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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Weight: 5lbs 3oz
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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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Crazy sweet guitar This puppy plays soon nice. Be surprised for a good priced hollow. Gorgeous looks vintage.


When it comes to buying guitars or accessories online I will only use Sweetwater Guitars. Their service was simply OUTSTANDING! My guitar arrived on time and in PERFECT shape. My Godin Kingpin II plays like "butta", the frets were dressed perfectly & the neck relief is set perfectly. The action is set low as I requested. I had Sweetwater change the tuners to Grover Imperials before the guitar was shipped and techs accomplished an excellent job without any scratches to the headstock.
Music background: Intermediate Hobbyist - Loves the Blues!

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)

My best guitar

I am an adult amateur player and guitar collector. My guitars have ebbed and flowed over the years but I have owned over 20. I currently have 7 and this one is the best of the lot. Initially I intended to put creamery p-90's in it, but once I heard the Godin p-90's there was no need. They are the quietest smoothest sounding pickups... I could not believe how wonderful they sound. I also got Thomastik and D'Addario jazz and gypsy jazz strings at first but did not like how dead they sounded. I ended up using D'Addario phospher bronze light acoustic strings to get the tone I wanted. Amplified it sounds good clean or with mild bluesy distortion. Acoustic it sounds as good as ANY hollow body electric I have been around (including lower end Gibsons, higher end Gretsch, Ibanez, Eastman). To me personally it feels like a very well set up Taylor 300 series. The only modification I have made is the addition of a bone nut and setup by my luthier. Others have complained mildly about the tuners or the lack of a lot of visible binding on the front. IMO binding is a personal preference... and the tuners on mine feel and work just right. I have done a fair amount of research over the years, and believe the 5th avenue to be the best sub $1000 jazz box on the market. This will be a guitar I keep forever and pass down to my kids.
Music background: Acoustic, blues, metal


I'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.
Music background: Fingerpicking, Sound Engineer, Jazz
See also: Hollowbodies, Godin, Godin Hollowbody Guitars