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 le... Read More
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.
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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.
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.
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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