Anyone have experience with Godin guitars ?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by nickurso, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
  2. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I bought a solid body Godin Richmond back in 2011. It was a really great guitar. Finish was literally perfect as well as the setup out of the box. My only experience with the brand. But it was all positive here and wouldn’t hesitate buying a Godin. Being from Louisiana, you might be supporting some distant family up North too!
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  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    The necks are very good. Medium to thin in feel. Very smooth and comfortable. One of the biggest assets of the guitar honestly.
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  4. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    Hi Nick:

    Godin guitars are excellent. I have owned a cutaway 2-P90 5th Avenue and a Montreal Premier. They were both well-constructed and finished perfectly. I didn't really like the very flat fretboard on the 5th Avenue. To me it felt like about a 20" radius. The Montreal Premier was just a brilliant guitar and I regret selling it.
    Let me also suggest you look at a Peerless Wizard Standard. Here is a link below. I bought mine from GuitarsNJazz in New Jersey new for $950 incl shipping. (I called them rather than buy thru Reverb.) I know you can get a 5420 Gretsch for less, but this Peerless is really extremely nice and I love the 3 P-90s which remind me of an old school Gibson ES-5.

    BTW, congrats on your recent marriage. Joan and I wish you both much happiness! Wizard
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  5. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Marriage... what? I think I missed a thread. A big congrats to you both and in this next chapter together. :)
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  6. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    thank you both we appreciate your well wishes
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  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Thanks for the heads up these are beautiful guitars
  8. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    My only Godin experience is with a nylon string Multiac, but based on that I would have to say that the quality and playability are as nice as you are going to find.
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  9. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2020
    I don't know about the hollow bodies being discussed but the solid wood Spruce-Hog mini-jumbo Simon & Patric (Godin) acoustic I have is one hell of a great playing guitar. And, at $599 new (and great deals on used models), it's hard to beat this one for sound, playability and value.

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  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
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  11. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Godin are a very good value for $$ Canadian maker imo.
    I've had this Godin Seagull acoustic for 20 yrs :)

  12. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    As Tony mentioned I found them medium to thin, very comfortable.
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  13. colchar

    colchar Electromatic

    Oct 5, 2020
    Southern Ontario
    Godins are great guitars, across all of their lines (Godin, Seagull, Simon & Patrick, etc.).

    Made here in North America too (mostly in Canada with one facility in New England somewhere).
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  14. roadjunkie

    roadjunkie Country Gent

    Jul 4, 2008
    Back in 06 or 07 I bought a Godin Montreal a semi hollow a beautiful guitar but I couldn't stand the bridge p/u a Duncan custom custom custom. It had to go. I went to replace the bridge p/u until I saw what was involved.

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  15. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Gretschie

    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.







    Nice guitars. And quality too. And sometimes you find them cheap as a squire.
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