Godin builds all the guitars in North America, a few factories in Canada and one in New Hampshire. For a non-asian built guitar, I was expecting it to be pricey, but it isn't bad. $700 for the model shown. Now about the guitar:
- Flat black finish? Yes please. Although the sunburst and natural look pretty nice also (check out the matched woodgrain sides on the natural below.)
- One, single coil P-90 pickup. They want these to sound vintage, and they did an awesome job.
- Acoustics. Here is where a Godin 5th Avenue is different than many archtops out there. This is an acoustic guitar with a pickup. Not merely an electric archtop. Unplugged it has a great warm tone and is completely viable for playing around the house. Plugged in, the tone stays consistent.
A lot more info is available right here.
Want one? I do. I may have to unload an old guitar to get it.
Anyone want to buy an Epiphone Sheraton II?