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« on: October 02, 2013, 04:22:37 PM »

I know we have some Godin aficionado's present...any personally familiar with this guitar? They are really pushing the 40th anniversary editions of this. Theoretically, seems like a great idea, from acoustic tones to neck humbucker with a flip of a switch? And a looker to boot...but I'm thinking it does neither tone GREAT.

Am I wrong?
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 05:22:47 PM »

Not sure what Great is? Does it play acoustic as well as an acoustic or electric as well as an electric - nope it's a hybrid so if you are able to compromise on this a bit for the convenience of lugging one guitar instead of two, which in most settings will suffice this guitar is for you. I have a T5 but the smart money is on the Godin.

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 12:15:32 AM »

It's a hybrid, and they (Godin) did very well with them.
 but it's not a great sounding acoustic, nor is it a great playing or sounding electric.
 the folks that have them swear by them, as hybrids go, it does many things, with it's own sound and panache....
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 06:10:07 PM »

I appreciate the replies guys thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2013, 10:04:19 PM »

Not sure about the acousticaster but I've gassed for a Godin Multiac for some time now. They sound fabulous on stage. 

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 12:50:00 PM »

Yup, had one of those too, a very versatile guitar for sure.
worth grabbing if one comes to your neighbourhood....

My most cherished Godin is the TC Artisan, top shelf all the way.
High flame carved maple cap, birds eye neck, ebony board, "detroit iron" grovers, custom pups, coil tap on each one.

Again, not a "real" tele, but on stage, beside the other tele's, it brings it's own persona, and is a joy to play.
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 03:02:26 PM »

Headsup....that's a beauty.

At the 21st fret, is that an inlay or a tr adjustment opening a la my RS-2?
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013, 06:33:49 PM »

HI, it's an inlay.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2013, 07:44:43 PM »

We had one at the music shop I worked in the 90's.  It was a telecaster with a solid spruce top, LR Baggs pickup.  I was light, felt and played like an electric guitar but plugged in, it actually sounded very much like an acoustic guitar.  I always figure the solid spruce top had a lot to do with it
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