Godin 5th Avenue - Acoustic archtop


One of the most exciting acoustics to enter the under $500 category is the Godin 5th Avenue. I played it a few times in guitar shops and it's amazing. The guitar is a traditional artchtop guitar with f-holes. Godin aimed to make a vintage style archtop acoustic, with a vintage sound, tone, feel and look, and at a affordable price, and they achieved it. Godin have really put a foot in the market for acoustic archtops now, players now have a decent archtop to purchase rather than drooling over Gibson L-50's all their life while playing a cheap alternative. Rolling from the success of the 5th Avnue, Godin then released the Godin 5th avenue kingpin, which is has a pickup with it.

The Godin 5th avenue gives all that you would expect, a warm tone, from the Canadian Cherry wood, idea for mellow jazz chords.

I found a clip on youtube of Steve Groves from http://www.theguitarsummit.com/ demoing the guitar. He really captures the Godin 5th avenues tone and feel with his version of "Nightingale Sang Berkely Square". and the enjoyment on his face when playing is priceless. This guitar is amazing.



Here's another clip at NAMM 2008, from premier guitar, with Robert Godin, he talks about how he designed the 5th Avenue and how he designed it.

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