Session Review

manufacturer: Godin date: 09/15/2011 category: Electric Guitars
Godin: Session
This guitar is very very durable, very sturdy stuff, very very heavy (heavy like a Gibson guitar), but it got hit pretty bad and got 'abused' in live playing, yet the finish and the wood is intact.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 9
 Reliability & Durability: 9
 Action, Fit & Finish: 8
 Features: 9
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overall: 9
Session Reviewed by: unregistered, on september 15, 2011
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Features: From rock to blues to country, the Session is a guitar with tonal versatility, style and value, all in one instrument that won't break the bank. This is the second guitar I've purchased, out of three, and it's obviously the best one out of all three. (My model has a rosewood fingerboard and a Vintage Burst SG finsh.) I really like the fact that it has a humbucker, so you can play metal on a guitar that sounds alot like a Fender. Made in Canada, it has a push/pull tone knob which splits the humbucker. FEATURES: Specs Rock Maple neck Rosewood or Maple Fingerboard 12" fingerboard radius 25 1/2" Scale 1 11/16" nut width Canadian Laurentian Basswood body 2 X Godin GS-1 single coil pickups, 1 x Godin Humbucker Controls: 5-way switch, 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone (push/pull tone knob splits humbucker pickup) Colors: Raw SG, Blackburst SG, Black HG, Cream HG, Rustic Burst SG, Vintage Burst SG, Lightburst HG, Electric Red HG, Electric Blue HG. It came with a case and a PL cable. // 9

Sound: The first pickup sounds alot like a Stratocaster, and to be honest, a little better than it. The second pickup is a mix between a Telecaster and a Stratocaster, kind of clean but with a little gain on it. The humbucker fits perfectly with Country music, becasue it sounds very raunchy, but on distortion it it amazing! Sounds like a metal guitar with a little country touch on to it. I play really all styles of music, and this guitar handles that well, because it's very versatile. // 10

Action, Fit & Finish: This guitar was made in Canada in 2010, and there were no problems with it when I bought it.I have only 2 problem with this guitar, and ONLY TWO: 1. The first 2 pickups sometimes sink a little or "drop" a bit, but that can be adjusted in a second wuth a screwdriver. Nothing serious. 2. The big problem. The tone knob is loose. Sometimes the knob spins a little back to less tone, but to be honest, this is MY FAULT because I messed with the tone knob pretty bad, but I fixed it and it works fine now! // 8

Reliability & Durability: This guitar is very very durable, very sturdy stuff, very very heavy (heavy like a Gibson guitar), but it got hit pretty bad and got 'abused' in live playing, yet the finish and the wood is intact.I'd depend on it in a gig without a backup, but it's a little heavy and the tone knob might get a little loose, but nothing serious. Overall - Durable. // 9

Overall Impression: I play all styles, from rock to blues to jazz to metal to alternative - and this guitar is great in all of those styles! I have a Vox VT15 amp, and it is almost like this guitar was made for this amp, suits very well. I have been playing for a little over three years and I have to say this is better than all the Fenders from 500$ - 1500$. The humbucker really adds to this guitar, and if you want a sturdy, versatile, good-sounding guitar and not make your wallet cry, buy a Godin Session! // 9

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