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Godin archtop

Postby lnb » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:21 pm

http://www.godinguitars.com/godinpress5thave.html

anyone tried one of these yet, thinking of buying an archtop so wondered.
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Postby maca » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:52 pm

Been contemplating these myself very reasonably priced for a hand made axe.I was looking at a kingpin 'cause it has a pick-up but I want to hear it plugged in.Mclaughlin plays Godin i think too.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:16 pm

Looks like it's made of bakelite to me.

Has anyone tried one of these?
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Postby Ian Rossiter » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:04 pm

I have tried 2 or three of these in the last few months. The playability is certainly there, the action is quicker than a hiccup and the intonation has been pretty good . The tone is a bit on the thin side but perhaps different strings could remedy this, mabey a set of Flatwounds??
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Postby Rene » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:43 pm

Yeah the Godin archtops are a snip at the price, and a lot of fun. i found it disturbing just how accurately they'd managed to replicate an old Hofner, and yet make it a better instrument, with a bit more low end.
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