My friend just bought a Godin 5th Avenue Archtop Acoustic Guitar for his first (hes never played) guitar. He only saw a pic of it on some site and bought it for 500 bucks. He asked me for advice about that type of guitar... i think he could do better and cheaper. Do you have any advice I could give him. BTW its not for me.. I have an electric cheap pawn shop epiphone that sounds great.


To Cheers, I have played an archtop before.. sounds nice. However, it's his first guitar and its 5 hundred dollars. I think he should get something less pricy and more durable for a first guitar. Also, he hasn't even touched this guitar, hes only seen it in a pic. Personally I think you should at least pick up a guitar and play it b4 you buy it. BUt........ Id like to see more opinions. I hope this helps Cheers.
Last edited by sean00986 at Jul 1, 2008,
Never played one myself--I'm assuming you have. Might I ask how you figure he could do better and cheaper? What are some of its drawbacks? I might be able to help you then.

EDIT: Yes, I do agree that he should have at least tried out the guitar before he bought it. As for spending $500 on his first guitar, that's fine if he has the money for it.
Last edited by Cheers at Jul 1, 2008,
His decision. The 5th Avenue sounds pretty decent, especially for the cash. You won't find a new acoustic archtop for that sort of deal (steer clear of the Synchromatic by Gretsch; it's a horrible ripoff).
Sincerely, Chad.
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