Premiering at Winter NAMM this Canadian Made Archtop is a Vintage Soul with Serious Tone & Modern Playability
For immediate release:
Montreal, Canada- January 8, 2008 – The Godin 5th Avenue brings you back to a time when the archtop acoustic guitar reigned supreme. With the soul of a 1950’s archtop, the 5th Avenue is a true vintage spirit of yesterday with today’s level of modern playability. With more projection & volume in the low/mids than traditional archtop acoustic guitars, the dynamically rich tone of the 5th Avenue makes this sophisticated instrument a dream to play, but not a nightmare to pay for. The Godin 5th Avenue now makes the affordable North American archtop guitar a reality!
A great deal of time & research went into crafting the 5th Avenue. Revoiced for the music of today, it would not seem unfamiliar for this instrument to be seen in the hands of artists the likes of Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Ryan Adams, or even Jack White (White Stripes). From Alt-Country, Delta Blues, Slide, Jazz to Rock, the 5th Avenue can really deliver.
Made from Canadian Wild Cherry, the body of the 5th Avenue features a molded arched top and back, as well as an adjustable rosewood bridge, classic f-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock, floating pickguard and cream binding. Also, the rustic beauty of its Custom Polished Finish creates a gorgeous satin sheen reminiscent of the French polish of the 19th century.
The Godin 5th Avenue….the archtop acoustic of the past, for today’s modern musician.
About Godin Guitars:
With its early beginnings in 1972, the Godin Guitar family now includes 6 lines of guitars. These include the renowned Godin electric line, as well as the finely crafted acoustic lines such as Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie and LaPatrie nylon stringed classical guitars. Godin Guitars is also the manufacturer of the revolutionary TRIC acoustic guitar case. Based in Montreal Quebec, this Canadian company has 6 factories, 5 of which are located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and 1 located in Berlin New Hampshire. Godin Guitars is also the Official Exclusive Guitar Sponsor of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and Songwriting Contest.
- Top: Canadian Wild Cherry
- Back & Sides: Canadian Wild cherry with cream binding
- Neck: Silver Leaf maple with contoured high-gloss black headstock
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Adjustable Rosewood Bridge
- Finish: Custom Polished Finish
- Radius: 16″ (40,6 cm)
- Scale: 24.84″ (63 cm)
- Nut width: 1.72″ (4,6 cm)
- Colors: Cognac Burst, Natural & Black
Made in Canada