Godin 5th Avenue Jazz - Natural

Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Flamed Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Silver Leaf Maple Neck, and 1 Humbucking Pickup - Natural
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Premium Tonewoods Make a Premium Jazz Guitar

Combining the soul of yesterday with a forward-thinking design, the Godin 5th Avenue Jazz archtop guitar is ideal for the uncompromising jazz player. Get ready for bright tone, long sustain, and plenty of bite, courtesy of the flamed maple top, back, and sides. As you plug into your favorite amp, the 5th Avenue Jazz's floating mini-humbucker gives you sweet, mellow tone with excellent sustain. 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 of the Godin 5th Avenue Jazz archtop guitar.

Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Archtop Guitar at a Glance:
  • Tonal appeal and great looks
  • Premium selection of solid tonewoods
  • Ideal for jazz
Tonal appeal and great looks

Whether you play jazz, alt-country, delta blues, rock, or anything in between, the Godin 5th Avenue Jazz is just the distinguished, tone-drenched guitar you've been looking for. Factor in the rustic-inspired beauty of its natural gloss finish, and you've got a guitar reminiscent of yesterday, with Godin's modern craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Premium selection of solid tonewoods

From the beautiful flamed maple archtop to the ebony fingerboard, the Godin 5th Avenue Jazz archtop boasts premium tonewoods for an amazingly organic sound. And as the wood used in the 5th Avenue Jazz matures, tonal balance will enhance and harmonics will become richer with age.

Ideal for jazz

Since the early 1970s, Godin has been crafting pro-quality instruments loaded with character. You'll love the clean lines, exceptionally comfortable playing feel, and exquisite tone you get from the Godin 5th Avenue Jazz archtop. The tone is rich and mellow, the sustain lets notes sing, and the playability is top-notch.

Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Archtop Guitar Features:
  • Hollowbody archtop guitar with premium tonewood selection
  • Finish: Gloss natural
  • Flamed maple construction for exceptional tone, long sustain, and lots of bite
  • Floating mini-humbucker pickup in the neck position, perfect for all manner of jazz tones
  • Silver leaf maple neck adds to the excellent note definition
  • Ebony fretboard with a 16" radius, perfect for fast fretwork
  • Hardshell case included
Pick up the Godin 5th Avenue Jazz and get a distinguished archtop guitar that's loaded with tone!

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Additional Media

Electric Guitar Buying Guide
Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Hollowbody Electric Guitar Demo - Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear, Vol. 81

Tech Specs

Body Type Hollowbody
Body Shape 5th Avenue Singlecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Flamed Maple
Top Material Flamed Maple
Color Natural
Body Finish High Gloss
Neck Material Silver Leaf Maple
Neck Shape Kingpin
Radius 16"
Scale Length 24.84"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
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 Godin Jazz floating Mini-Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way switch
Strings EJ21 Jazz Light, (.012-.052)
Manufacturer Part Number 035069

Customer Reviews

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5th Avenue Jazz--Incredible Guitar!

I thought about buying this guitar for some time. After talking with Randy Akins, (a Great Sweetwater salesman!), I was convinced. What a beautiful, fantastic sounding guitar! I have a Gibson ES-175, an ES-137, and 2 Taylors, but the Godin 5th Avenue Jazz will soon be my favorite guitar for all solos, and small band outings, etc. Compare this guitar with others at twice the price, and you'll see what a great deal this is. Then call Randy at Sweetwater.....I did!!

You could'nt do better at twice the price

I wanted an arch top for a long time, and even had my heart set on a Martin CF1. As I was looking for and did find a new CF1 I also found this Godin. I did a serious comparison of the two and found out that the CF1 was made out of laminates which I don't think is that big of a deal, but I wanted solid wood. I also wanted a guitar that was great looking, had an ebony fret board, and was easy to play. I also wanted something that I would hold on to, and not sell in a year or two. The Godin was $1300 less than the Martin, and I was dealing with Sweetwater so I knew I could return it if it wasn't what I was looking for. I made the the decision to get the Godin. I'm very happy with the choice, you could spend twice as much from another maker, and not get this much guitar. This solid cherry wood this Godin is made with is beautiful. The fit and finish are the best you'll ever see from any maker. The two things that I would have liked to seen on this guitar is a wood pick guard, but the plastic one that is on it is ok and I don't have plans on changing it. but the strap pins have to be replaced, you'll see why if you buy one. I chose loxx strap locks, and could'nt be happier with my choice. This guitar has a beautiful sound with or without amplification, although you'll only be playing to yourself or a very small group without an amp. This makes my collection complete with an Epiphone Masterbuilt acoustic, and Jim Root Tele. If you're looking for an arch top give this Godin a try it will not disappoint.
Music background: Hobbyist

A solid choice: Godin 5th Avenue Jazz

I was skeptical that the Jazz, at about twice the price of many other models in the 5th Avenue lineup, would prove worth it. But this guitar delivers. For a brand new instrument, it has a remarkably mature sound, a nicely rounded tone, clean attack and good sustain. It's a breeze to play, and the fit and finish are spot on. Seems like a great option for an emerging-but-serious student, or even a veteran player looking for something presentable that can be carried to jams with less worry than a high-end archtop. Definitely a solid choice.
Music background: hobbyist

good looking, nice sound!

experienced player with little training would not be as good as this guitar has style and class. With that being said, It's great for any playing style blues ,jazz, rock! for a moderately priced guitar and well equipped to perform at any level. I have had the guitar a week and so far it lives up to it's linage and appearance . the neck has an easy radius is very comfortable with no problem adjusting from the Gretch to the Godin, great for fast fingering style for the finger board , rose wood, the neck is maple, smooth and sleek, the finish is nice, t he cherry at first glance looked light with a flamed finish, as advertised , just a very basic and modest with one floating humbucker, I play acoustic as well as though my old peavey bandit and fender blues junior, great sound for my style, little smaller than my other guitar, feels good fight out of the box, with in days of playing the Godin jazz guitar it fit in nicely and will be a good addition the my collection. good guitar...
Music background: 40 years... gigster.
See also: Hollowbodies, Godin, Godin Hollowbody Guitars