Godin Passion RG-3 - Natural Mahogany, Rosewood FB

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Red Cedar Body, Mahogany Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3 Single-coil Pickups, and HDR Revoicer - Natural
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$1,795.00
Sweetwater Savings: $1,605.00 MSRP: $3,400.00

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Godin Passion RG-3 - Natural Mahogany, Rosewood FB
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A Guitar for Those Passionate About Single-coils

Are you looking for a unique and innovative single-coil guitar? You owe it to yourself to check out the Godin Passion RG-3 guitar. This guitar is a culmination of Robert Godin's guitar vision and the request of players from over the years. Not just another single-coil knock-off, the RG-3 boasts unique woods, chambered bodies, custom neck design and innovative electronics. The Passion RG-3 bodies are made from sitka spruce or red cedar and designed with five specifically tuned chambers to keep the guitar lightweight and resonant. The custom-voiced pickups and High-Definition Revoicer electronics give this guitar a versatility unseen in other single-coil guitars. The Godin Passion RG-3 guitars are an evolution of the single-coil guitar.

Passion RG-3 at a Glance:
  • Unique Tone Woods
  • Resonant Chambering
  • Custom Electronics
Unique Tone Woods

The Godin Passion RG-3 series of guitars uses incredibly resonant woods for the body and top. You can choose between sitka spruce or red cedar for the body of your guitar. Red cedar is extremely lightweight and resonant, this is the same type of wood used in harpsichords. Sitka spruce is well known as an acoustic guitar top wood with excellent sound. Sitka spruce bodies are finished with flamed maple tops, while the red cedar RG-3s are finished with a mahogany top.

Resonant Chambering

We all want a long sustain and great tonality out of our guitars, and Godin has provided this in the Passion RG-3 guitars thanks to the carefully designed chambering system. Five chambers, that have been tuned to specific notes, are interconnected with channels in the body to allow optimal air transfer. The Passion RG-3 provides exceptional tone, resonance, and a lightweight body.

Custom Electronics

Godin went through tons of pickups to find the perfect sound for the Passion RG-3. They eventually went to the design table and created their own, which truly bring out the best of the RG-3. Not only do you get amazing tones, but Godin also included their HDR circuit, the High-Definition Revoicer. The HDR preamp has four custom-tuned preamps, it takes the passive pickups and makes them active which actually changes the character of the pickups and gives great definition, especially for fingerstyle playing. It's like having ten pickup settings instead of five. Godin's Passion RG-3 gives you the tones you need.

Godin Passion RG-3 Guitar Features:
  • Stainless steel bridge saddles
  • Hard rock maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Red cedar body with mahogany top
  • High-definition revoicer (HDR)
  • Lightweight chambered body
  • Shaped inlay pickgaurd
  • Custom single-coil pickups
  • Gotoh 510 locking tuners
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 25 1/2" Scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Ergocut neck and fretboard
If you are looking for a unique and innovative single-coil guitar, you need the Godin Passion RG-3.

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape RG-3
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Red Cedar
Top Material Mahogany
Body Finish Acrylic lacquer
Color Natural
Neck Material Hard Rock Maple
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.687"
Nut Material Tusq
Bridge/Tailpiece Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddles
Tuners Gotoh 510 18:1 Locking Tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Godin GS-3 Single-coil
Middle Pickup Godin GS-3 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Godin GS-3 Single-coil
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 1 x HDR, 5-way pickup selector
Strings Godin E-10, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 031078

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