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Godin ACS-SA Nylon String Slim Neck Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Synth Access   

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The Godin ACS-SA Nylon String Slim Neck Acoustic-Electric Guitar blends classical guitar concepts with elements of solidbody design while giving you ...Click To Read More About This Product

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For the electric guitar player looking to incorporate nylon sound.

The Godin ACS-SA Nylon String Slim Neck Acoustic-Electric Guitar blends classical guitar concepts with elements of solidbody design while giving you synth access. The slimmer mahogany neck is well-suited to guitarists accustomed to a typical solidbody guitar neck. Although the body is chambered, response from the maple top is more typical of a solidbody design. The result is an instrument that is virtually feedback-free, making it practical even when the band gets loud.

The electronics in the ACS include individual transducer saddles powered by a customized preamp system. This system produces superb amplified sound and provides access to Roland GR-Series and Axon AX100 guitar synths through the 13-pin connector.

  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 25-1/2" Scale
  • 1.715" nut width
  • Chambered Silverleaf maple body

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What a bunch of great sounds.

By Gregjon

from Guam, USA

This guitar is awesome! I have been playing for 45 years and this guitar blew me away.I use it with an old Rolgand VG-8EX and the newer Roland GR-20 and a Digitech RP-150. The sounds are amazing and when I play it with no effects it sounds great too. I even play slide with it !!! You will not be disappointed. Greg in Guam, member of the Beach Geezers.

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amazing quality product

By phil-hREXV

from new jersey

If this is an example of all godin products, this is one class company. Maybe the long, cold winter nights are the reason. I have 10 guitars and I am not a collector. I would pay double the price for this guitar. One thing, this must be electrified.

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one of the great guitars of the world

By lamplightz

from phelan ,calif

just purchased the godin multiact nylon string acs-sa slim. and let me tell you folks out there ..this is one of the greatest guitar's i have ever played...hand's down exquisit in every detail . ive been playing guitar for 45 year's and this one is a beauty in every way, it's playabilty, light in weight and most important of all.....how good does it sound, fantastic detail, crisp in sound from one end of the strings to the other. complete balance overall, it's not that fancy looking, but i love it's clean look and ease of playing, no other nylon string on the market come's close to it's value and quality and it's magnificent reproduction of the sound of a classical guitar....if your undecided about which next solid body nylon string guitar to buy....run out there and get your hand's on this truly wonderful guitar, superb in every way. thank you robert godin, ive been looking for a guitar like this my life. A plus a thousand time's over.

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Great playin, great sounding guitar for multiple p

By Terry Brady

from Bayport, NY

I have had the Godin ACS-SA nylon string for several years now. I play finger style for all jazz, standards and soft rock on this ax. It is extremely playable, sounds great when played through a PA system. I use the Roland GR33 Guitar Synth. Although I only use a few of the "patches" of the GR33, I have found that playing the synth ready ACS-SA usingt the "strings" patch for standards and soft rock makes the guitar sound full, sweet and textured. I use it on all my gigs whether it's a coctail hour or a 3 set gig in which case I would use it for my soft rock set. If my Godin were to be lost or stolen I would have to replace it because I am so reliant on its quality and versatility. I also have the Godin synth ready Jazz Guitar it is great too.

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Hard To Beat This One

By CHops-4W147

from Illinois

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This guitar is a great buy, and I'm convinced that anyone would be hard pressed to find a better deal in an electric nylon string. The build quality is excellent, as is the playability and the sound. I've been running the guitar straight into a Roland Cube 60 guitar amp with the highs rolled off and get a beautiful amplified nylon sound out of the instrument, no matter where I'm at on the neck. I've also run straight into a mixer with it and have been very happy with the sound.I have a degree in classical guitar performance from a conservatory and have spent years playing quality instruments. Most of my professional work has been in pop/rock/blues/jazz you name it. I've always wanted to return to a nylon string but have had quite a bit of frustration finding one that amplified well both from a tonal quality perspective and from a feedback perspective. This guitar knocks the ball out of the park on both counts so far as I'm concerned.So far I haven't done much with the synth access, but have been pleased with the results on this front as well.

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From Steel to nylon

By Elbo

from East Texas

I've had this guitar for 3 weeks now. This guitar was a gift from some one that wanted me to do a song they had written that required spanish type guitar work. I've played guitar for 43 yrs,and also do studio work. This is the best sounding nylon string guitar I have ever had my hands on. The volume on this thing will rival any Les Paul. I own one. The neck is as comfortable as any strat. I own one of those also. The strings are a new hard tension design, taken from a tennis racket technology. They are not as sloppy as the wide necks we hate. It has a small slide switch which changes from 800hz to 1200hz, a bright switch in other words which works great because you can't go from neck to bridge pickup. It needs to be a small toggle though because you need to be able to change on the fly. From steel to nylon is easy with this guitar and it sounds fantastic. Elton Smith Longview Texas

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Makes Me Sound Like A PRO!!!

By PastorMacho

from Pittsburgh, PA

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I just got this guitar 5 days ago. While I'm considered a far greater piano player than guitar (been playing piano for 25 years), this weekend the tables were almost equal.I'd heard of this guitar, and wanted one for about 10 months. I'd read a lot about it, and after saving the chunk of money, I purchased it.SOUNDAbsolutely amazing. I'm not technical. But the pickups on this guitar blew everyone away. I was playing at a retreat this past weekend, and I have a friend that's played sax with the greatest musicians. He was even blown away by how great it sounded.I did use it with a Fischman Aura Nylon String Sound Pedal thing (forgot the exact name). No Joke, Hands Down, the BEST guitar I've played.It's light, and the SLIM NECK allowed me to play it effortlessly.It comes with Godin Strings, which is what I'm going to purchase as backup sets.All around, it's just AMAZING. I'm in love with the guitar and I've only had it for a few days. And I haven't even gotten to its full MIDI potential, as I'm waiting for the Roland GR20 purchase, which should complete my guitar setup.


What a suprise!

By Godin_Convert

from Newport News, VA

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I just purchased this to use with my axon 100 synth.I have never played nylon before and use either a pick or thumb pick and fingers. I have never had so much fun with a guitar as this. I was using a roland GK-3 magnetic pickup and an Ibanez Artcore with my axon. Though it tracked well with my Ibanez, this is a whole order of magnitude better. The sound of the guitar is much better than I expected. Being nylon you do have to play clean. If you don't you can get some very un-musical sounds. With the synth I can make it sound like a steel string acoustic, a piano, sax, flute it tracks perfectly. But I like it just straight through to my keyboard amp with a little reverb.And for me the best part was the neck suits me. I'm used to my fender strat, and this guitars neck isn't much different. I love the satin mahogany and the ebony fretboard this guitar is easy on the hands. The only guitar I can compare it to is a Carvin NS1. This guitar has a better neck for me and was quite a bit less expensive.



By Skip-Ag65F

from Atlanta

Sounds great when plugged up! The quality and workmanship is superb. The natural unplugged resonance was poor, so I sent mine back.

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