#1
I'm not a massive man of Jazz/bluesy playing, but I am a fan of Godin's new archtop. D'you think it could take the place of a solid top in casual indie/rock acoustic playing?

Cheers..
#4
i was looking at the godin pretty heavily too, but decided on my seagull. i absolutely love the shape and styling, but the drop in volume from an archtop held me back. i never got to play one, but i could find seagulls in the area, so that sold me.

i still want one though! maybe whenever they start popping up used on ebay i'll try to grab one.
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#5
To be honest, volume isn't a huge, huge issue; I play my electric unamplified at uni, and the volume is more than enough, so I'm sure I can take the hit.

I'm sure I can deal with the thicker strings, it's just the overall sound that I'm concerned with.

I know Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel plays an archtop, and he gets some amazing sounds, so it looks promising..
Last edited by undecisive at Jan 8, 2010,
#7
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Get it! I've been curious a while about it myself, so you can tell me how it is


I reckon I probably will.

I suppose without flat-wounds It'll respond pretty well to some indie-ish stuff!
#8
Bumped for those interested;

Had it for a few days now, and yeah, everything I expected and more. Superb craftsmanship.

Fits my playing style to a t. Indie songs come of nicely, and chords are bright. Hell, the thing's actually really loud!

5 stars all the way.
#10
very cool... lets see pictures! i love these guitars.
Warmoth Telecaster Deluxe. Warmoth Strat. Seagull Artist Portrait Acoustic.

"Well good God damn and other such phrases, I haven't heard a beat like this in ages!"
-Dan Le Sac Vs The Scroobius Pip
#11
I apologise for bumping this old topic, but I figured it's better than opening a new one with a similar question .

So if I understand this topic correctly the Godin 5th Avenue is suitable to play songs like let's say: Wish you were here (Pink Floyd), Knocking on heavens door (Dylan), Imagine (Lennon)... songs I usually play on my dreadnought?

I was wondering about the P90 pickup in the Kingpin version, can I use that one to get a suitable rock or folk tone (to play the mentioned songs above)? I've checked a lot of Youtube videos, but they all sound typically Jazz or Blues (nothing wrong with that, but just like the TS I'm not looking for that kind of tone).
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