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  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 16" (40.6cm)
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Acoustic sound, humbucker sound, electric comfort!

The Godin A6 Ultra Semi-Acousti-Electric guitar offers the innovative concepts found in all Godin A-series guitars. You get plugged-in acoustic sound with the feel of an electric guitar neck, along with a chambered body that virtually eliminates feedback in live and loud settings.

The Godin A6 Ultra guitar adds "oomph" and full tone with a Godin humbucker pickup in the neck position. Other enhancements include an under-saddle transducer, dual outputs (acoustic and electric) that combine for huge stereo sound and a Custom Godin preamp voiced specifically for the A6 Ultra. The preamp gives guitarists control of their tone via sliders for acoustic volume, treble, mid, bass and independent controls for the electric humbucker volume, treble and bass.

Whether plugging into the single acoustic mix or in stereo (via both outputs), controlling your tone is at the tip of your fingers. And the Godin A6 Ultra guitar delivers in all styles of music from jazz to rock to country as well as being a great blues slide guitar.

Other appointments on the Godin A6 Ultra guitar include a solid cedar top, a 2-chambered silver leaf maple body, semi-gloss mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, and the comfortable feel of an ergocut back.

Includes a gig bag.

Features

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 16" (40.6cm)
  • Scale: 25-1/2" (64,75cm)
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16" (4.3cm)
  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Body: Two-chambered silver leaf maple
  • Finish: Semi-gloss
  • Controls: Custom Godin Pre-amp, 1x electric ouput, 1x acoustic output
  • Pick-ups: Godin Humbucker & EPM under saddle transducer
  • Includes a gig bag

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GodinA6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (5)
    • Small venues (4)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    We all know the saying . . .

    We have all heard the saying that "it is a poor musician who blames his instrument," but with the Godin A6 Ultra - you are going to be saying the exact...Read complete review

    We have all heard the saying that "it is a poor musician who blames his instrument," but with the Godin A6 Ultra - you are going to be saying the exact opposite. You are going to be praising this instrument, and telling everyone you know how it is making you a better musician. First off, this is not "an acoustic guitar" in any traditional sense of the word. It is, at best, a Thinline. The best way to describe the acoustic difference in the sound is that it lacks the natural percussion that you get from an acoustic guitar. But here are the benefits: It is the size of an electric guitar, but lighter than any solid body electric you will ever play. It has a very sweet finish - I am kicking myself a little for not springing for the vintage sunburst. It is nice and slim and it is SUPER EASY to play. I have never played as smooth with any guitar as I do with this one. It might be that it is just the perfect fit for me. The neck radius has the right amount of width for my hands - not too big and not too slim. It showed up perfectly set up. I didn't need to do a thing to it. The only odd thing was I didn't think it came with a gig bag, it did not say that it did in the description, so I ordered one, and low and behold, it showed up in a gig bag and then I had an extra one.

    But otherwise, plug this guitar in, and enjoy the sweet tone it delivers. I keep the acoustic channel essentially clean - though I do enjoy mixing in just a smidge of that humbucker on occassion. But what I mostly do is run the acoustic side through a Zoom A2 Acoustic pedal. The flexibility and ability to dial in tone is amazing with those two paired - they are the pefect pair. And then I go ahead and run the electric side through my pedal board (EHX Knockout, Big Muff, Chorus Clone, and Small Stone) and into my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and POW - I have a full electric rig and I don't swap guitars! And it is every bit as sweet as the Godin Kingpin P90 that I traded for this - minus all the annoying Feedback I would get. I'm Electric. I'm Acoustic. I'm Both. The options are incredible. And that is what is great about this guitar. You are so flexible that this guitar could almost never be the wrong choice of Axe (At least for what I play).

    Finally, be prepared if you buy this guitar! You are going to be fielding lots of questions. No one has any idea what you are doing, or how, and no one has ever seen this guitar before. It seems there is no end to the fascination at the look and the flexibility of this guitar. Musicians and laypeople a like. I only wish I had found this guitar 20 years ago. I would be a Rock God today if I had. I play better then I ever have, and am constantly hearing the possibilities of things I can do with this guitar in my head.

    Well, I'm going to head back to the studio and see if I cannot get one radio hit before I die. And if I do, it will be because of this guitar.
    See my comments below. How could it be anything other than Fantastic? It is both an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar. What more do you need?
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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    major design flaw cheap hardware

    this guitar plays great sounds incredible plugged in. loved the guitar until ibroke a string. when the string breaks at the saddle if the ball end of the string falls down into the guitar...Read complete review

    this guitar plays great sounds incredible plugged in. loved the guitar until ibroke a string. when the string breaks at the saddle if the ball end of the string falls down into the guitar it makes its way down the wiring hole and into the input jack area, it will short the jack connections and cause major distortion. the input jack has to be removed to remove the string end. a real pain in a live situation. Also, the tuning machine heads are very cheap i have had to replace two of them in the middle of a gig because they both split down the middle. if not for these two issues i would have given this guitar a much higher rating

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I wanted to love it, but...

    By Fossil Man

    from USA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • No Soul

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I really wanted to Love this guitar! I read so many positive reviews... And it really does live up to them, technically.

    But a guitar is where technical perfection does not predict artistic perfection or grace.

    It looks beautiful, good quality fit and finish.
    Out of the box,the set up was great, right from the factory. No adjustments needed..

    It plays amaizingly: No fret buzz. Nice, low action. Smooth, fast neck. Very light weight. I can play this for long stretches without getting tired.
    All the components appear to be good quality.

    So, why am I Not excited?
    It's the Sound. There's just no Character to it. The acoustic signal is OK, but it sounds more like an acoustic guitar "model" rather than the real thing. The humbucker sound is on the muddy side, with no "grind" or "edge" to it. This is probably because the humbucker is in the neck position, so it's bound to be mellower than a bridge position pickup, of course. But it just doesn't have the kind of "singing" quality you expect from a hollow body. It's just plain, "vanilla" sound.

    Perhaps I just haven't found the right combination of amp or pedals to make this thing "sing." But I did try many. It's not for lack of testing with multiple setups.

    Perhaps for mellow jazz, this is a good choice. But if you want to rock, you need something else.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Acoustic/Electric

    By Roosterboy McCoy

    from Buffalo, NY

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I own both this guitar and Godin's A12 and consider both to be the ideal compromise between live acoustic (plugged in) sound and easy playability.

      They both play like an electrics, but sound like far more expensive acoustic guitars. I play solo acoustic gigs or open mics weekly and used to bring my higher end Martin 6 or my Breedlove 12 string. The A6 sounds amazing and is a joy to play. Godin's site claims the A12 is the easiest playing 12 string in the world and I believe they're right. The same is true of the A6. The necks on these guitars are thin and fast. Out of the box, you will be able to nail acoustic riffs that would be far more challenging to play cleanly on traditional acoustic guitars.

      I've owned (and still own) many great acoustic guitars, but the A6 and A12 are my "go to" guitars for live performance. The sound is weak unplugged, as to be expected, but plug these things in - and the sound is amazing. The videos on Youtube and Godin's site don't do them justice. I get more compliments on my guitar sound with the A6 then I ever did with guitars that cost literally 3x as much - and the Godin is a breeze to play!

      My advice: Go for it. You will not regret buying this guitar.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty Darn Cool

      By AlienRocker

      from Roswell, NM.

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I am new to Godin instruments but I think I am going to like them quite well. I have not had this A6 for long but what I can say is that for what it is I'm very impressed. I would call it more of a "hybrid" than acoustic eletric but thats just me. As far as the sound goes, I compaird the acoustic side to a Gibson and Taylor AE the other day and was quite impressed. The sound and the EQ was very full and when adding the humbucker in a bit... "OH MY" it was delicious. On the electric side, dont expect this guitar to be a strat or LP you will be disappointed but it's not bad. I wish the frets were a little taller to help with chording buzz but I guess I'm gonna just have to get my fingers stronger. When strapped on, it hangs like a tele and is about the same thickness. Personally I prefer the way a strat hangs but thats just me. For the price you can not go wrong.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just the right combination

      By JCD

      from Chapel Hill, NC

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Performing
        • Practicing

        Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        As primarily an acoustic guitar player, I've had my eye on the Godin A6 Ultra for some time, as I began to contemplate adding an electric guitar to my sound. I'm very familiar with Godin's products, as I already own an A8 mandolin, which I love. While I haven't had much time to play around with the A6, so far, I've found the playability to be excellent, and the tones from both the transducer and humbucker are fantastic. I'm always a little reticent to purchase any instrument online and sight unseen, but the A6 came perfectly set up with great action. I haven't had to adjust anything on it, and don't intend to anytime soon.

        If I had a complaint, the only thing I can think of is I wish the A6 came with a hard case. The gig bag it comes in is quite durable and well padded, but I tend to baby my instruments, and as such, like to have a hard case for all of them. I don't think Godin makes a hard case to fit the A6 Ultra, but I've heard it'll fit in other standard electric guitar cases.

        This guitar is perfect for someone like me who likes to play a variety of music, but focuses on folk to indie rock. I've only begun to explore the variety of sounds you can get from this guitar, but with a little creativity, the options seem endless!

        Oh, and as is the case with all of Godin's brands including Seagull, Art & Lutherie, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Richmond, etc., the cost to value ratio is unmatched in the industry. These high quality instruments are extremely well crafted and ALL made in Canada (and a few in the US). You really cannot go wrong with any of them!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Versatility & Quality at a great price!

        By ChapJET

        from Alabama

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Godin has never disappointed me with quality, tone, and versatility at a great price. This is my 3rd Godin product and all have been great right out of the box. Godin seems to take great pains to pay attention to detail and they seem to know what a guitarist is looking for. This guitar's flexibility is awesome. Being able to get an acoustic sound, a humbucking sound and endless variations and mixes of the two is fantastic. I really am impressed with this instrument, and when you get all of that this kind of money, it's unbelievale! I've already used it in a live setting and it came thru with flying colors. Saw one review about it not coming with a manual. The Godin site has the downloadalbe pdf manual that explains all of the controls, etc., as well as a demo video. You really can't touch this kind of versatility and quality for anywhere near this price and MF's fast, free shipping gets it to you quickly and efficiently.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          versatile and sounds great

          By DenB

          from NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can dial in unique sound
          • Decent gig bag
          • Gig worthy guitar
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Humbucker does the trick
          • Solid Electronics
          • Sounds great plugged in
          • Stereo setup

          Cons

          • Action was too high
          • Didn't like stock strings
          • Frets needed dressing
          • No manual

          Best Uses

          • Gigs
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          needed a set up out of the box...but plays great now. got the frets filed down a bit and dressed, lowered the action, looked up the controls and you can really play a lot with your sound (blended or not). look forward to using it in live applications. has a big sound when dialed in, with a little reverb/delay. very happy with it.

          Comment on this review

          (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          We all know the saying . . .

          By Doghouse

          from Chicago, IL

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          We have all heard the saying that "it is a poor musician who blames his instrument," but with the Godin A6 Ultra - you are going to be saying the exact opposite. You are going to be praising this instrument, and telling everyone you know how it is making you a better musician. First off, this is not "an acoustic guitar" in any traditional sense of the word. It is, at best, a Thinline. The best way to describe the acoustic difference in the sound is that it lacks the natural percussion that you get from an acoustic guitar. But here are the benefits: It is the size of an electric guitar, but lighter than any solid body electric you will ever play. It has a very sweet finish - I am kicking myself a little for not springing for the vintage sunburst. It is nice and slim and it is SUPER EASY to play. I have never played as smooth with any guitar as I do with this one. It might be that it is just the perfect fit for me. The neck radius has the right amount of width for my hands - not too big and not too slim. It showed up perfectly set up. I didn't need to do a thing to it. The only odd thing was I didn't think it came with a gig bag, it did not say that it did in the description, so I ordered one, and low and behold, it showed up in a gig bag and then I had an extra one.

          But otherwise, plug this guitar in, and enjoy the sweet tone it delivers. I keep the acoustic channel essentially clean - though I do enjoy mixing in just a smidge of that humbucker on occassion. But what I mostly do is run the acoustic side through a Zoom A2 Acoustic pedal. The flexibility and ability to dial in tone is amazing with those two paired - they are the pefect pair. And then I go ahead and run the electric side through my pedal board (EHX Knockout, Big Muff, Chorus Clone, and Small Stone) and into my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and POW - I have a full electric rig and I don't swap guitars! And it is every bit as sweet as the Godin Kingpin P90 that I traded for this - minus all the annoying Feedback I would get. I'm Electric. I'm Acoustic. I'm Both. The options are incredible. And that is what is great about this guitar. You are so flexible that this guitar could almost never be the wrong choice of Axe (At least for what I play).

          Finally, be prepared if you buy this guitar! You are going to be fielding lots of questions. No one has any idea what you are doing, or how, and no one has ever seen this guitar before. It seems there is no end to the fascination at the look and the flexibility of this guitar. Musicians and laypeople a like. I only wish I had found this guitar 20 years ago. I would be a Rock God today if I had. I play better then I ever have, and am constantly hearing the possibilities of things I can do with this guitar in my head.

          Well, I'm going to head back to the studio and see if I cannot get one radio hit before I die. And if I do, it will be because of this guitar.
          See my comments below. How could it be anything other than Fantastic? It is both an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar. What more do you need?
          See my comments below
          See my comments below.

          Comment on this review

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent marriage of acoustic and electric guitar

          By Andre-opd9u

          from Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I was looking for a thin-bodied acoustic guitar because a shoulder injury makes it too painful to play my full-bodied acoustics. After doing a lot of research online, I decided to give the A6 Ultra a try. I went to a local music store and gave one a good workout for about an hour and was amazed at its playability. Through a Fender acoustic amp, although it didn't sound exactly like a good full-bodied acoustic such as a Martin or a Gibson, it had its own sound, blending its under-the-saddle piezo with the humbucker. It also had a real acoustic guitar feel when finger-picked. At the same time, it had the playability of an electric guitar. I've tried finger-picking my Strat and my LP but that has always felt weird, not at all like picking my favourite Armbrust custom-built cutaway. A bonus is that the Godin is surprisingly loud when played unplugged. The A6 Ultra incorporates both a piezo and a humbucker pickup wired through a pre-amp/EQ with volume and tone controls for both pickups. When using the "blend" output jack and playing through a good sound system, by fiddling with these controls, I was able to get a sound that literally blew me away! Okay, not a true acoustic sound like my Armbrust of Gibson SJ25, but a warm round full sound with all the definition I hoped for with chords strummed or picked and with individual notes just sparkling at the high registers and yet well defined at the bass end. It is possible, using both output jacks, to have the output from the piezo going to one amp while the output from the humbucker is sent to another amp, handy for recording, I would think, but that's not something I'm into right now. Still, nice to know that option is there.I love the fact that there's nothing hiding the natural good looks of the real cedar top. I've never liked gaudy acoustic guitars. The shape of the body and headstock are classic in their simple yet aesthetic lines. Basically, this axe feels like an acoustic when finger-picked and yet plays like a well-set-up electric such as a strat or tele. The best of both worlds. Feels good and solid overall.A well-made (Canadian, eh?) guitar which fills my needs admirably. Worth every penny I paid for it.I'd almost given up playing my acoustic guitars (my first love) because of this shoulder injury. This guitar has made it possible for me to get back to doing what I love best, finger-picking folk/folk blues and open/modal tuning instrumentals. Can't put a price on that!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Hybrid as of 2010 - Tried 'em all

          By Jdub

          from Long Island

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Wow! This thing really is what it claims to be. What blows my mind is the volume you get when not even plugged in. The guitar has 2 output jacks on it, and being that I play at church, and a straight line to a mixer, here's my clever way to use the A6 Ultra: I have 2 cables connected to the guitar simultaneously. The cable with the humbucker signal first runs into a Tech 21 Liverpool stompbox which simulates a Vox AC30. The cable coming out of that stompbox and the cable from the undersaddle piezo on the guitar then run to a Radial Hotshot instrument selector Pedal. So with one stomp you go from rich, cutting acoustic to grungy low/mids for rhythm and sparkling highs for leads. Love it.Would appreciate better tuners though.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Its My (sweet LeiLani Alee) Cognac Burst HG

          By demac520

          from Hemet Ca

          Comments about Godin A6 Ultra Semi-gloss Semi-Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I'm a Merchant Marine that stumbled across mine while I was stationed in Hawaii last year Aug 2008. I got it for Island style raegae because its popular there little did I know what I really had. I own several Gibson Lucilles', a strat,Ibanez, ovataion and yamahas but this guitar is off the chain..... LOL it plays reagae with ease but when you want some funk, jazz, R&B it awesome. I started doing blues with it a few months ago and I was blown away because for such a light weight guitar it hits like a gibson when doing blues it holds it own very well I love it I wish the would have made the bridge without those peg pins but other than that its a cool axe. with a tube amp I get a real fat warm sound with a soild state line 6 spider jam a very rich sound take your pick. soon after I purchased mine I put a Seth Lover humbucker in the neck and its more powerful and fat. I love it for the price its cool I will get another when Godin changes the bridge peg set up.Best off all you don't need a lot of effects with this guitar but if you use them its just that much better.

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