Winter NAMM 2013 is just around the corner and we’ve already seen a bunch of new products being released. Here are a couple that might pique the interest of a few of you southpaw players – the new Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin and A6 Ultra!
Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Left Handed Guitar
The Godin 5th Avenue brings you back to a time when the archtop acoustic guitar reigned supreme. With the soul of a 1950’s archtop, the 5th Avenue is a true vintage spirit of yesterday with today’s level of modern playability. With more projection & volume in the low/mids than traditional archtop acoustic guitars, the dynamically rich tone of the 5th Avenue makes this sophisticated instrument a dream to play, but not a nightmare to pay for. The Godin 5th Avenue now makes the affordable North American archtop guitar a reality! From Alt-Country, Delta Blues, Slide, Jazz to Rock, the 5th Avenue can really deliver both acoustically and electrically. The new Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickup delivers all that classic, vintage tone with presence, clarity and a little attitude thrown in for good measure!
Made from Canadian Wild Cherry, the body of the 5th Avenue features a molded arched top and back, as well as an adjustable bridge, classic f-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock, floating pickguard and cream binding. Also, the rustic beauty of its Custom Polished Finish creates a gorgeous satin sheen reminiscent of the French polish of the 19th century.
- Canadian Wild Cherry archtop
- Canadian Wild cherry back & sides
- Silver Leaf maple neck
- Contoured high-gloss black headstock
- Custom Polished Finish reminiscent of the
- french polish of the 19th century
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Adjustable Tusq Bridge by Graphtech
- Cream Binding
- 1x Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickup
- 1x Volume, 1x Tone
- 16″ (406 mm) fingerboard radius
- 24.84″ (630 mm) Scale
- 1.72″ (43,7 mm) nut width
- Color: Cognac Burst
Godin A6 Ultra Left Handed Guitar
The A6 Ultra continues with the innovative concepts found in all Godin A-series guitars, such as combining amazing plugged-in acoustic sound with the feel of an electric neck, along with a chambered body design that virtually eliminates feedback in live & loud settings. These features stand true and better than ever in the A6 Ultra with the added “Oomph!” and full tone of a Godin humbucker in the neck position, along with an under-saddle transducer, dual outputs (acoustic and electric) that combine for a huge sound and a Custom Godin preamp section voiced specifically for the A6 Ultra. This preamp section gives a player the chance to control their tone via sliders for acoustic volume, treble, mid, bass and independent controls for the electric humbucker volume, treble and bass. Whether plugging into the single acoustic mix or via both outputs, controlling your tone is at the tip of your fingers. And the A6 Ultra delivers in all styles of music from jazz to rock to country and not to mention a great blues slide guitar.
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- 16″ fingerboard radius
- 25 1/2 ” Scale
- 1 11/16 ” nut width
- Chamber Silver Leaf Maple body
- Solid Cedar Top
- Godin GHN1 Humbucker
- Custom Godin under Saddle Transducer and custom preamp with Volume, Mid, Treble and Bass controls as well as independent volume, treble and bass controls for the Humbucker.
- 2 output jacks: electric & acoustic mix
- Color: Natural Semi-gloss