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  • maxoumax71maxoumax71

    Excellent guitar

    Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin IIPublished on 05/05/13 at 03:30
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Canadian Manufacturing

    UTILIZATION

    Handle very nice after adjusting the string height at nut like most series guitars
    Light
    Micro predominant bridge: to get the same level of neck pickup if you want a serious acute balance

    SOUNDS

    Depending on the selected string round spun half-round or flat you get all the rock blues and jazz sounds

    OVERALL OPINION

    I also have 2 more PATENOTES Gypsy, one more jazz IBANEZ Pat Metheny, 1 GIBSON ES175 legendary but this guitar is really versatile and missing from my collection of fifteen classic models, rock, jazz
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    Canadian Manufacturing

    UTILIZATION

    Handle very nice after adjusting the string height at nut like most series guitars
    Light
    Micro predominant bridge: to get the same level of neck pickup if you want a serious acute balance

    SOUNDS

    Depending on the selected string round spun half-round or flat you get all the rock blues and jazz sounds

    OVERALL OPINION

    I also have 2 more PATENOTES Gypsy, one more jazz IBANEZ Pat Metheny, 1 GIBSON ES175 legendary but this guitar is really versatile and missing from my collection of fifteen classic models, rock, jazz
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  • CT-64140CT-64140

    Kingpin II: more versatile than the Kingpin I

    Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin IIPublished on 02/01/13 at 08:59
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    Made in Canada
    Adjustable Tusq Bridge by Graphtech
    Table: Canadian Wild Cherry
    Back & Sides: Canadian Wild Cherry
    Neck: Silver leaf maple
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Scale: 24.84 "(63 cm)
    Micro: 2x Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickups
    1x Volume, 1x Tone
    1 selector: neck / neck + bridge / bridge

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is very nice on geometry. I found him one drawback which is repeated on my other two Godin electric. This is due to a specific treatment of wood? I do not know. The strings are very sensitive to oxidation and neck (including the back) lost after a few moments game its "slippery". We can certainly blame my sweating, but I have other guitars (Duesenberg, Hag…
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    Made in Canada
    Adjustable Tusq Bridge by Graphtech
    Table: Canadian Wild Cherry
    Back & Sides: Canadian Wild Cherry
    Neck: Silver leaf maple
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Scale: 24.84 "(63 cm)
    Micro: 2x Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickups
    1x Volume, 1x Tone
    1 selector: neck / neck + bridge / bridge

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is very nice on geometry. I found him one drawback which is repeated on my other two Godin electric. This is due to a specific treatment of wood? I do not know. The strings are very sensitive to oxidation and neck (including the back) lost after a few moments game its "slippery". We can certainly blame my sweating, but I have other guitars (Duesenberg, Hagström, Gitano) which, with (regarding electrical) the same strings (and my own hands!) Do not exhibit this phenomenon. A retailer Godin me also of himself (although I mentioned the issue with him) mentioned the thing. I avoid my side but Fastfret regularly cleans the strings with product maintenance for Strings Gibson Luthers Choice (sometimes with Dunlop 65 String Cleaner, which unfortunately feels the penetrating oil with molybdenum used in mechanics!) And the default is diminished.

    The cutaway allows (in my opinion) access to the acute part of the handle quite easily. However, my game does not really carrying me to go to navigate, this opinion may not be very significant.

    Surprisingly light on the door very easily with a strap long hours and I think its nice shape to play seated.

    Regarding getting a good sound: on branch (on a good tube amp preferably) and it sounds now! Two microphones, a volume knob and a tone plus a three-position selector. I'll come back later.

    Note: I put 8/10 ("very good) and not 9/10 (" excellent "simply because of the propensity of the instrument oxidation of strings)

    SOUNDS

    I enjoy playing jazz, blues, jazz-rock and a little rock on this guitar. I mounted with Thomastick JS 111. I tried to mount Thomastick BB111 (round thread): the brightness of the strings combined with the warm sound of P90 and cash let me guess the beauty and variety of sounds that could be obtained.

    In POWER, I played on a Palmer Fat Combo 50 and a Laney Cube 12R. Excellent on both amps.

    Overall, there is a beautiful combination of wood roundness and warmth of P90.

    Handle on the P90: same with the Kingpin I, clear sound seems obviously beautiful, very typical "swing" or "bebop" (listen to Barney Kessel records with Charlie Parker) If you push a little gain, we gets a nice crunch sound reminiscent giving quite the sound of the Gibson ES300 saturated in bebop recordings of Django Reinhardt.

    P90 on the bridge: the sound is obviously a little more "sour" with the P90 of the handle. Beautiful sounds are learned for the blues to rock a little vintage and probably the rockabily (but not loving at all like this, I may not be very well placed to speak)

    With one volume knob and one tone knob, the possibilities of mixing of the two microphones are obviously less extensive than those guitars with a volume control and a tone micro. And as the <Kingpin I, le knob de tonalité gagnerait à être un peu plus progressif. Mais, je m'y suis bien fait. Quand on directement a un bon son sur chaque micro (et c'est le cas ici !), je crois qu'on ne ressent pas le besoin de se casser la tête à chercher au millième de millimètre le bon mixage ! Et puis souvent, sur scène, on a besoin que ça joue sans trop chercher à peaufiner !

    I am careful about what I say in the next few lines. With these strings (JS111), my amp and considering my style of play, I found that the Kingpin II behaves well with effects pedals and overdrive the amp. However, this guitar does not seem suitable for "big sound." But I remain cautious because I&#39;m not used to using this kind of sounds: first because of my game, and then because I have a Mustang Floor which, in the field of "big sound" does not seem famous . On the other hand (still caution on my part ...) the "big sound" seems to require the guitar long sustain natural, it has not, like other hollowbody. However, a compromise can probably be found by a judicious choice of strings.

    Failure of the guitar (seems inherent Does all P90 "classic"): 1) the feedback comes quickly to medium or high volume, 2) the microphone is very sensitive to magnetic fields and the amp it hums quite easily - to avoid these snoring just find ideal orientation and distance relative to the amp.

    In ACOUSTIC mounted with bolts 11 threaded flat action set as close as possible to the button, it does not obviously planned as an acoustic guitar. But the sound does not seem unpleasant. Its true aficionados of true acoustic guitar could, I think, not be totally satisfied. But this guitar is not, in any case made for it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have this Kingpin II for almost 8 months. I made the purchase on a heart stroke, after being excited by the Kingpin I searching for a wider sonic palette. And I do not regret this purchase. I&#39;m still as much fun playing it and I think I will not tire of its sound.

    For those who want a guitar that sails well between jazz, jazz-rock, rock a little vintage, blues, pop music "classic", this Kingpin II seems to be a very good choice! And those who wear it on stage will enjoy its ease: it plays on! it is fine tuned and is very light to wear.
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  • Music AL BoxMusic AL Box

    Boulevard Avenue jazz and blues.

    Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin IIPublished on 04/01/12 at 03:39
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    Table domed Canadian Wild Cherry
    Back & Sides: Canadian cherry
    Maple neck
    Rosewood
    Scale: 24.84 "
    2 single coil pickups Godin Kingpin P90
    Graph Tech Tusq Bridge
    Floating pickguard
    Finish: Custom Polished French
    Color: Burgundy

    UTILIZATION

    Without repeating what has already been said, the handle Godin is superb and very playable, light guitar, easy access.
    The settings offer versatility very effective choice for a wide variety of styles.

    SOUNDS

    For now, I use it to play jazz but I only just beginning to understand the richness of this guitar.
    The P90 have much to do.
    Currently used with nets round the acoustic timbres emerge more but I also inten…
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    Table domed Canadian Wild Cherry
    Back & Sides: Canadian cherry
    Maple neck
    Rosewood
    Scale: 24.84 "
    2 single coil pickups Godin Kingpin P90
    Graph Tech Tusq Bridge
    Floating pickguard
    Finish: Custom Polished French
    Color: Burgundy

    UTILIZATION

    Without repeating what has already been said, the handle Godin is superb and very playable, light guitar, easy access.
    The settings offer versatility very effective choice for a wide variety of styles.

    SOUNDS

    For now, I use it to play jazz but I only just beginning to understand the richness of this guitar.
    The P90 have much to do.
    Currently used with nets round the acoustic timbres emerge more but I also intend to experiment with nets dishes ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I only used it for 2 months but this guitar deserves all my praise with a great value and superb violin.

    Of course, opinions vary as the style and technique of the musicians. We can conclude that it is not the best jazz guitar but saw his qualities and character. It will do the best.

    I have other guitars of excellent quality, this guitar is also an approach but requires almost acoustic. We are between two worlds. This guitar is a hybrid that in expert hands will do wonders.
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  • bert'nortt'bert'nortt'

    Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin IIPublished on 04/20/11 at 13:01
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    Half / case, without central reinforcement
    two micro's p90godin
    good presentation
    slight very slight and small in size that seduces at first sight ....

    UTILIZATION

    the handle was good fun at first ... but the treble a bit narrow to accommodate the fingers,
    small comfortable .... however ...

    SOUNDS

    I did "give for nearly two hours" for guitar master hook provided on the handle, sustain laborrrrrrrrrrrrrieux since there is no reinforcement cental "with the amp it's not sad," it must be good for the "dominate" (something I am not )..... with 2 single coil P 90 ', the sound seems quite good there are much worse .... including major brands ...
    good in blues and ja…
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    Half / case, without central reinforcement
    two micro's p90godin
    good presentation
    slight very slight and small in size that seduces at first sight ....

    UTILIZATION

    the handle was good fun at first ... but the treble a bit narrow to accommodate the fingers,
    small comfortable .... however ...

    SOUNDS

    I did "give for nearly two hours" for guitar master hook provided on the handle, sustain laborrrrrrrrrrrrrieux since there is no reinforcement cental "with the amp it's not sad," it must be good for the "dominate" (something I am not )..... with 2 single coil P 90 ', the sound seems quite good there are much worse .... including major brands ...
    good in blues and jazz to rock ....... but supported 'and 55 years endiablédes '60', then it gets harder it is for her .... the sonnorité becomes rough, it mixes quickly Audible rendered it can no longer swallow ..... solos, I did not insist.

    OVERALL OPINION

    insufisant for the price .... so I have not considered buying and I Dirrig to another choice .... this is my opinion, it has the merit of being manufactured in Canada ... . but I found it irritating and somewhat too pretentious since she moved like a real ... Blues ... 45/50 years during the electrification of the first grat''popularized for a price, our black friends were able to buy in the southern United States .. ' "It's small size makes the acoustic sound a fair bit of the table without a doubt. .... Is not recommended for beginners too hooked'....... We're not all Sylvain Luc, thus the pro's, all the ways they all have more than 30to 40 guitars (some pretty basic and not necessarily the most expensive .... for only 1 or 2 styles with a highly personalized musical grain). 7a 10 add their amps without the rest rely on "stuff" most of their friends "media pro" who double. See for yourself if you Tirre your strings in this category.
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  • rakotorakoto

    Big personality

    Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin IIPublished on 04/04/11 at 03:08
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Canada

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is just perfect, and ergonomics (weight, balance, access to acute ,...)
    Canadian know-how everything ....

    SOUNDS

    P 90, and the body without central beam are truly the specificity of this guitar. The fund gives us a lot of air between the notes. P 90 and allows us to shape our sound. It is a very reactive guitar (unlike an ES 175 by ex who always gives us the "big sound historical") and which therefore allows a search of a more original sound. The choice of strings (net flat or not) greatly affects the sound. with round threads, you can venture into more acoustic sounds (like Tuck Andress or Sylvain Luc). But with the flat nets was a huge so…
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    Canada

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is just perfect, and ergonomics (weight, balance, access to acute ,...)
    Canadian know-how everything ....

    SOUNDS

    P 90, and the body without central beam are truly the specificity of this guitar. The fund gives us a lot of air between the notes. P 90 and allows us to shape our sound. It is a very reactive guitar (unlike an ES 175 by ex who always gives us the "big sound historical") and which therefore allows a search of a more original sound. The choice of strings (net flat or not) greatly affects the sound. with round threads, you can venture into more acoustic sounds (like Tuck Andress or Sylvain Luc). But with the flat nets was a huge sound, especially in the bass (Barney Kessel, Benson, Bireli or not far). The disadvantage is that the absence of the beam makes extremely sensitive shackling, especially with the flat nets.
    Small detail, when we lower the volume of the guitar and that much more attacks, we can get closer to the spirit of "gypsy electrified" ... and the more attachment ....

    OVERALL OPINION

    Value for money unbeatable
    Guitar very "classy".
    Attention has try before you buy because the original setting differs from one model to another, and in some cases, the handle can be tiring ....
    Set of 12/52 or it must not sound ... (I tried)
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  • blues23blues23

    Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin IIPublished on 12/06/10 at 08:12
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The Godin kingpin CW ii is manufactured in Canada.
    Hard maple neck attached, cherry table and molded body. Mine is cognac burst finish. 21 frets. Godin Tusq bridge. Simple two microphones set godin p90 floating on the body. Setting a volume + tone. A three selector positions.Plaque protection godin floating brilliant.
    Delivered by Tric case.

    UTILIZATION

    The handle, nothing to say, it's godin. Small but super nice. Attention the last boxes are small, without solos acute abstain. The interface is nice, the guitar is very light because the body is small, but balanced. One B flat, my bridge pickup was set too low and the luthier's shop overbooked. I had to put a shim for raising an…
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    The Godin kingpin CW ii is manufactured in Canada.
    Hard maple neck attached, cherry table and molded body. Mine is cognac burst finish. 21 frets. Godin Tusq bridge. Simple two microphones set godin p90 floating on the body. Setting a volume + tone. A three selector positions.Plaque protection godin floating brilliant.
    Delivered by Tric case.

    UTILIZATION

    The handle, nothing to say, it's godin. Small but super nice. Attention the last boxes are small, without solos acute abstain. The interface is nice, the guitar is very light because the body is small, but balanced. One B flat, my bridge pickup was set too low and the luthier's shop overbooked. I had to put a shim for raising and get the same volume as the neck pickup. Apart from that efficient electronics (volume and tone).

    SOUNDS

    I play on an amp and a fender EAR hot rod.
    Here too it must be said, without treble squeaks and sounds hot abstain.
    The kingpin ii godin is primarily an acoustic set on which microphones simple. In addition, the table is ultrathin, a table is not cut and molded into a piece of wood. The sound suffers a lot. That said, it is generally good, very clean and well defined. The pickups respond well to the slightest accent.

    In pure acoustic sound like a folk a little more tart, the less volume of a small size. But it's nice.

    Neck pickup jazz sound found a very pleasant accompaniment. There are good bass. But on the treble, it's light, it remains clear, no way to cruncher, grind, bend and other stylistic effects. It is rather a guitar accompaniment. In cons pump is very nice.
    Bridge pickup is a clear sound that reminds a bit of a piezo. For acccompagnements folk-rock blues is nice. In saturated light is pretty bluesy.
    But still lacks some treble



    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 15 days.
    I like that it is enjoyable to play and it sounds sweet.
    It is beautiful to watch, raw wood varnish perfect.
    I train on it often acoustic.
    Before I had an aria pro II and a half box Ibanez AF 105 f.
    One can not describe the 5th Avenue compared to another guitar.
    For my jazz accompaniments and some picking is fun.
    For the price, too.
    But do not expect to have more than price.
    Godin has cheated on the table design to lower the price. Matches, lack of power in the treble. So no bold blues and jazz shrill.

    Besides, it's not for nothing that came out in pure acoustic and with microphones. This guitar is an imitation of the first postwar amplified guitars.

    The guitar is fine, I'm happy.
    With experience, I know if I would do this rather odd choice for forcing her to rehabilitate ear of new sounds (or very old).
    An acoustic microphone was
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