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Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural Cedar

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The Godin A6 Ultra Semi-Acousti-Electric guitar offers the innovative concepts found in all Godin A-series guitars. You get plugged-in acoustic sound with the feel of an electric guitar neck, along wi... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-30-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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The Godin A6 Ultra Semi-Acousti-Electric guitar offers the innovative concepts found in all Godin A-series guitars. You get plugged-in acoustic sound with the feel of an electric guitar neck, along with a chambered body that virtually eliminates feedback in live and loud settings.

The Godin A6 Ultra guitar adds "oomph" and full tone with a Godin humbucker pickup in the neck position. Other enhancements include an under-saddle transducer, dual outputs (acoustic and electric) that combine for huge stereo sound and a Custom Godin preamp voiced specifically for the A6 Ultra. The preamp gives guitarists control of their tone via sliders for acoustic volume, treble, mid, bass and independent controls for the electric humbucker volume, treble and bass.

Whether plugging into the single acoustic mix or in stereo (via both outputs), controlling your tone is at the tip of your fingers. And the Godin A6 Ultra guitar delivers in all styles of music from jazz to rock to country as well as being a great blues slide guitar.

Other appointments on the Godin A6 Ultra guitar include a solid cedar top, a 2-chambered silver leaf maple body, semi-gloss mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, and the comfortable feel of an ergocut back.

Includes a gig bag.

Features
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 16" (40.6cm)
  • Scale: 25-1/2" (64,75cm)
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16" (4.3cm)
  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Body: Two-chambered silver leaf maple
  • Finish: Semi-gloss
  • Controls: Custom Godin Pre-amp, 1x electric ouput, 1x acoustic output
  • Pick-ups: Godin Humbucker & EPM under saddle transducer
  • Includes a gig bag
Warranty
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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GodinA6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (16)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (9)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

We all know the saying . . .

We have all heard the saying that "it is a poor musician who blames his instrument," but with the Godin A6 Ultra - you are going to be saying the exact...Read complete review

We have all heard the saying that "it is a poor musician who blames his instrument," but with the Godin A6 Ultra - you are going to be saying the exact opposite. You are going to be praising this instrument, and telling everyone you know how it is making you a better musician. First off, this is not "an acoustic guitar" in any traditional sense of the word. It is, at best, a Thinline. The best way to describe the acoustic difference in the sound is that it lacks the natural percussion that you get from an acoustic guitar. But here are the benefits: It is the size of an electric guitar, but lighter than any solid body electric you will ever play. It has a very sweet finish - I am kicking myself a little for not springing for the vintage sunburst. It is nice and slim and it is SUPER EASY to play. I have never played as smooth with any guitar as I do with this one. It might be that it is just the perfect fit for me. The neck radius has the right amount of width for my hands - not too big and not too slim. It showed up perfectly set up. I didn't need to do a thing to it. The only odd thing was I didn't think it came with a gig bag, it did not say that it did in the description, so I ordered one, and low and behold, it showed up in a gig bag and then I had an extra one.

But otherwise, plug this guitar in, and enjoy the sweet tone it delivers. I keep the acoustic channel essentially clean - though I do enjoy mixing in just a smidge of that humbucker on occassion. But what I mostly do is run the acoustic side through a Zoom A2 Acoustic pedal. The flexibility and ability to dial in tone is amazing with those two paired - they are the pefect pair. And then I go ahead and run the electric side through my pedal board (EHX Knockout, Big Muff, Chorus Clone, and Small Stone) and into my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and POW - I have a full electric rig and I don't swap guitars! And it is every bit as sweet as the Godin Kingpin P90 that I traded for this - minus all the annoying Feedback I would get. I'm Electric. I'm Acoustic. I'm Both. The options are incredible. And that is what is great about this guitar. You are so flexible that this guitar could almost never be the wrong choice of Axe (At least for what I play).

Finally, be prepared if you buy this guitar! You are going to be fielding lots of questions. No one has any idea what you are doing, or how, and no one has ever seen this guitar before. It seems there is no end to the fascination at the look and the flexibility of this guitar. Musicians and laypeople a like. I only wish I had found this guitar 20 years ago. I would be a Rock God today if I had. I play better then I ever have, and am constantly hearing the possibilities of things I can do with this guitar in my head.

Well, I'm going to head back to the studio and see if I cannot get one radio hit before I die. And if I do, it will be because of this guitar.
See my comments below. How could it be anything other than Fantastic? It is both an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar. What more do you need?
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Most Liked Negative Review

 

major design flaw cheap hardware

this guitar plays great sounds incredible plugged in. loved the guitar until ibroke a string. when the string breaks at the saddle if the ball end of the string falls down into the guitar...Read complete review

this guitar plays great sounds incredible plugged in. loved the guitar until ibroke a string. when the string breaks at the saddle if the ball end of the string falls down into the guitar it makes its way down the wiring hole and into the input jack area, it will short the jack connections and cause major distortion. the input jack has to be removed to remove the string end. a real pain in a live situation. Also, the tuning machine heads are very cheap i have had to replace two of them in the middle of a gig because they both split down the middle. if not for these two issues i would have given this guitar a much higher rating

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1.0

Would not buy this product again.

By JR

from Amsterdam N.Y.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Poor Construction
  • Strings too high for playing on the upper frets.

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Useless for playing upper fret lead.

Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar based on all the great reviews. I expected a guitar that I could play and get an acoustic and electric sound and the A6 has it. However, after the first five frets the play ability is that of a very cheep instrument. The strings are so far away from the neck that it is impossible to even to get clear chords let alone single notes. Play ability is everything in a guitar. I know because I have been playing for almost 60yrs and I knew when I received the guitar I made a terrible mistake.

 
5.0

Very recommended!!!

By Chen born with talent

from New york city

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Very playful. You can play this for hours without hurting your fingers. Very clear sound.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Professional player 25+ years

    By Bigstrick

    from Alabama

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I play 4 to 8 gigs a week.
      Acoustic tone is great for the size of the body. Comparing it to my standard size acoustic it is not as deep and round but it's still very good. It cuts through nicely in the mix.
      The humbucker is great! Very strong output and thick. You can roll back some of the lows and give it a single coil like tone. Running this stereo is the only way to go! Very good tuners as well!
      This guitar plays great. Good feel. Very responsive. I played 4x4hr gigs in two days when I first got it. It didn't miss a beat. I play a lot of solos and loops and this was easier on me than playing my large standard acoustic. I wanted a T5 but couldn't afford it. This is a great guitar and performs well even at the highest standards.

       
      5.0

      Professional player approved!

      By Roger

      from Alabama

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I am a professional player. I play many styles. The tone of the acoustic is good and the electric tone is excellent. I run this stereo into two amps. I use a loop and loop the acoustic and then solo over it through my electric amp. Excellent!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Highly recommended

          By James

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar sight-unseen based on reviews and price. I wanted a thinline acoustic partly for comfort in playing and partly for feedback control. I've had this guitar for 10 days now and have done 3 gigs with it. I love everything about it; it's the best guitar for the money I've ever bought, and does everything I wanted it to do. The controls and routing are great, the humbucker is a great idea, though I normally want the straight acoustic sound. The amplified acoustic sound is light-years ahead of anything I've gotten from any other guitar. Feedback issues reduced a couple hundred percent. Great action with the strings put on at the factory. Unplugged sound isn't bad either, though of course you probably wouldn't use it for recording (but that's not what it's designed for).

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          perfect for Praise and Worship

          By Rick

          from southern indiana

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune
          • Two Guitar Sounds At Once

          Cons

          • Needs a string change

          Best Uses

          • Modern Praise And Worship
          • Solo Acts

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I Use .10 to .47 acoustic Elixer Nanoweb 80/20 Bronze strings (not Phospher Bronze) . I tried about 7 different Gauges and sets of strings acoustic and electric. This gives me a perfect acoustic sound and a great electric tone also. Electric strings sacrifice acoustic sound and I found these acoustic strings didn't sacrifice electric sound or tone. I might add I didn't like play ability or sound of original sting. These set of 10s play much easier with the elixers. Not sure why ? they are supposed to have 10s originally. This guitar shines when using both signals separate and is perfect in a solo act. Will never replace a great acoustic or a great electric used by themselves. I play Modern praise and worship rock. I run acoustic Jack to PA and Electric Jack through a Zoom G3X into the PA. I get a huge sound. I use the volume pedal on my electric sound in the G3x set as the amp Gain and its perfect. I bring in the Gain on the pedal as needed for more of a rock sound. All I can say is WOW. Play ability is more like an acoustic with light gauge stings on it. I'm use to high end acoustics and electrics. It wont play like a fine electric but is defiantly easier on the hands than most acoustics out there. Over all a set of new strings and a little tweaking with how your set up and its amazing.

           
          5.0

          Great deal for a great guitar

          By Marty B

          from Baltimore MD

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Combo Acoustic-electric
          • Good Feel
          • Lightweight
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

          • Needs Twerking

          Best Uses

            Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Many guitars in one.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Godin A6 Ultra

            By Jack

            from Byron Center, MI

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Great Choice For My Needs
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I wanted a guitar to replace my acoustic-electric for most of the songs we play in the 4 piece group I play in. The Godin A6 Ultra has become my favorite guitar due to the ease of playing and the tones I get by utilizing the dual cord system. I plug the chord for the bridge pickup directly into one of the PA mixer channels and the other I run through my pedals before going to another channel of the Mixer. The GC in Kentwood, MI processed my order and it arrived as described and on time. Their return policy of 45 days provides plenty of time to try it out.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Extremely playable and versatile guitar

              By Chridman

              from Gothenburg

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I am very satisfied with this guitar. The neck feels lovely in my hand and it's great for practising as it does not make a great deal of noise when not plugged in. It's the kind of guitar that makes you just want to keep picking it up and playing. I got the 'cognac burst' which is I guess Godin's name for vintage burst or violin burst. It's very stylish IMO.

                I have only had one gig since buying this guitar but it had a nice sound through the P.A. I intend to use it as my main gigging guitar in the future (I play mainly on my own, pub covers or my own songs) but if in the future a band type setting arises or a jam, I could plug this into an amp.
                This guitar has every situation covered it seems, which is why I bought it.

                I would like to inform readers about my experience with strings as I noticed that it can be a bit confusing because Godin recommend one gauge in the guitar's user manual and quite another gauge in the product presentation on their website!

                After a while I changed the original factory strings to Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies (10-46, plain G) and had them on the guitar for some time. Although easy to play these strings affected the intonation and the guitar did not tune well.

                Researching online I discovered that there were only really two sets of strings for acoustic/electric use. GHS White Bronze and DR Zebras. Having read a couple of not so hot reviews of the Zebras I decided to order a set of the White Bronze online as no shop in my town stocked them. I got the XL gauge, which is 11-48 (all the gauges have a wound G) which is the lightest gauge that they make.

                I put them on and was surprised what a difference they made! The guitar immediately 'settled' and the tuning became good. I had read somewhere on the net that a wound G was needed for this guitar and this is totally true. Don't put a plain G on this guitar!

                I don't want to diss the Zebras as I have not tried them but I can definitely recommend the White Bronze strings in XL gauge for the Godin Ultra A6! That said, I haven't tried them amplified yet, but I imagine that they do the job. Will report on that further on down the line..

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                worth it.

                By maxwell223

                from Colorado Springs, Co

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Nice, you won't be disappointed.

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