I got this guitar on ebay for £380 new. I didnt have to bid for it as I got it on "buy it now". I had been looking at epiphone les pauls and stuff but not one was as beautiful as this masterpiece of a guitar.
I like everything about this guitar. The action is perfect I haven't touched the settings. The matt finish is amazing and the shape is really cool. The sound is fantastic coming from 2 first rate humbuckers. I play lots of blues and it is perfect for the kind of creamy distortion you need. I also play plenty of rock and clean stuff and it is equally good for both styles. The hardware is great quality and keeps your strings in tune for ages (despite lots of string bending). One of the best features is the neck as it is slightly wider than on a strat or tele and everyone who's tried it has found it really comfortable.
well I have lost a bit of sleep worrying that I'll wake up and it'll be gone.
This is a first rate guitar and the build quality quite frankly kicks ass.
If you're going to buy an electric guitar BUY THIS don't waste your money on a fender or epiphone- it changed my life it could change yours.
I had been looking for a new guitar as I only had a crappy squire strat that had been put through hell and back. I was keen to get one except for the price was a lag. I had been looking at ibanez's for ages and other brands like Fender and Gibson were just way over the budget. I went to my local World Of Music store and tried out about 20 guitars. Epiphone, ibanez, fender, Ashton, Washburn, tried heaps of every type but when the shopowner gave me a try at the godin I was hooked. and for only AU$1000 (US$550). But I still didn't have the cash. Luckily my parents just sold their business (cheesecake shop) and as a present for working there so long they decided to surprise me with the godin.
Oh ok. Where to start. First of all the body. It has a great shape, completely solid and is made of mahogany giving it a beautiful sound. It's sparkling gold and has black hardware. The Bridge is Les paul style stop bridge with a string through body design. It's equipped with two seymore duncan humbuckers, one tone, one volume knob and a five way pick-up selecter (bridge, bridge single, both humbucker, neck single, neck). The neck is also mahogany with a rosewood fretboard. This guitar is just so smooth to play. Sustaine is just amazing and bending, hammers, pull-offs and everything just sound so much clearer and better. Before I didn't know how to determine tone but once I played this baby I knew what they meant. The tuning knobs are also very acurate and they don't slip like some.
I like everything about it. The only thing some people may not like is it's lack of tremolo bridge, doesn't bother me but some might.
Quality is the best. The team from godin obviously got all the best equiptment. From the mahogany neck and body to the seymore duncan pick-ups. All top grade. There isn't one thing wrong with it.
This is an amazing guitar. It has so many styles and sounds. It's key is it's warm clean sound but it also has a distortion to die for, and with the single coil or humbucker choice. There's nothing you can't do. If you want a top grade guitar without paying too much, get a godin.
Godin guitars is known for making pretty good sounding guitars but even more impressive looking guitars. They do have their classic guitars that take a lot of influence from previous guitar manufactures but then they put their own twist on some of their other instruments such as this guitar. This is the LG HMD guitar which sort of looks like a Gibson Les Paul guitar.
This guitar features a five way pick up selector with two humbucker pick ups. You can also split the two coils was a push pull button on the volume and tone control knobs. This gives this guitar a lot of versatility.
Black Machines(Satin finish) 18:1 ratio
Godin Humbucker Pickups
Colors: Natural, Trans Red, Cognacburst, Black Pearl
** deluxe gig bag included
The tone of this guitar is a very good with its mahogany wood tone. If you've ever played in Gibson Les Paul guitar and you're good to be right in good company with this guitar. It has a nice warm rich tone primarily due to the thick mahogany wood on the body and neck. You have rosewood fretboard so to which it balances out the thick tone of the mahogany wood. Overall is a very cool guitar and sounds great with a good high gain amplifier of some sort, such as a Marshall or a Mesa Boogie.
I have no idea what the price is for these down the new market. However in the used market. You can find them pretty cheap. They're not necessarily a cheap guitar but you can find them pretty inexpensively because of their price points. If you're looking for a fun alternative to the Fender or Gibson guitars and this is a good way to start because they're cool guitars and they have a good sound and overall pretty good rock 'n roll guitar.
(Originally written by marc05400/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Everything has been already said...
My model doesn't have a push/pull knob. But positions 2 and 4 split the humbuckers!
I read and heard everywhere that Godin humbuckers are good pickups! I shall add that they are perfectly quiet.
Great neck. In the beginning I found it a bit too narrow (I learned guitar with a classical guitar...) The neck quickly ages and gets very smooth and pleasant. No problem getting to the upper frets.
Quick action setting thanks to the T.O.M bridge. If you have a heavy string attack and leave the original string set (10/46) you will have to set the action higher to avoid fret noise.
The guitar is quite heavy but it's not a problem even after 2 or 3 hours of playing. The guitar is well-balanced and stays in the position you want.
I bought this guitar for its versatility. I craved for it such a long time, but I'm not fully satisfied yet... However I can say now that this guitar sounds jazzy with my VOX AD30VT. It' needless to say that it has a perfect blues sound...
In order to get warm and round sounds I first installed jazz, flat-wound 11-50 strings, but then I changed to 12-52 strings (to avoid the power loss I noticed on the high E-string with 11-50 strings).
The pickups have a high output volume and it's certainly an advantage for power rock, but it makes things more complicated if you want to get clean or slightly "crunched" sounds like me, but it is possible (even with my VOX which tends to distort pretty fast).
I can't wait to test it with more typical jazz amps or even an acoustic amp (AER for example).
My guitar teacher used to say "Some solid-body guitars produce a more authentic jazz tone than some jazz-style hollow-body guitars..."
Also notice that the second position produces an acoustic-like sound (split neck pickup).
What else? A great sustain (perhaps it's a false impression but I even feel the strings' vibration when I play...). A good unplugged sound that allows you to practice and tune the guitar even with a tuner with a small integrated mic...
High-quality, versatile guitar with a long life expectancy and an affordable price...
This guitar requires some time to be "mastered". At least for someone like me who played a nylon acoustic. I needed a long time! And I'm not done yet...