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Godin 5th Avenue Archtop Acoustic Guitar
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The archtop acoustic of the past, for today's modern musician.

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.

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.

Case sold separately.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Godin 5th Avenue Archtop Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Top: Canadian Wild Cherry
    Back & Sides: Canadian Wild cherry with cream binding
    Neck: Silver Leaf maple with contoured high-gloss black headstock
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Adjustable Tusq Bridge by Graphtech
    Finish: Custom Polished Finish
    Radius: 16" (406mm)
    Scale: 24.84" (630mm)
    Nut width: 1.72" (43.7mm)
    Case sold separately

Godin 5th Avenue Archtop Acoustic Guitar

Godin Original Purchaser's Limited Warranty

The Godin Guitar Co. warrants this instrument with regards to materials and workmanship for a period of ONE year from the date of original purchase to the original purchaser. The instrument shall be purchased only from an Authorized Godin dealer. Should the product require service, The Godin Guitar Co. will repair or replace the product free of charge during the warranty period. This warranty shall include all parts and labour. If service is required, contact your Authorized Godin dealer at which point it will be determined whether the guitar can be serviced locally, or should be returned to the factory. All return freight and insurance charges will be paid by the customer.

The following are not covered by the Godin warranty:
- Any instrument upon which the Serial number has been altered in any way. Any instrument that has been damaged due to misuse, neglect, or accident.
- Normal wear and tear including machine heads, worn frets, saddles and nuts.
Strings and batteries.
- Any instrument that has been subjected to extreme changes in temperature or humidity.
- Cracking or discoloration to the finish.

The Godin Guitar Co. assumes no liability for any loss of income, dissatisfaction, or damages arising from the loss of use of this product due to defects or availability of the product during service.

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  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
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  • 100% Coverage for Commercial Use
  • Extended Return Period
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  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Free Transfer of Coverage to a new owner
  • Repair Costs Covered for up to 3 years from date of purchase
  • Repairs Can Be Authorized Toll-Free by Phone or the via the web
Product Reviews
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  • Nice guitar! I recommend!

    As reviewed by Gustavo on 10/20/2014

    Got it a few weeks ago and i'm impressed with the quality and playability! Using with a Shadow piezo pickup and the Fishman Spectrum DI i get the perfect gipsy jazz tone i was looking for! I give it four stars only because the strings vibrate too much after the bridge generating harmonics that doesn't sound very nice... Solved with a piece double sided tape around the strings, something simple and easy to take off in case i need to change one of them. Wonderful piece of equipment for the price! What you see is what you get.

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  • Godin 5th Ave Archtop Acoustic

    As reviewed by Jim Baldridge on 10/13/2009

    I ordered the Godin 5th Ave. Cognac Burst at a store but through their online service. Despite some previous experience with shipping box damage,this time too, the guitar arrived in excellent shape, needing only a minor setup and tuning. I first played guitar in college in the mid 60's so I've had lots of experience with lots of guitars. The 5th Aveenue's appearance is stunning and it sounds great for a laminated guitar; the price cannot be beat. Straight-up acoustic sounds full for a fairly shallow body. I play fingerstyle and a thumb pick helps here. The appointments are good, it is light but solidly built, and the workmanship is excellent, no flaws. I sold a cherry-burst jazz box that cost more but had significant assembly flaws and just didn't sound good without being amped. The Godin 5th Avenue is an excellent value and compares favorably with guitars that cost much more.

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  • Nice - Different

    As reviewed by Jeffrey Nintzel on 11/17/2011

    I bought this guitar because I thought it would be a good-enough everyday guitar that would hark back to my first guitar - a Kay archtop!!! - back in the early 60s. It's a lot better than that, and it's certainly no dreadnaught, but I knew that going in. Very soft sound, lots of finger noise with the stock strings -- I quickly replaced them with Thomastik JS111 flatwounds, which made a huge difference. It has a well-balanced tone, fine action right out of the box, lightweight but sturdily constructed, nicely finished. It's attractive, and sounds at least as good as it looks. I am happy to use it for a softer, jazzier sound.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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