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Godin Stadium Pro Demo | PG Plays

Godin Stadium Pro | PG Plays

John Bohlinger demos the Canadian-made Godin Stadium Pro, a highly versatile guitar with TV Jones Starwood and Lollar T Special pickups, providing fat tones from country to hard rock, all on a sleek Laurentian basswood body with a Rock Maple neck and high-gloss finish.


Godin Stadium Pro Electric Guitar - Pacifik Blue with Maple Fretboard

A quick glance at the Stadium Pro presents the structure and style of a true American classic. An under-the-hood investigation, however, reveals outstanding modern playability. The guitar's basswood body transmits a balanced, high-chime tone belying its light weight, making performances and recording sessions a breeze with no compromise to your sound. Likewise, the semi-gloss neck and silky smooth fingerboard motivate supreme access to all 22 frets at lightning speeds to ensure you're capable of mastering any playing situation. Topped off with high-ratio tuning machines, a Graph Tech nut, and a custom T-Ashtray tailpiece, the Stadium Pro summons righteous vintage tones with maximum intonation stability.

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$1,399.00

While Annie Clark was named the 26th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2023, she couldn’t care less about impressing an athletic stamp on either her sound or her image.


Photo by Alex Da Corte

On her eighth studio release, the electroacoustic art-rock guitarist and producer animates an extension of the strange and singular voice she’s been honing since her debut in 2007.

“Did you grow up Unitarian?” Annie Clark asks me. We’re sitting in a control room at Electric Lady Studios in New York’s West Village, and I’ve just explained my personal belief system to her, to see if Clark, aka St. Vincent, might relate and return the favor. After all, does she not possess a kind of sainthood worth inquiring about?

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The GibsonES Supreme Collection (L-R) in Seafoam Green, Bourbon Burst, and Blueberry Burst.

The new Gibson ES Supreme offers AAA-grade figured maple tops, Super Split Block inlays, push/pull volume controls, and Burstbucker pickups.

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How do you capture what is so special about Bill Frisell’s guitar playing in one episode? Is it his melodies, his unique chord voicings, his rhythmic concept, his revolutionary approach to pedals and sounds…? It’s all of that and much more.

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U.S.-made electronics and PRS’s most unique body profile make this all-American S2 a feast of tones at a great price.

Many sonic surprises. Great versatility. Excellent build quality

The pickup selector switch might be in a slightly awkward position for some players.

$2,029

PRS S2 Vela
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Since its introduction in 2013, PRS’s S2 range has worked to bridge the gap between the company’s most affordable and most expensive guitars. PRS’s cost-savings strategy for the S2 was simple. The company fitted U.S.-made bodies and necks, built using the more streamlined manufacturing processes of PRS’s Stevensville 2 facility, with Asia-made electronics from the SE line.

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