Godin Empire HG - Mahogany

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, and 1 Humbucking Pickup - Natural Mahogany
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$649.00
Sweetwater Savings: $126.00 MSRP: $775.00

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Godin Empire HG - Mahogany
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Big on Value, with Big Tone Too!

The Godin Empire HG solidbody electric guitar sports a straightforward design with a surprisingly tenacious attitude. If we had to pick one word to describe this guitar, it'd be "punchy". Built in Richmond, Quebec, the Empire HG sports a mahogany body and a smooth-playing mahogany neck. For tonal versatility, you get a low-noise single-coil pickup at the neck with a custom humbucker at the bridge. From chimey to twangy straight through to growling, you get a lot of tone at a great price with the Godin Empire HG solidbody electric guitar.

Godin Empire HG Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • This guitar has a lot of bark and bite
  • Mahogany body for rich, lively tones
  • Ergocut shaping technique for amazingly smooth performance
This guitar has a lot of bark and bite

With a low-noise single-coil pickup at the neck, plus a custom humbucker at the bridge, you'll appreciate the wide range of tones on tap in the Godin Empire HG. It's great for crunchy classic rock, but you can really dig into the humbucker for some seriously aggressive sounds. But it seems that no matter how you dial in the Empire HG, the sound is punchy and vibrant.

Mahogany body for rich, lively tones

Hey, if mahogany guitars didn't sound good, it wouldn't be one of the most-used tonewoods in the history of electric guitar. Expect powerful lows, rich mids, and a smooth top end from the Godin Empire HG HG.

Ergocut shaping technique for amazingly smooth performance

Run your hand along the Empire HG's neck, and you'll be amazed at how smooth and fast it feels. That's because Godin's Ergocut shaping technique bevels the fret edges towards the center of the fretboard. Whether you're playing complex chord changes, or blazing your way across multiple octaves, the Ergocut process enhances the playability of the Empire HG far beyond what you'd expect at this price.

Godin Empire HG Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Highly playable electric guitar with a bright, punchy voice
  • Mahogany body is a recipe for rich, wide-ranging tones
  • Mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard sport Godin's Ergocut design for smooth playability
  • Low-noise single-coil pickup at the neck for spanky classic rock and funk tones
  • Custom humbucker at the bridge for hot lead tones and complex middle-position sounds
  • Deluxe gig bag included
You won't be disappointed with the huge value in the Godin Empire HG!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Empire
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Color Natural
Neck Material Mahogany, bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Tusq
Bridge/Tailpiece Chrome wraparound bridge, stop tailpiece
Tuners Chrome tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Godin low-noise single-coil
Bridge Pickup Godin custom humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings Godin E-10, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 037902

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