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Godin Montreal Premiere Pro Demo | PG Plays

Godin Montreal Premiere Pro Demo | PG Plays

Watch John Bohlinger demo the Montreal Premiere Pro from Godin Guitars in Arctik Blue! A lively and versatile guitar for jazz, blues, and rock players alike.


Montreal Premiere Pro Arctik Blue

Introducing the Montreal Premiere Pro Arctik Blue—a feature-rich, lively, and versatile guitar for jazz, blues, and rock players alike! The Montreal Première features an innovative and uniquely sculpted center block, allowing the body to resonate like no other guitar in its class!

The Montreal Premiere Pro models boast pickups usually only found in custom shop guitars. The Arctik Blue version is equipped with a pair of made-in-the-USA Seymour Duncan pickups. At the neck, the Seymour Duncan Antiquity provides a rich, articulate, sweet treble attack with a warm, full sounding low-end, serving up the elusive tone of a vintage P.A.F. un-potted humbucker. At the bridge, the ever-popular Seymour Duncan JB delivers high gain for full low-end crunch and crisp, powerful vocal-like highs, sought after by guitarists of all genres for decades. Both are controlled by a 3-way switch and volume and tone knobs.

Made in Canada, the Montreal Première Pro Arctik Blue is perfectly complemented by a Tune-o-matic style bridge with a brass tailpiece for optimal sustain and precise tuning.

Godin
$1999

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