Godin combines vintage aesthetics with modern playability.

Montreal, Canada (January 9, 2008) - With its vintage spirit and design, the Godin 5th Avenue archtop acoustic is looking to exceed players’ aesthetic and sound expectations when it premieres at Winter NAMM this month. As the newest member of the Godin guitar family, the 5th Avenue combines the soul of a 1950s archtop with today’s level of modern playability. 

Godin put a great deal of time and research into crafting their newest creation by giving the 5th Avenue (MSRP $ 625), more projection and volume in the low/mids than traditional archtop acoustic guitars. The body of the 5th Avenue is crafted from Canadian Wild Cherry and also includes classic f-holes and a floating pickguard. 

  • Body: Canadian Wild Cherry with cream binding
  • Neck: Silver Leaf maple with contoured high-gloss black headstock
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Adjustable Rosewood
  • Finish: Custom Polish – reminiscent of 19th century French polish
  • Radius: 16” – 40.6 cm
  • Scale: 24.84” – 63 cm
  • Colors: Cognac Burst, Natural & Black 

Godin has been a major player in the game of guitar manufacturing since opening up its first factory in Canada in 1972, but with the upcoming release of their 5th Avenue archtop acoustic model they will continue to push the envelope in combining the past with the future. 

The Godin 5th Avenue will be on display at NAMM later this month and set to hit the streets soon after. 

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