Godin Session Custom TriplePlay - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, 1 Humbucking Pickup, Fishman TriplePlay System, and Vibrato - Black
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Paradigm Shift

The Godin Session Custom Triple Play solidbody electric guitar and wireless MIDI controller will rock your world. A pair of superb Godin pickups crank out an avalanche of tone, but the major news here is that this axe is packing integrated Fishman Custom TriplePlay technology with a wireless USB receiver and a hexaphonic pickup, which turns it into a wireless guitar controller. It's time to give you Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call and have a frank discussion about what the Godin Session Custom Triple Play can do for your music!

Godin Session Custom Triple Play at a Glance:
  • Integrated Fishman Custom TriplePlay technology
  • Rock All Night in Complete Comfort
  • Godin: pro-quality instruments loaded with innovations
Integrated Fishman Custom TriplePlay technology

The Godin Session Custom Triple Play is an incredible guitar without the Fishman Custom TriplePlay system, but when you factor in this state-of-the-art technology and consider what it can do for your music, you've got a paradigm shift of major proportions. The TriplePlay system consists of an onboard wireless transmitter and a USB receiver you plug into your computer, giving you six separate signals from the guitar's onboard hexaphonic pickup that are routed wirelessly into your DAW. Imagine, for example, instantiating six Thors in Reason, with six different (but complimentary) patches. OK, now you've got 18 oscillators cranking, complete with filtration and a boatload of modulation, for a massive super-synth sound. Now imagine combining that with the output from the Session Custom's magnetic pickups. Finally, imagine you're doing all this live, onstage. Now you're thinking along the same lines we are.

Rock all night in complete comfort

With a lightweight, contoured basswood body, generous cutaway, and speedy maple neck, the Session Custom lets you rock all night in complete comfort. For your whammying pleasure, Godin's Tru-Loc vibrato lets you customize the arm position to suit your playing style.

Godin: pro-quality instruments loaded with innovations

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, the exceptionally comfortable playing feel, and the 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 Session Custom Triple Play Features:
  • Canadian Laurentian basswood body; 25.5" scale
  • Rock maple neck; 12"-radius fingerboard
  • One Godin humbucker; one Godin "Custom Cajun" single-coil pickup
  • Hex pickup; Fishman Custom TriplePlay wireless MIDI system
  • Godin Tru-Loc vibrato system
  • Includes VBGSE gig bag
The Godin Session Custom Triple Play: it's a whole new ballgame!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Session Custom
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Canadian Laurentian Basswood
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1..6875"
Nut Material Tusq
Bridge/Tailpiece Godin Tru-Loc Vibrato
Tuners Godin
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Godin Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Godin "Custom Cajun" Single-coil; Fishman Custom TriplePlay hex pickup
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 5-way switch
Strings Godin E-10, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 039050

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Godin Session Custom TriplePlay Guitar

I'll write this in 3 parts:Part 1 - The Guitar - Omitting all MIDI items, this is a nice guitar with a good action on the neck and surprisingly flexible pickup arrangement. I had concerns about the single coil in the bridge position as I prefer a humbucker in that spot normally. I'm glad I didn't let that stop me from buying this because it really does get maybe the widest range of tone styles of all of my guitars. My Fenders don't do much of a job of sounding like a Gibson, and vice versa. Similarly, my Hamer SS guitars don't really get a very good Fender sound although they do copy Gibson tones pretty well. This guitar can really get the tonality of any of them, so very happy with that. About the only thing I didn't like about this instrument is the back of the neck feels ever so slightly sticky to me. It's improving as I play it though so I think it's just one of those things where it will need to be broken in a bit more. So for part 1 I give this guitar very good score as a guitar by itself.Part 2 - The Midi - Connects super fast no issues whatsoever. Tracking is very good but I think I need a beefier PC as occasionally I get glitches. I think the glitches are occurring as a result of trying to run the sound engine though, not the MIDI connection to the Godin. If I have one complaint about the MIDI implementation on this guitar it might be that the control pad on the surface of the guitar doesn't seem to have any markings on it to tell you what's what. On the triple play instructions from the Fishman website the orientation is shown based on the clip on version of the Tipleplay product so I'm not quite sure which way the x/y controller pad is oriented. When I push one of the buttons I don't get the patch changes that I'm expecting so I suspect the controller in the owners manual is being shown from the perspective of somene standing in front of the guitar, not someone looking down on the guitar while holding it in playing position. It's not a big deal to me though as I didn't really buy this for performances, and with patience I'm sure I'll figure it out.Part 3 - Software - I found this to be the worst part. Authorization/installation was a pain in the butt but I guess that's typical of software these days. I'm still having problems getting some of my VST sounds to show up in the Tripleplay software. For example, I can get the Arturia Prophet V to show up everytime but the EasyKeys pianos show up sometimes but not every time. Probably my biggest complaint is the notation software (Progression from Notion Music) which is the main reason I wanted this rig in the 1st place... to record in tab my playing as sort of 'dictation' for when I think of a cool riff. Problem I've found is it records the tab incorrectly in that if I play on the 5th fret of my B string (which is an E note) it shows this in tab as an open high E string, which is correct pitch-wise, but NOT what I played. So if you fret a bar chord at the 3rd fret it just takes all the notes and moves them down wherever possible to their open stringed equivalents. I suspect there's an option in the software to change that but haven't found it yet. So the main reason I bought the whole rig is kind of 'jacked up' until I figure that out. In summary, great guitar, great MIDI controller, software is a pain... but I think I'll figure it out. I'd give this a solid B+ or maybe even an A on the whole thing. Oh... the soft case for the guitar is actually really pretty good quality. I'm not a soft case kind of guy, but would say I was pleasantly surprised on that.
Music background: Guitar/Bass/Keyboard/Vocals... Hobbyist..
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Godin, Godin Solidbody Guitars