not always typical of reps at NAMM — and walked me through some of the specifics of their guitars.
Each instrument has an oval sound hole trimmed with a beautiful inlay, and the headstocks are beautifully contoured. The strings feel perfect on your fingers and sound crisply to the touch. Each model has a distinct sound and feel, all of them pleasant in their musicality.
Then Robin and Thibaud demonstrated the HyVibe smart guitar system for me. HyVibe is the sound technology company that created the system, and partnered with Lâg to install the tech into Lâg’s Tramontane line. It blew my mind what this guitar could do. At that point, it was five minutes before the floor closed, so I promised them I would be back the next day to do a proper interview.
First thing Saturday morning, I made good on my word and returned to the booth. I had the chance to meet Algam President Gérard Garnier, who was also super-nice fellow.
Check out the video below to see what I’m talking about. HyVibe CEO Dr. Adrien Mamou-Mani walks me through the paces of the Lâg HyVibe…and you just have to see it to believe it.
For more info on Algam Group, visit their website: https://www.algamnordic.com/about-us/
More about HyVibe at their homepage: https://www.hyvibe.audio/
And learn more about Lâg Guitars: https://www.lagguitars.com/en_US/
Enjoy the music, DangerKatts!