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Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar

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The cutaway Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II makes the affordable North American archtop electric guitar a reality! Its paired Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickups deliver classic vintage tone with pre... Click To Read More About This Product

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The cutaway Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II makes the affordable North American archtop electric guitar a reality! Its paired Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickups deliver classic vintage tone with presence, clarity, and a little attitude thrown in for good measure!

With the soul of a 1950's archtop, the Godin 5th Avenue is a true vintage spirit of yesterday with today's level of modern guitar playability. With more projection and volume in the lows and mid tones than traditional archtop acoustic guitars, the dynamically rich tone of the 5th Avenue makes this sophisticated guitar a dream to play, but not a nightmare to pay for. From alt-country, Delta blues, slide, jazz to rock, the 5th Avenue really delivers both acoustically and electrically.

Crafted from Canadian wild cherry, the body of the 5th Avenue boasts a molded arched top and back. An adjustable bridge, classic f-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock, floating pickguard and cream binding enhance the 5th Avenue guitar's classic looks. Also, the rustic beauty of its custom polished finish gives the 5th Avenue a gorgeous satin sheen reminiscent of 19th century French polishes.

Godin includes a TRIC case that provides a level of impact protection for your 5th Avenue guitar rivaling that offered by many flight cases. The TRIC case is just slightly heavier than a typical gig bag, yet its ability to resist changes in temperature make it one of the finest innovations in guitar protection in years.

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  • Canadian wild cherry archtop
  • Canadian wild cherry back and 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
  • 2x Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickups
  • 3-way toggle switch, 1x Volume, 1x Tone
  • 16" (406 mm) fingerboard radius
  • 24.84" (630 mm) scale
  • 1.72" (43 mm) nut width
  • Includes Godin TRIC case
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Manufacturer's Warranty
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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Godin5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar

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(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)


Beautiful Archtop

By Josh

from Calgary, AB

Comments about Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar:

This is a very nice guitar with an incredible sound. I love the range of tones that the twin p-90's push out - there is a lot to work with. One minor drawback was the tone selector switch. Nearly all the ones I saw had very sloppy switches that buzzed badly even when you were playing single notes. I had the store swap it out for something a little higher end, and the problem is fixed. Overall, an amazing value!

(20 of 23 customers found this review helpful)


5th ave kingpin two

By vince

from wall new jersey

Comments about Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar:

i went after this one because i have the king pin one which i bought after reading a review.the review gave it good grades. Mine had one p 90 I love it. But i really wanted a full hollow body electric. I also want to get below the 12 th fret . When the two came out, it had the cut away i was sold infact i wished i had waited. the sound quality off amp is great but extremely mellow plugged into my fender acoustasounic. I loved to a have a gibson or a george benson ibaenz but for this price cant beat it.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


What a find!

By ken stafford

from Denver CO

Comments about Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar:

There are not too many choices on the market when it comes to hollow body electrics with single coil pickups. A GC sales rep showed me this guitar and I was hooked. Great quality and craftsmanship, tremendous sound, super playable and all at a reasonable price. Comes with a far-out case too!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


A Lot of Guitar for the Money

By Christopher Lynch

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar:

I wanted the single pickup version of this guitar as an entry-level guitar for learning jazz, based on playing it for 10 minutes at a GC store. But on a whim, I popped for the bridge pickup and the cutaway, seeing more versatility. I was not disappointed. In addition to my jazz explorations, I found that this instrument could carve out gorgeous bluesy tones like a 335, and tangy, crackling chickin pickin riffs from the back pickup, like a Tele. And since it has a ton of natural acoustic sustain, a distortion/echo pedal produces effortless, wailing leads that just flow on forever. All of these are enhanced by the giant dynamic range typical of acoustics. Top it off with the pleasant look and feel of nice workmanship, and you have enough guitar to express almost anything you might want to say. I got mine in the natural finish, and I could not be more pleased.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great value for money

By Vasudeva Muppalla

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar:

I was looking for an acoustic electric guitar for the ability to practice unplugged. The presence of a pickup offers additional flexibility of playing the instrument. The cutaway was also something that interested me although the neck is attached more like an acoustic, making the cutaway not as useful for improving access. I replaced the recommended 12 guage nickel wounds with 11 guage John Pearse PB and the tone improved markedly. I like the bronze tones in an acoustic and if you use a plectrum ( pick), it is fairly loud even unplugged. And yes, I love the smell of cherry wood whenever air gushes out the sound holes. The guitar is pretty light and easy to carry around. I was able to adjust at the bridge to the lowest height and even with 11 guage strings, there is no fret buzz at the lowest setting - at this setting, the guitars' playability is remarkable. The following are my observations about build quality- Finish - The neck showed small gap with the body where set. I don't have experience with acoustic guitars as much and so maybe they are all like that. There were tiny bits ( of wood) sticking under the polish. Usability - The bridge pickup was attached with wood screws onto a laminate- they soon came off. I bought some sheet metal screws with nuts, some washers and replaced the wood screws. Getting the nut/washer combination inside took some skill.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Slice of Heaven

By Legend in my Mind

from Sunbury, Ohio

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  • easy to move on the fret boad
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar:

    I play for fun and relaxation. This Guitar give me a lot of both.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Godin 5th Ave CW Kingpin

    By Kevin Dougherty

    from Boston

    Comments about Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar:

    Out of the box this thing was impeccable, no flaws. Very well made, great acoustic sound (I don't plug it in very often), and as everyone else has said very playable size. And the cognac burst is gorgeous. Great value for $900ish.


    A must have for serious players

    By Old Man in the Mountain

    from Canton CT

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    • Solid Electronics


      Best Uses

        Comments about Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II Archtop Electric Guitar:

        I've been in the market for an arch-top for many months, often disappointed leaving guitar shop after guitar shop. Its hard to get past the glitz of a pretty guitar made oversees, the highly shined laminate makes them very visually appealing...but there is always something that comes up short, especially the tone.

        That said, I am a Godin guitar fan. Both my solid body electric and nylon guitars are Godin. I've had them each for about six years and cant find anything that suits me better. They are incredible instruments with incredible sound. When I first came across the 5th Ave Kingpin II ... I paused over the highly acoustic feel and look of the neck. It didnt seem all that much attention went into making it overly ornate ... the action seems high and not overly fast. You know right away this isnt a shredder. I picked it up, put it down and moved on. Months later, still nothing. Finally GC had a used one for a great price, it was in like new condition, I headed out to give it a try. Plugged in, it was immediately obvious that this guitar had an incredibly clear, crisp and warm tone that stood out from the pack in a big way. Slight adjustments on the knobs allow you to dial in quickly to a setting that seems perfect. I could not have asked for anything more, the simple beauty of this guitar grows on you quickly. The build quality exceeds just about everything out there, even much more expensive models. I have this guitar home for 2 days and literally have played it for at least 10 hours. I run it with a touch of verb and a bit of compression ... it responds very well to pedals and have had no feedback issues at all.

        I will own this guitar forever ... thank you once again Godin!

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