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The Godin 5th Avenue series now makes the affordable North American archtop guitar a reality.This rockin' archtop cutaway with Bigsby tremolo is enough to satisfy all of your rockabilly, blues-rock, a... Click To Read More About This Product
The Godin 5th Avenue series now makes the affordable North American archtop guitar a reality.
This rockin' archtop cutaway with Bigsby tremolo is enough to satisfy all of your rockabilly, blues-rock, and/or shoegazer dream rock fantasies. It features a pair of Custom Godin Humbucker pickups delivering a load of serious tones, all controlled via a 3-way toggle switch and volume & tone knobs. The Gloss Tops (GT) are paired with semi-gloss back & sides that deliver a stunning aesthetic look to the guitar.
The body of the 5th Avenue Uptown GT features a molded arched top and back. Other features include Canadian wild cherry top, back and sides or Flame maple top with Canadian wild cherry core on the Trans Red Flame model. Silver leaf maple neck with ebony fingerboard, cream binding, classic f-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock with high-ratio tuners and a roller saddle adjustable bridge with Tusq base by Graphtech. Includes case.
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Comments about Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT Guitar with Bigsby:
This guitar looks and sounds gorgeous. Has a slight western twang among the bluesy clear tones (at least the way I play it). I have some minor issues with fret buzz because I play down-tuned, which I am sure could be fixed in someway. I raised the bridge and it got rid of most of it. I changed the strings to D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic strings to give it more punch acoustically and it's a near perfect guitar for me and my sound now. Like literately the natural tone meshes very well with the tone of my voice.
Through my set up (Fender Twin and a smaller Vox, EQ'd mostly flat and warm) the high pitched strings came out a little bright so I adjusted the pickups away from them to balance the sound with the lower strings. If I'm being really nitpicky I might complain about the position of the Bigsby. I would wish it could be higher towards where I strum but it's kind of a big guitar so I'm sure the logistics of moving it would be very hard to achieve. Plus I've gotten used to it.
I've owned this guitar for about 2 months and already it's become irreplaceable to me. It's incredibly versatile and has many applications.