#1
Hi,

having the budget of up-to 400 euro I am choosing between Epiphone sheraton II *korea* vs Godin sd22 *canada* guitar motivated to use it for jazz blues gigs :-D
will be thankful for any suggestions regarding both instruments !

Thanks!

Gleb
#2
The SD is a nice little chimera of a guitar that never found its niche. I think it got discontinued because nobody knew what to make of a Strat-LP Hybrid. They're well made, as I recall, though, and I'd love to get one for myself.

On the other hand, the Sheraton is a classic semihollow style jazz/blues guitar. Pretty much the main kinds of guitar you see in those genres.

Personally, I'd opt for the Godin- if nothing else, it is a "path less taken", which will affect how you're perceived and possibly how you play- but I think it's a bit of a toss-up.
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#3
on what particular models of the godin's electric guitars also should to pay my attention ? Besides sd 22 I found in stock godin readline 3 which is possibly more metal oriented ,
Godin Radiator
GODIN RICHMOND BELMONT
GODIN ARTISAN
#5
I have a Belmont and I love it! Mine will be going to get set up for slide with higher action and heavier strings soon. I'm thinking the SD Lipsticks and '59 HB could be a bit raucous for jazz, though I honestly haven't tried. Still, nice.

The Artisan is Tele style that was discontinued a while ago, long before I discovered the brand. But I have seen nothing but praise for them. I saw one guy had listed his for sale 3 times and withdrew the sale every time. Some compare them to Fender Custom Shop quality, which could be hyperbole...but might not be.

The Radiator- like the Triumph before it- is another LP-style guitar, but equipped with some of Godin's hotter singlecoils. Again, they'd be killer for hot dirty blues or blues rock, but maybe to much for jazz. Still, both worth a look.

You might look for some of the discontinued or used Session or Progression guitars- all Tele and Strat style- or even one of the other used/discontinued LP style Core or LGs. I also occasionally see used/B-stock Icons go for ridiculous prices, and those had a trio of Lollar P90s in them. You see one of those in your price range, jump on it.
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#7
The Kingpin series are pretty nice. But I prefer the Montreal.

Hell...I don't know that Godin has a dog in their lineup right now.
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#9
Its a very different guitar. The Radiator has singlecoils, the Yamaha has humbuckers. My gut feeling is the Yamaha would be a better jazz guitar.
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at May 17, 2016,
#10
however both are LP style :-)
for jazz Yamaha is good but the overall quality of the sound produced by the resonance due to the wood used in that model is not good for me :0) also the neck is like gibson old style -not very comfortable to play smth fast .
what is about wood from Radiator godin? Actually In this case I am not interested for the guitar for Jazz.

Gleb
#11
While there may be a bit of resonance from the Yamaha body, most of what you'll actually experience will come from the amp, effects, and humbuckers- probably in that order. The resonance of the body may not even be audible while playing amplified.

The Radiator isn't a solidbody, though. It is a chambered-body guitar. Probably more to relieve weight as opposed to improve resonance.
http://www.godinguitars.com/godinradp.htm
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#12
Right, thanks!

btw what are the characteristics of Silver Leaf Maple wood ? Is the sound like Stratocaster style ?
#13
It can add a bit of brightness. It is also fairly dense, so when it is used as a body wood, it is often chambered- like in the Radiator.
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