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Classic looks. Modern electronics. Excellent tone and price.

The Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin is a hollowbody electric guitar that brings you back to a time when the archtop acoustic guitar reigned supreme. With the soul of a 1950s archtop, the 5th Avenue guitar has the true vintage spirit of yesteryear with today's level of modern playability. With more projection and volume in the low and mid tones than traditional archtop acoustic guitars, the dynamically rich tone of the 5th Avenue guitar this sophisticated guitar a dream to play, but not a nightmare to pay for. From alt-country to Delta blues, slide and jazz to rock, the 5th Avenue is a guitar that can really deliver both acoustically and electrically. The Godin Kingpin P-90 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 Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Guitar features a molded arched top and back. Also features an adjustable GraphTech Tusq bridge, classic f-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock, floating pickguard and cream binding. The rustic beauty of its custom polished finish creates a gorgeous satin sheen reminiscent of 19th century French polish.

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

Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar With P-90 Pickup Features:

  • Canadian wild cherry archtop
    Canadian wild cherry back and sides
    Silverleaf maple neck
    Contoured high-gloss black headstock
    Custom polished finish
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Adjustable GraphTech Tusq bridge
    Cream binding
    1 Godin Kingpin P-90 single-coil pickup
    1 Volume, 1 Tone control
    16" fingerboard radius
    24.84" scale
    1.72" nut width
    Case sold separately




Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar With P-90 Pickup

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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  • 5th Avenue Kingpin

    As reviewed by Debi Crance on 6/17/2010

    I did not want to take my 1950 L4 out on gigs and was looking for an inexpensive acoustic archtop. The Godin Kingpin fit the bill. Mine is the elegant black model. The guitar is beautifully made and the P90 makes the guitar reminiscent of Grant Green's sound. The neck is fast and the overall workmanship is quite good when the price is considered. The Godin cannot be beat. Highly recommended.

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  • A terrific value, an inspiring instrument

    As reviewed by Jim Bordner on 3/16/2011

    I've had my Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin for a couple of weeks now, and have played it daily in the studio and in a band context. It's an excellent value, far exceeding my expectations for the price. First of all, the quality of construction is excellent, with a great "aged" looking finish that doesn't try too hard (mine is black, and the satin topcoat suits it perfectly). It arrived with the action quite a bit higher than I like, but it adjusted downward easily and with no need for a neck adjustment (the neck is just about ruler flat out of the box). It plays easily and I experienced no hand fatigue even when playing for a couple of hours at a stretch. The neck finish did tend to make some audible noise from my hand rubbing against it, but a coat of Warwick beeswax fixed that. The TUSQ bridge is very nice, and the vintage-look tuners performed much better than I expected... smooth and accurate, and the guitar stays solidly in tun). Acoustically, it's exactly what you'd expect: a small-bodied archtop with a vintage sound. This is not a big bodied "jazzbox," but a nearly faithful reproduction of an old Gibson ES125. Very sensitive to mic placement, I found that you could get everything from a deep, warm acoustic tone to an extremely bright jangle just by moving the mic a foot or two across the face of the guitar. If you're looking for that David Rawlings archtop tone, the 5th Avenue does it handily. A sweet sound for country, rootsy music of all kinds, and jazz rhythm. Electrically, the 5th Avenue sounded great run direct through a tube preamp with no EQ... the Godin-labeled dog-ear P-90 style pickup is fat, full-range and loud, with a lot of low end. Through a tube amp, you'll want to tweak your tone controls: if you're set-up for regular single coils, the Godin will feel sluggish until you turn down the bass and let the midrange shine. You can get an extremely convincing jazz tone, but don't expect to be playing high-volume blues: I was able to induce feedback in my control room, facing a pair of nearfield monitors just peaking at 80db. Not a drawback, though... the excellent resonance that causes fast feedback also creates warmth and sustain. If I played a lot of hollow and semi hollow guitars with p-90 pickups before settling on the Godin. The Epiphones in particular felt cheap to me, I didn't like the neck carves, and were just a bit too "rock and roll" to fit what I was looking for. But the Godin is ideal... I wanted something that would bridge a gap between a flattop acoustic and a solid body electric, and the 5th Avenue does that in spades. Bottom line: if you're looking for a rock or blues guitar, this is probably not your cuppa joe. But if you're craving (as I was) something that will expose your ear to something new, something that fits well into a wide range of musical contexts, you absolutely can't do better than this for the money. The only guitar I played in my search that I liked better cost 5 times what the Godin does, and the other guitars in its price range can't touch it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • I have fallen in love

    As reviewed by ALEX HEFFRON on 1/9/2012

    I looked around forever. And at first, I actually passed this guitar up, because I heard it had a thin sound. Don't listen to that. It is full and gorgeous. SUCH GREAT TONE. And its really loud acoustic. I tried some Epiphones, even some Gibsons. I liked them, and I really liked the Gibson. But once I started to play this guitar... I fell in love. It just connected with me. I felt like this guitar was made for jazz, and I actually felt better about my playing with this. Buy it. As soon as possible.

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