Godin 5th Avenue
CT-64140 01/21/2013

Godin 5th Avenue : CT-64140's user review

«  Great for classic jazz / bebop »

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Manufactures in Canada
Adjustable Tusq Bridge by Graphtech
Top: Canadian Cherry
Bottom and fishplates: Canadian Wild Cherry
Neck: Maple argentbr /> Rosewood Fingerboard
Scale: 24.84 "(63 cm)
Micro: 1x Godin Kingpin P90 single coil
1x Volume, 1x Tone


The handle is very pleasant in MATIRE of geometry. However, I find it a drawback that repeats on my other two Godin electric. Is spcifique of a wood treatment? I do not know. The strings are very sensitive to oxidation and the handle (including on his back) loses game after a few moments of his "slippery." One can certainly blame my sweat, but I possde other guitars (Duesenberg, Hagstrm, Gitano) which, with the same strings (same and my hands!), This phenomenon does not prsentent nomne. A retailer Godin besides me even him (without j'voque with him the question) evoked the thing. J'vite my ct the Fastfret but trsrgulirement cleans the strings with the cleaning product for Strings Gibson Luthers Choice (sometimes with Dunlop String Cleaner 65 which, alas, feels the 'antidgrippant the molybdenum used in mechanics!) and the default is ammoindri.

No pan shot this guitar does not allow access to acute ais; This is not to trsgnant genres of music that this guitar seems naturally directs.

Trslgre, one door with a lot of ease for hours and I find the pleasant shape to play sitting down.

As for getting a good sound: one branch (on a good amp prfrence tubes) and sounds on! A single microphone, a volume knob and a tonality (which mriterait perhaps to be more progressive): nothing complicated to draw good sonority.


I rgale me play jazz on this guitar. I go up with the "big boots" Thomastick JS 112 (I tent to mount with 114 GB Thomastick! And I imagine the sound that would come out of a Hot Rod Deluxe!)

In ELECTRIC, I played on a Palmer Fat Combo 50 and a Laney Cube 12R. Excellent on both amps. The sound is warm and rich across the spectrum. Note: this guitar sends lots of bass on Mi strings and the strings Thomastick JS have the advantage of reduce flooding low that we have on this type of guitar strings with other brands. (flat net) of the same drawing.

Overall fawn, there is a beautiful combination of round wood and warmth of P90. The clean sound seems obviously beautiful, very typ "swing" or "bebop" (listen to the recordings of Barney Kessel with Charles Parker) If you push a little gain, we get a nice crunch giving sonority everything that reminds the sound of the Gibson ES300 in bebop recordings of Django Reinhardt. This, however, never gave me guitar desire to be tried with overdrive or fuzz effects! With a gain a little more thrust on the amp, you can (I think) find him sonorits that stick well for Chicago blues.

Do not wait for this instrument against long sustain; but the heat of the sonority than compensates.

Default guitar (inhrent me it seems all P90 "classic"): 1) the feedback happens very quickly medium or high volume, 2) the microphone is very sensitive magntiques the fields of the amp and snores quite easily - to avoid the snoring just find its orientation and remoteness ideals over the amp.

In ACOUSTIC, it is far from projecting as Gibson ES130 (1953) of a friend with whom we livrs comparisons. But the sound is not bad. Thomastick with ropes, she lost in projection with respect to the original strings are round nets.


I have this I Kingpin for over a year. I always take as much fun playing it and I think I will not tire of its sonority.

I have not tried many models before acqurir. At the time of purchase, I simply compar with Gretsch Synchromatic G100CE. I prfr the electric sonority of Godin. Got to deal ...

If we compare with the price of "must" that kind of guitar "spanish electric," the quality money seems excellent. However, if one wants considrer purchase in terms of price / versatility, then do not obviously look to this guitar that seems directed purely jazz "mainstream" and " bebop. "

With my back more than a year, if I recapture, I would choose the same guitar!

Note that I possde another 5th Avenue Kingpin: the model "II" (with two P90) up with a draft infrieur (Thomastick JS 111), with similar qualities, compl you well and widens (for a tighter versatility) the possibilities of sonority of the Kingpin I