Godin ACS-SA Slim - Natural Demo

Nylon-string Electric Guitar with Chambered Silver Leaf Maple Body, Cedar Top, Mahogany Neck, and Richlite Fingerboard - Natural
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A Beautiful Guitar, a Ton of Tonal Options

Comfortable playing a steel-string guitar but looking to add a bit of that nylon-string flavor to your repertoire? Look no further! The Godin ACS-SA Slim was designed with a slim neck, Godin's Ergocut shaping technique, and a 16" fingerboard radius, all in the name of making it play like your favorite steel-string instrument. The RMC transducer pickup system reproduces the acoustic vibe in detail, and there's even a 13-pin synth connector!

Godin made the ACS-SA Slim from the ground up to sound great, and it definitely delivers. This gorgeous guitar has a chambered silver leaf maple body with a beauty of a cedar top, for a magical balance warmth and sustain. The ACS-SA Slim's mahogany neck is fast and comfortable, and it's topped with an exquisite Richlite fingerboard. This guitar isn't just amazingly versatile; it's incredibly classy.

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 ACS-SA Slim Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • Mahogany neck
  • Richlite Fingerboard
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 25 1/2" Scale
  • 1.715" nut width
  • Chambered Silver Leaf Maple body and Cedar top
  • Custom RMC electronics with 13-pin connector for direct control of Roland GR Series and Axon AX100 guitar synths
  • Natural Semi-Gloss finish
  • Godin VBGAC Gig Bag Included
A great guitar and a whole lot more with the Godin ACS-SA Slim!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape ACS-SA Slim
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Acrylic Lacquer
Top Wood Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Silverleaf maple
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Richlite, 16" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Mini dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq nut
Nut Width 1.715"
Electronics RMC electronics with 13-pin output
Strings Pro Arte Classical Hard Tension, (.028-.044)
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 032167

Customer Reviews

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Godin nylon slim

Firstly, what an amazing store! The persons that assisted me on my purchase both online and at the store were really great and knowledgable. They permitted me to try out several Godin ACS slims that they had in stock so I could pick out the one that felt right for me. The quality of the guitar is excellent; from the satin finish, fret job, action (this particular one) and components. This nylon string electric sounds great amplified. Not really an acoustic instrument (you're not buying this for that). Neck shape and action is pretty comfortable for me being mainly an electric guitar player. Super satisfied with Sweetwater and this instrument!
Music background: Serious jazz guitar hoppyist

What a fun guitar

I enjoy playing this guitar as much as any I own. Harmonics are spot on and a pleasure to play. I have other nylon string guitars. However, this is the one I play the most. My Sweetwater sales rep said I would love this guitar. He was right. It is just a lot of fun to play.
Music background: 40 years playing

Excellent guitar and very well set up when received

I have bought numerous items from Sweetwater including this guitar. The process for purchase is easy, swift and the customer is always right. The packaging is very protective for shipping and the guitar arrives without any damage. The multi point check as always covers all aspects and the guitar was ready to use right out of the box. The "slim" is a very unique guitar, easy to play and with the multi faceted outputs provides a world of sounds when used with GR-55. I absolutely love it. Godin makes a quality product and I have no trouble recommending it to anyone. My customer service rep, Josh Estock, was helpful, informative and always quick to respond to my questions and inquiries. Have purchased items from other "online" dealers, but none compare to the service I have received from Sweetwater. Give Josh a call, he knows his subjects and can answer almost any inquiry you pose.
Music background: Hobbyist

Godin ACS-SA Slim UNIQUE !

UNIQUE I did not know what too expect I could not find one in any music store to play.Went to my Sweetwater and its home!The combination of solid body nylon strings eq synth. WOW if your a creative person your going to love this beautiful crafted guitar. It sounds unbeliveable pure tones. I use my Roland GR-55 synthesizer perfact match for the ACS-SA slim.
Music background: Recording and bands

Godin ACS-SA Slim

Beautiful, beautiful guitar. In both sound and looks and feel. Fit and finish is excellent. Tone felt slightly muddy in the mids at higher volume (read: at gig volume - there was some additional EQ/sound shaping I felt I needed). LR Braggs Powered DI box solved this and kept the tone defined well and crisp - without the muddiness. (note: single note classical players - less of an issue... but bear down hard on chords - you'll hear what I mean). With the additional presence that the LR Braggs brings - this is now my go to guitar for coffee shop gigs and acoustic style recordings. Tried 13 pin access to a GR-55 at a music store... VERY cool - just not sure how practical some of those tones will be in a live setting... so I'm 1/4"-ing it for now :) Backpack case is a nice one - but a hard case would have been preferred. Neck plays very intuitively coming from primarily playing an early eighties Les Paul. Intonation is DEAD ON. VERY, VERY happy I purchased this guitar!
Music background: Gigging hobbyist...
See also: Classic Guitars, Godin, Godin Classical/Nylon String Guitars, Godin MIDI Guitars/Pickups