Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II (Cognac Burst) Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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April 15, 2013Music Background:
Great InstrumentGreat workmanship. Nice look and very nice sound even without the amp. Easy finger board. Great that it is not made in China. I am very satisfied after playing it for 3 days. It has made an impression on me and some of my friends
from United States
October 26, 2011Music Background:
Fingerpicking, Sound Engineer, Jazz
AmazingI've had a lot of guitars over the years, and I don't usually review products but this guitar is stunning. The sound quality is amazing, and you can achieve a lot of sounds with the two pickups. The craftsmanship is unbelievable for the price. I would recommend this to anyone.
from Midwest USA
August 2, 2011Music Background:
Totally Underrated!I spent a good long time looking for a hollow or semi-hollow electric guitar with P-90s, I played everyone that I could get my hands on, including several guitars from companies I wouldn't normally consider. I couldn't be happier that I did. The Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II feels amazing, plays like a dream, and sounds fantastic. What's more, there's a certain novelty to owning a Canadian-made guitar that's constructed from rapidly renewable resources, and build with the kind of care you'd never expect from a self-important American guitar company. The Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II totally blew away every other similar guitar he played, which made buying one one of the easiest decisions I've ever made. I simply couldn't recommend this guitar highly enough.
May 26, 2011Music Background:
Singer/Songwriter (The Glad Stones)
100% Beautiful.It is the perfect guitar for me as it serves not only as a good Jazz and Blues guitar, but does just smashing for other genres.
A fine guitar for that more acoustic oriented feel but whips up a big and deep tone when hooked up to the amp.
It is a wonderful buy at such a good price.
This 100% Beauty is definitely value for $$$!
January 27, 2013Music Background:
Excellent valueI've had one of these for a year now. Time, and the recent purchase of a comparably priced Gretsch G5420T archtop that had serious quality control problems, has made me appreciate the Godin all the more. The tone, playability, and fit and finish are excellent for the price (and it is gorgeous). I marked it down a little bit for three reasons:
1.) The buttons on the tuners are tiny and unpleasant to manipulate, and cannot be replaced. I swapped the tuners out for 16:1 Grover Imperials.
2.) The placement of the notches for the E and B strings on the bridge was way off, despite the fact that the bridge is positioned exactly where it should be. I refiled the notches so that the strings are now directly above the pickup pole screws.
3.) The TRIC case is butt-ugly junk. In just ten months the foam on mine shrank, pulling away from the hinges and making for a poor seal. I replaced it with a Roadrunner archtop case, which is much better except that the seal is still not great.
from New York
December 20, 2010Music Background:
Really sweet acoustic guitar here folks!This arrived from Sweetwater within 48 hours after I ordered it in mint condition. The hard case is unusual, it is made of high grade foam. The guitar is not large and is exceptionally responsive to picking dynamics. Instant back porch blues and jazz pours right out from this guitar, Really plays well, the action is very low with no buzzing. Sounds vintage through a powerful amp like my 100 watt Marshall tube. Very clear sound, the pickups are also quite responsive. No noise no hum here. I have the cognac color but the burgundy looks appealing also. Smaller and more cozy than say the new Gretsch Tim Armstrong hollowbody. With the case the whole set up is very light on the go, I would say about 7 pounds with the case, A real winner here I am impressed with the quality of this manufacturer. If I did not already have enough solid body guitars I would also consider a Godin solid body such as the Icon 2.
December 24, 2012Music Background:
Amature musician, plays steel drums, percussion and a little keyboard
Love it...Loving this guitar more every day....
Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Canadian Wild Cherry Archtop, Canadian Wild Cherry Back and Sides, Silver Leaf Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 P-90 Single-coil Pickups, and Cutaway - Cognac Burst