Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Canadian Wild Cherry Archtop, Canadian Wild Cherry Back and Sides, Silver Leaf Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 1 P-90 Single-coil Pickup - Cognac Burst
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Weight: 4lbs 14oz
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Sophisticated Archtop!Injected with the soul of yesterday, the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin archtop guitar is ideal for the sophisticated guitarist. Get ready for dynamically rich tone with plenty of projection, thanks to the Canadian wild cherry archtop top, back, and sides. Then, as you plug into your favorite amp, you'll be greeted with the 5th Avenue Kingpin's attitude-tinged vintage tone, courtesy of the single P-90 pickup at the neck. This full-flavored beauty is the kind of guitar you won't want to put down!
Whether you play jazz, alt-country, delta blues, rock, or anything in between, the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin is just the distinguished, tone-drenched guitar you've been looking for. Factor in the rustic-inspired beauty of its custom satin-sheened polished finish, and you've got a guitar reminiscent of yesterday, with all the stability of today.
Since the early 1970s, Godin has been crafting pro-quality instruments loaded with innovations. Whether you're a session pro or a recreational player, Godin has a guitar built to suit you perfectly. You'll love the clean lines, the exceptionally comfortable playing feel, and the exquisite tone you get from a Godin guitar. You get it all: classic craftsmanship, modern features, and amazing tonality. Here's your chance to get your hands on a pro-quality guitar!
Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Archtop Guitar Features at a Glance:
Pick up the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin and get a distinguished archtop guitar that's loaded with tone!
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David, Renton, WA
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin
by willieP from Texasno wonder Guitar Player Magazine had it as "Player's Choice" when it debuted in 2008... it is an "entertainer" for sure... put me in a corner with this one and I will stay out of trouble... it is ever... read more [+]ything as advertised close [-]
May 2, 2013
Music Background: player/jam-man
by David from A Texan Soldier stationed in GermanyThis guitar is first and foremost a visual beauty. Exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail mark this as the one guitar you want to keep on display when family and friends visit.
December 21, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
... read more [+] More importantly though is the glorious tone: warm, rich, and eminently comforting. You could not only play this guitar all day, but you could also listen to it all day. close [-]
by Kris from New HampshireThis is a beautiful guitar. The cognac burst has the look of an old elegant violin. This guitar is very well made and the good craftsmanship is evident. The guitar came with a checklist of 11 paramete... read more [+]rs such as fret wire, neck, bridge, finish etc. next to which were the initials of each inidividual craftsman that had quality controlled the product. The finish and set up were excellent out of the box. The genius in the guitar is the simple elegance. Instead of trying to copy 1,000 + dollar guitars with cheap appointments, Godin concentrates on quality over quantity. Sure, it doesn't have a fancy neck binding or pearl inlays but what it does have it does very well. I tried Ibanez, Epiphone and Gretsch at this price point or close and I can tell you for craftsmanship the Godin wins hands down. Everyone who I show it to handles it delicately mistakenly believing its an expensive guitar. It has a beautiful finish, tight tolerance, nice sound. It does however feed back quite a bit at higher volumes. This is a guitar for jazz or blues gigs with low stage volume. It doesn't come with a case which was disappointing. I personally would not pay the kind of money they are asking for the TRIC case. I don't think it's worth it personally having used this case. I think it could have at least come with a case for a $700.00 guitar. Overall, still an amazing buy, close [-]
July 15, 2011
Music Background: Gigging Musician.
Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin
by Dave Walker from Chicago, ILGreat guitar for the money. Feels a little stiff at first, but after a couple of weeks of playing gigs, this guitar is becoming a staple for me. Plays more like an acoustic than an electric, but has... read more [+] the classic early jazz era tone even straight through a PA without an amp. Highly recommended. close [-]
June 22, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician
Amazing value and a great player
by Scott from N.E. OhioI've owned this guitar for a year now and it has become my go-to guitar. I play a variety of styles, fingerstyle, jazz, praise and worship, etc. This guitar handles those styles well. The fit and f... read more [+]inish are very good. The guitar is every bit as beautiful as the pictures, maybe more so. It's light so it can be played for hours. The neck has a nice profile. The pickup is good for a stock pickup. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is the tuners. While they are good, functional and vintage looking, I can see myself upgrading them down the road. It's not necessary, but they aren't the most expensive tuners. They are good enough. One nice thing, the bridge is made of Tusq, but looks like ebony or dark rosewood. It transfers the sound quite nicely. I've even used this guitar in place of an acoustic, and when eq'd it can sound pretty close. I've gotten lots of compliments on the looks and sound of this guitar. It's a keeper and I would immediately replace it if ever lost. close [-]
September 18, 2010
Music Background: performing musician, guitar teacher and worship leader
Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin (Cognac Burst)
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