#1
I finally had enough money to pay off school and residence so I figure its time to start spending on myself a little. I've been in love with this guitar since I first heard it it, and the more I played it in stores the more and more I liked it. Here's my new beauty: Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin, made in Montreal Canada. Guitar is made of Canadian Wild Cherry and has a single P90.









The guitar sounds great. Its possibly the loudest, most resonant electric guitar I've ever heard. Almost as loud as my acoustic guitar. The P90 sounds very natural, through any clean amp it sounds like a perfect extension of the acoustic sound, which is warm and very natural sounding. The tone and volume controls are really quite amazing.. perfectly smooth from top to bottom with no sudden boosts or drains when turning them up or down. Sounds just as good and natural with volume on 1 as 10.
#3
Wow, dude that's great; Just yesterday I was in a guitar store falling in love with one. The sound is amazing!

Good job! How much did it set you back though?
#4
Is it an electro-acoustic?
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#5
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Is it an electro-acoustic?

It's more of a hollowbody than a realy Elec/Accustic.
#7
I tried one not so long ago. I was totally blown away. They're beautiful and sound wonderful.
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#8
Wow. That looks amazing, I bet it sounds way better. HNGD
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#9
That looks beautiful. And it goes well with your backyard setting, if you don't mind me saying so
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That looks beautiful. And it goes well with your backyard setting, if you don't mind me saying so

I totally agree. You should sell that last picture to Robert Godin to put it in a catalogue.
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#11
Wow man, that guitar is absolutely gorgeous, I love the wood grain it's stunning!

May I ask how much it cost you?!

HNGD!!!!
#13
Damn, that thing is beautiful. Makes me want to slap some flat-wounds on and swing like the old days. HNGD!
#14
That does look really stunning, hngd!
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#15
Ha, sweet. I was JUST watching How It's Made on the Science Channel maybe 2 hours ago and they made a Godin guitar. It was cool.
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#16
That is absolutely beyond beautiful. I've wanted a nice jazz guitar for a long time and that seems absolutely perfect.
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#17
Not bad, Hngd!
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#18
Wow, HNGD! That reminded me, there's one of those at my local music store which I ought to try out. I bet it'd work wonderfully as my big band/straight-up jazz guitar

EDIT: Now that I take a closer look at it, looks like it has a mad flat radius. How does it play, concerning that? And are you planning on using flat or round wounds?
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Wow, dude that's great; Just yesterday I was in a guitar store falling in love with one. The sound is amazing!

Good job! How much did it set you back though?


Only $717.24 Canadian. Like I said above.. finally all the important stuff is paid off so it isn't really a set back at all!

I haven't decided if I want to set it up with flatwounds, I really love it's bright acoustic sound, and how it mixes with my current band's sound, so I might stick with round.

The radius is quite flat, though it's not completely flat like my Ibanez Artcore has, so it's hard to comment as my hand is already quite well adjusted to it. The neck is a unique shape, I haven't held a neck that feels quite like this before. Its large but very comfortable, just took a few hours with it for my hands to adjust completely.
#21
Oh man, I love those guitars. My friend has one of those without the pickup and it is fantastic. I'm definitely considering one of these as my future jazz guitar.

HNGD
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#22
these things are so nice... i've been GASing for a 5th avenue acoustic since i first saw them happy new guitar day! that thing looks amazing. best finish they have!
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#24
I've tried one of these at a local shop. I must say they are far better value than something like a Gibson. Sound is absolutely gorgeous too. Maybe when I finish the gutting and rebuilding of my basement later this fall, I'll pick one up.
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#25
awesome, that looks really classy
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#26
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Only $717.24 Canadian. Like I said above.. finally all the important stuff is paid off so it isn't really a set back at all!

I haven't decided if I want to set it up with flatwounds, I really love it's bright acoustic sound, and how it mixes with my current band's sound, so I might stick with round.

The radius is quite flat, though it's not completely flat like my Ibanez Artcore has, so it's hard to comment as my hand is already quite well adjusted to it. The neck is a unique shape, I haven't held a neck that feels quite like this before. Its large but very comfortable, just took a few hours with it for my hands to adjust completely.

Yeah, I had the same thing; It took a few moments to adjust, but after that it's comfortable as all hell. I'd love it to have a cut-away though, if it did, I would've probably forked up the money right there and then.

I was playing the black one though, this does look way nicer...