Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT - Natural

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Canadian Wild Cherry Archtop, Back, and Sides, Silver Leaf Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 1 Humbucking Pickup - Natural
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Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT - Natural image 1
$1,195.00
Sweetwater Savings: $200.00 MSRP: $1,395.00

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Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT - Natural
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One Classy Archtop!

The Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT archtop electric guitar gives you old-school archtop style with a clear and expressive sound that's entirely its own. Acoustically, you'll get a brilliant range of rich tone and natural projection, complements of the5th Avenue Composer GT's high-gloss Canadian wild cherry arched top with a satin-finished back and sides to match. And when you plug into your favorite amplifier, you'll hear these marvelous acoustic overtones spring to life, captured and completed by one of Godin's amazing humbucking pickups. Class, quality, and amazing tone - you get it all when you buy your Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT archtop guitar from Sweetwater.

Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Canadian wild cherry delivers a sweet sound like no other
  • 5th Avenue archtops combine vintage class with modern precision
  • Godin - creating innovative, high-quality guitars since the early '70s
Canadian wild cherry delivers a sweet sound like no other

When people see you holding your Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT hollowbody electric guitar chances are, they're going to assume it cost a fortune. That's because the unique grain and wildly varied figuring of its Canadian wild cherry top, back, and sides look like some pricy exotic wood you only see in guitar collectors magazines (or on the pricier guitars here in Sweetwater's amazing Guitar Gallery). And once you play it, it's hard to convince anyone how little you spent on this magnificent instrument. No joke, this has happened to several of us at Sweetwater. The fact is, the choice of this abundant, rapidly renewable, and gorgeous tonewood comes at absolutely no expense to the sound of the Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT; in fact, its one of the things that makes it so special.

5th Avenue archtops combine vintage class with modern precision

Godin's entire 5th Avenue lineup has been popular from the first and steadily catching fire ever since. That's because Godin is doing what few other American guitar makers can claim - making quality guitars, such as the Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT, from solid materials and sound construction techniques, and offering them at a more than reasonable price. This goes doubly for guitars such as the Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT, whose archtop nature relies on an impressive balance of tension and tonewood characteristics. The result is a guitar that looks, plays, and sounds like it wandered straight out of the early mid twentieth century, but is built to the tight tolerances only twenty-first century technology can offer.

Godin - creating innovative, high-quality guitars since the early '70s

In Since the early 1970s, Godin has been crafting pro-quality instruments loaded with innovations. Whether you're a session pro or a re-creational player, Godin has a guitar built to suit you perfectly. As with any Godin guitar, you'll love the clean sound, the exceptionally comfortable playing feel, and the exquisite beauty the 5th Avenue Composer GT archtop has to offer. You get it all: classic craftsmanship, modern features, and amazing tonality. If you want pro quality like this for an almost unreasonably low price, then you owe yourself the chance to try out this 5th Avenue Composer GT guitar.

Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT Archtop Electric Guitar Features:
  • A beautiful vintage-style hollowbody electric guitar outfitted for use onstage or in the studio
  • Gloss-finished Canadian wild cherry archtop looks amazing and complements the sweet sound of the satin-finished matching back and sides
  • Silver leaf maple neck provides epic stability and the perfect bite to your sound
  • Classy rosewood fingerboard feels great and plays smoothly
  • Adjustable floating TUSQ bridge by Graphtech allows you to achieve the perfect intonation
  • Edges finished with elegant cream binding
  • 1 x Godin humbucking pickup captures the dynamic sound of mid-twentieth-century archtop guitars
  • TRIC humidity resistant hardshell case included
Pick up the Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT and get a distinguished archtop guitar that's loaded with classic humbucker tone!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape 5th Avenue Singlecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Canadian Wild Cherry
Top Material Laminated Canadian Wild Cherry
Color Natural
Body Finish Acrylic Lacquer (gloss top, satin back and sides)
Neck Material Silver Leaf Maple, 16" Radius
Neck Shape Kingpin
Scale Length 24.84"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, Set
Fingerboard Inlay Dot
Number of Frets 21
Nut Width 1.72"
Nut Material Tusq
Bridge/Tailpiece Graph Tech TUSQ Bridge, Trapeze
Tuners High-ratio open geared nickel tuners
Number of Pickups 1
Neck Pickup Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Strings EJ21 Jazz Light, (.012-.052)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 036677

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4.5/5

Great step up

I got mine through retailer as a factor reconditioned, so my experience is slightly off. Also, I did not get mine through Sweetwater, though this was solely a financial decision because of the outstanding deal I got.That said, this is a step up for me. My first archtop was a lower end model and this is definitely better. Overall impression is great!Good finish and build quality. No major design issues at all. I love the blond look (I usually go for brunettes).Sound is great. A lot of tone response in controls and on the fretboard. My big question prepurchase was its acoustic sound, which is stellar of only a little quiet. It isn't an acoustic instrument, but can do the job in small settings rehearsing. I recorded a small amount on it unplugged. It does its job.I prefer bound necks, but this one is great. It has the same finish problem of any guitar where it could use a fret dress, but it isn't noticibly poor build quality.My one down side is the neck joint is not as flush as I am used to. The taper leaves the body noticeably in the way as you get up the neck. Nothing a little technique won't iron out, but worth mentioning.
Music background: Professional musician
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