Godin A5 Ultra - 5 string Natural Fretless

5-string Semi-acoustic Bass with Maple Body, Spruce Top, Maple Neck, Fretless Richlite Fingerboard, 1 Humbucking Pickup, Undersaddle Transducers, and Synth Access - Natural
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Incredible Musical Potential in This Semi-acoustic Bass

With your Godin A5 Ultra five-string fretless semi-acoustic bass guitar in hand, you've got a lot more than just rich, organic bass tones under your fingers. In addition to Godin's custom saddle transducers for vibrant acoustic tones, the A5 Ultra packs a Lace Sensor electric pickup for traditional electric bass sounds. Factor in Godin's Synth Access 13-pin output, which lets you connect directly to Roland GR Series guitar and bass synth products, and you'll see there's very little you can't do with the Godin A5 Ultra fretless semi-acoustic bass guitar.

Godin A5 Ultra Five-string Fretless Semi-acoustic Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Wide-ranging bass tones served up by a chambered maple body and solid spruce top
  • Two different pickups for two very different sounds
  • Synth Access output gives you control over MIDI instruments
Wide-ranging bass tones served up by a chambered maple body and solid spruce top

You'll be conjuring a wide range of tones from the Godin A5 Ultra, thanks to its smart construction and tonewood combination. The two-chamber Silver Leaf maple body has a rich low-to-midrange presence, with articulation and presence enhanced by the solid spruce top. Even played acoustically, this bass sounds great. And with powerful electronics on board, you can cover an amazing amount of tonal territory when you plug into your amplifier.

Two different pickups for two very different sounds

The A5 Ultra sports Godin's custom undersaddle transducers for clear, vibrant acoustic bass tones. But you also have a Lace Sensor low-profile electric pickup onboard, with its own volume and treble/mid/bass tone controls. Plug into your favorite tube amplifier, and you'll be able to groove along with rock, blues, jazz, or practically any other style.

Synth Access output gives you control over MIDI instruments

Godin put their 13-pin Synth Access output on the A5 Ultra so you can connect directly to Roland GR Series guitar and bass synthesizers without requiring extra hardware. Use a 13-pin to 5-pin converter, and you'll be able to connect to any MIDI instrument you'd like to play via your bass. You can use this to add extra timbres on top of your bass tone, or simply to play your synthesizers without having to put down your bass and reach for the keys.

Godin A5 Ultra Five-string Fretless Semi-acoustic Bass Guitar Features:
  • Tone-packed semi-acoustic bass with three different output options
  • Richlite fingerboard with 16" radius plays fast and smooth
  • Custom undersaddle transducers and preamp provide rich, organic acoustic tones
  • Lace Sensor low-profile electric pickup gives you classic solidbody electric bass tones
  • 13-pin Synth Access output gives you control over Roland GR Series synthesizers
You've got a true workhorse bass with the Godin A5 Ultra in your hands!

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Bass Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Body Shape A Ultra
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 5
Color Natural
Body Material Silver leaf maple body, solid spruce top
Body Finish Semi-Gloss
Neck Material Rock maple, Bolt-on
Nut Width 1.69"
Fingerboard Material Richlite, 16" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets Fretless
Scale Length 34"
Tuners Chrome tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup Lace Sensor low-profile humbucker
Bridge Pickup Custom Godin saddle transducers
Controls Volume, Treble/Mid/Bass tone controls
Strings ECB81-5SL, (.045-.132)
Manufacturer Part Number 033638

Customer Reviews

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Commanding

This guitar has presence that commands you to be a better player. She sings plugged in and still does some talking while not. I like the weight. though I'm not doing four hour gigs with it.(anything else for that matter). I have only had one other fretless and I love it ,but this has so much more to it. The step up I needed, with that good feeling it will be around for a LONG time. It also arrived in perfect condition as have my other guitars from Sweetwater. I keep hearing that from my friends too.It's where to shop.Great business philosophy there. Makes my day to see that!
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My new love

I've been playing bass for over 15 years. The past 10 of them professionally as my full time job. I mostly play upright bass but I've been getting into electric bass lately because of new gigs and curiosity. I ordered this bass after drooling over it for a few years. When it came to my door, I took it out and played a few scales and my life has never been the same. This bass is unbelievable. All of my fellow pro bass players that have tried it are in love to. But she's my baby. Don't touch my baby.
Music background: Jazz, Punk and Latin
See also: Fretless, Godin, Godin 5-string Bass Guitars, Godin Fretless Basses