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Anyone Here have a Godin?

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This is my Godin Freeway Classic;

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I bought it when I upgraded from my first ever guitar a DeArmond, and I got it with a Line 6 Spyder II amp.

I have long since traded up the amp for the blues jr (no regrets there) but I still have my Godin, although I haven't played her much since I brought the SG home this year.

 

I picked her up off her wall mount a few days ago and gave her a good bending, I forgot how much fun she is. She's got a 5 way toggle and a hum-coil-hum setup. I think once I get my banjo back from being restored I'll put some money in on a proper setup for her.

 

Anyone else have any experience with Godin guitars? The Godin line also includes the Seagull and Art & Lutherie too.

Canadian and American made if I'm not mistaken!

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Godin makes amazing stuff! I had a great Seagull Acoustic, until I found out that the truss rod was broken from Guitar Center, and is now unplayable...

 

Seagull's are my favorite acoustics, above Martin and Taylor, great feel and sound IMO. I am really Gassing for a 5th Avenue. Hollowbody with a single p90, great stuff. Yeah, Canadian made (not sure on the US part though) Good stuff, for good money. Can't beat it

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I say go for it. I have always had top notch performance from them' date=' never seen a flaw with stuff from them[/quote']

Uh? I already own it, I was just sharing lol

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Oh.... [blush]

 

My bad... I meant to say How is it??? [biggrin]

 

lol, that is also in my first post.. Well I guess I only said how much fun she is.

 

The 5 way toggle gives a lot of versatility, and the low key dots are better than the standard dots imo. There's a whammy bar that's unscrewable and on a platform to prevent damage over time to the body, and the neck is fairly comfortable, though not as fast as my SG.

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I Love Godin Guitars (what a surprise huh?) they are truly one of my favorites and the multi-voice synth pickups make them one of the best for use with a Roland Synth fast tracking almost no delay and great action and tone through the synth I have 8 or 9 including right now including all of these.

 

 

XTSA solid body

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A6 Multiac Nylon String with dual voice. This has the Roland 13 synth out and with the Roland Synth is a blast to play.

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Godin Multiac Jazz semi-hollow with multi voice and synth pickup.

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A4 four string fretted Bass

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A8 Mandolin natural top

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Godin Glissentar 11 string fretless instrument

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Godin Fifth Avenue in Cognac

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And a seagull not actually a Godin but in the family.

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Last week my wife took a guitar instructional course for teachers (http://www.discoverguitar.com/workshops.html).

 

The course only cost $150 and all the teachers participating in the course rec'd a guitar plus a lot of books and accessories.

 

Thirty people were in her course and when her name was drawn she chose a Norman guitar w/case--- made by Godin. http://www.normanguitars.com/b18black.html

 

It's a pretty decent acoustic guitar. The cedar top certainly smells different than most guitars! It has a very nice ring and its playability was much better than I expected.

 

The owner of Godin --- Robert Godin --- was at the course one afternoon and did a two-hour talk/workshop. She said he was a very down-to-earth guy who explained everything very patiently in an easy-to-understand manner.

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Anyone else have any experience with Godin guitars? The Godin line also includes the Seagull and Art & Lutherie too.

Canadian and American made if I'm not mistaken!

I used to work in a store that sold them. I liked em ok. Some models better than other. I considered buying a multiac....still am. The nylon string model. Seagull are good for the price. Very slim necks. I never touched the A&L other than truss rod adjustments.

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Godin makes amazing stuff! I had a great Seagull Acoustic' date=' until I found out that the truss rod was broken from Guitar Center, and is now unplayable...

 

Seagull's are my favorite acoustics, above Martin and Taylor, great feel and sound IMO. I am really Gassing for a 5th Avenue. Hollowbody with a single p90, great stuff. Yeah, Canadian made (not sure on the US part though) Good stuff, for good money. Can't beat it[/quote']

I bet that if you contacted Seagull they would have that guitar repaired or replaced. They are very good about taking care of customers.

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I had a Simon & Patrick 12 string. The darn thing would NOT stay in tune for longer than 2 minutes.

There we go! 100% positive isn't realistic we needed some negative there.

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I have 2 Godins...a Redline I with a single bridge active EMG and a 5th Avenue Kingpin with single neck P90. They are both solidly built and have a quality feel about them and a reasonably priced alternative to USA or Oriental guitars. The 5th Avenue is great fun to play and lightweight with a smallish body...I like it's simplicity and 50's vibe, great for raunchy blues and rockabilly. The Redline is another ultra simple guitar: it's only got a volume pot and the active EMG encourages high gain sustain and power chord fun...nicely contoured body and handling brings out the shredder in me !!

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Godin turns out some great instruments. I've never owned one, but I've played a few. I've got only good things to say about Godin. A good friend has an older special edition Acousticaster - it's all birds eye maple - including the fretboard. Beautiful, plays great, and has a fairly flexible sound. A while back I had major GAS for the 2 pup 5th Ave Kingpin in Cognac, with its simple looks and gorgeous finish, but somehow managed to hold off.

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