Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II - Cognac Burst

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Canadian Wild Cherry Archtop, Back, and Sides, Silver Leaf Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2 P-90 Single-coil Pickups, and Cutaway - Cognac Burst
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Tap Into Rich Vintage Tone!

Injected with the soul of yesterday, with a forward-thinking design, the Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II archtop guitar is ideal for the sophisticated guitarist. Get ready for dynamically rich tone with plenty of projection, courtesy of the Canadian wild cherry archtop top, back, and sides. As you plug into your favorite amp, the 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II's duet of P-90 pickups gives you vintage tone with just the right dose of attitude. And thanks to the cutaway, you can grip the silver leaf maple neck and enjoy easy access all the way up the sweet-playing rosewood fingerboard.

Whether you play jazz, alt-country, delta blues, rock, or anything in between, the Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II 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 playing conveniences of today.

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. You'll love the clean lines, exceptionally comfortable playing feel, and 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 CW Kingpin II Archtop Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • Finish: Cognac Burst
  • Archtop hollowbody electric guitar
  • Canadian wild cherry archtop
  • Canadian wild cherry back and sides
  • Silver leaf maple neck
  • Contoured high-gloss black headstock
  • Custom polished finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Adjustable TUSQ bridge by Graphtech
  • Cream binding
  • 2 x Godin Kingpin P-90 single-coil pickups
  • 3-way toggle switch, 1 x volume, 1 x tone
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 24.84" scale
  • 1.72" nut width
  • Hardshell case included
Pick up the Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II and get a distinguished archtop guitar that's loaded with 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 Cognac Burst
Body Finish Acrylic Lacquer
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 2
Neck Pickup Kingpin P90 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Kingpin P90 Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way switch
Strings EJ21 Jazz Light, (.012-.052)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 032327

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This guitar is my first Godin and I must say I'm quite pleased with it. The action was setup well out of the box, the hardware and finish are amazing and the sound is clear, with each string ringing out for a truly melodious combination. Playing all the way up the neck yields the same clarity and ease of fretting. I must admit I was leary of ordering this guitar as I had never had a chance to play a Godin but it is an excellent instrument and I'm glad I got it.


Music background: CLASSICAL MUSIC

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 $$$!
Music background: Singer/Songwriter (The Glad Stones)

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.
Music background: Songwriter/Hobbyist

Fantastic guitar!!

Having recently started studying with a Jazz teacher, I decided to invest in a hollow body guitar. After a number of weeks reading reviews, watching youtube demos, reading message board threads and not finding anything negative, I decided to take a chance and order the Godin Kingpin II CW without having played it (scary right?). The guitar TOTALLY lived up to everything I read. It really is a fantastic guitar and outplays anything in it's class (and I did try a number of guitars by other manufacturers). Unplugged, the guitar projects much more than I expected - certainly not as loud or deep as my dreadnaught acoustic but still louder than expected and nicely resonant - think output more like a parlor guitar. Plugged in, the P90s provide tones ranging from twang in the bridge to rock in the middle position, to old school jazz in the neck position. It arrived from Sweetwater packed very well and was perfectly in tune when I pulled it from the case! The finish is low gloss and really looks even nicer than the pictures illustrate, good as they are. The case is a bit different from any case I have owned previously. Not a hard shell but much more than a gig bag. The outside is made from same nylon material you would find in a gig bag wrapped around a foam core, which appears to be similar to that found in bicycle helmets, offers impact protection front, back and side to side while being super light in weight. Probably not something you'd want to put on a plane or in the back of a trailer for gigging but perfect for carrying lessons, rehearsals, and gigs. Couldn't be more pleased with my purchase and Sweetwater's service!
See also: Hollowbodies, Godin, Godin Hollowbody Guitars