Summary: This thing looks beautiful.. photo doesn't do it justice. It sounds great too. I haven't had super major feedback issues playing americana/roots rock with my band, though it feeds back more than my solidbodies and semi-hollowbodies. But it really sounds great... sounds good acoustically and plugged in. This, for me, was a terrific buy, very happy with it.
Summary: I love this guitar. Godin makes a nice range of guitars, all made in North America. This one has a great feel and sound to it. A great way to add an archtop to your collection at a decent price, and it sounds much better than many older archtops ever did. The P90 pickup is a great addition. Very highly recommended!
Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar With P-90 Pickup
4 July 2009
Summary: A beautiful guitar, I purchased the Cognac Burst. It is a bit darker than the picture. The only difference acoustically from the Fifth Avenue is that it requires electric guitar strings instead of the acoustic strings. I prefer 10's on this making it easy for leads, doublets, and triplets. The sound is still great acoustically with well balanced warm tones and excels for Jazz using the single coil pickup with the warm tones and well balanced response on string volume.