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Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 16" fingerboard radius
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Control your synths directly and integrate nylon string guitar sounds into your music.

The 'Slim' in this Godin ACS-SA nylon string guitar's moniker refers to the 1.715" neck width at the nut—a mere 16th of an inch wider than Godin's standard electric guitar nut width. If you do most of your playing on a guitar with a fairly narrow neck (such as most solidbody electric guitars) this is the ACS-SA guitar for you. The slim neck of the Godin ACS-SA Slim guitar along with the Ergocut shaping technique and 16" fingerboard radius provide for a very easy transition for steel string guitar players looking to integrate nylon string guitar sounds into their music. Aside from the new neck, the ACS-SA Slim shares all of the same features that have made the Godin ACS-SA nylon string guitar an industry standard. The chambered, silverleaf maple body with cedar top results in a guitar that is virtually free of feedback, making it easy to use even in loud stage situations. Synth access comes courtesy of the 13-pin connector for direct control of Roland GR Series and Axon AX100 guitar synths.

Includes gig bag.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 1.715" nut width
  • Chambered silver leaf maple body
  • Custom RMC electronics with 13-pin connector for direct control of Roland GR series and Axon AX100 guitar synths
  • Natural high-gloss or black high-gloss finish
  • Includes gig bag

Opens up a world of nylon-string classical, electric, and synthesized sounds! Order today.

 
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GodinACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        GODIN ACS SLIM is AMAZING!

        Well, first the bad - the when it arrived in the box, it looked great, but under closer inspection, there were some flaws: the action was EXTREMELY HIGH and had to be...Read complete review

        Well, first the bad - the when it arrived in the box, it looked great, but under closer inspection, there were some flaws: the action was EXTREMELY HIGH and had to be lowered ( i suppose this is to be expected though), and there were some nicks and scratches on the body and neck. on the 14th fret, there was a small dent where the finish had broken. That concludes the bad part.Now, i am a blues jazz guitarist, whose previous guitar had a very very slim neck. I was very happy to discover that the transition between my old guitar and this was very fluid and easy. This guitar plays like a dream, and also sounds great, even through a non-acoustic amplifier (although it does sound better through an acoustic amp). The synth access is really fun too, but buying the separate items necessary to use this can be annoying, as they are expensive.

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        Good features but entonation needs improvement

        I bought it and tried it for a week. At first I was very overwhelmed by its sound and electronics. Further analysis and considerations revealed some intonation problems when playing octaves and chord melody...Read complete review

        I bought it and tried it for a week. At first I was very overwhelmed by its sound and electronics. Further analysis and considerations revealed some intonation problems when playing octaves and chord melody around the 10th fret. I have not been able to find one acoustic nylon string type guitar that does not have this issue. I suppose the bridge not having an adjustable hardware for each string, like a regular electric guitar does, makes almost unrealistic my expectations for perfection. I am a professional Jazz and classical guitar player. For me intonation, tone and action are elements that cannot be missed on a guitar.

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        5.0

        I love this guitar

        By sscass

        from San Mateo, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable neck
        • Great Amplified Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I play a lot of musical theater pit gigs and was looking for a guitar just like this. Previously, I'd been using a classical guitar that I could plug in but had lots of feedback issues. No feedback with this guitar and it really sounds great through my amp (JC-120). The only thing to get used to is the strings being closer together because of the slim neck; it's really like an electric guitar in that sense, but it takes a little getting used to with nylon strings. But that's a very minor (and temporary) issue. This is my first major guitar purchase made online (I usually like to try before I buy) but I have absolutely no complaints.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Professional stylish tone-rich piece!

            By Dennis Perez

            from Dorado, Puerto Rico

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful Looks
            • Comfortable Playing
            • Construction
            • Tonal quality

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Professional Gigs
            • Recording

            Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            It reproduce accurately the beautiful mellow sound of of a true nylon string acoustic with the benefit of a better action since is an electric.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What an incredible guitar

            By Jimjam

            from New Zealand

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  When I first played a Multiac I just fell in love with it and shortly after bought one. The neck just felt so perfect in my hand. The tone is just beautiful and I find it's acoustic volume sufficient for quietly writing at home. I play through a Roland JC which is very bright and I've found this guitar to have a great EQ to balance that. It's size and weight are both very comfortable for playing and fantastic for portability. If I was to buy another I would avoid the black finish as it shows a lot if dust.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  40-year vetern guitarist endorses ACS-SA

                  By Michael Levine

                  from Dexter, Michigan, USA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Feel
                  • Great electronics
                  • Well built

                  Cons

                  • Uplugged Acoustics Faint

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Performance
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I like playing this guitar because it is simply the best built guitar I've played in a while. I think the quality is excellent.

                  I use high-tension nylon strings because regular just seem to sound more muted/muffled.

                  13-Pin works well with known guitar synthesizers.

                  Great access to electronics/battery.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Bullseye

                  By Jazzlvr5

                  from Atlanta, GA

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                        Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I got my Godin ACS Slim (Pearl Black) a few weeks ago from Musicians' Friend and couldn't be happier. It has all of the features I wanted (nylon strings, good/low action, comfortable to play, etc). I had to get my Roland GR55 (Black) elsewhere. The combination allows me to be so much more than just a guitarist. I was most interested in playing pianos, strings, pads and woodwinds which are handled nicely and realistically. The tracking on the Godin is very good on these types of sounds. Recording is clean/latency free with a few tweaks to the string sensitivity. I'm hooked on Godin...I have a Fender Strat, Taylor T5, Takamine, a 335, ESP in my collection and this is already my favorite. The versatility of sounds, looping, etc will make this a mainstay of my live set up. I'm already shopping for a Godin xtSA Koa...do your self a favor and get at least one Godin with synth access in your life....you'lll be really glad you did.

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar

                        By Ruben Abrams

                        from Beverly Hills, CA

                        Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I love the sound of an electric nylon string, but I also am used to the slim neck of an acoustic, and this guitar is the only one that has so conveniently combined these features and it has made it possible for me to comfortably bring the sound of the acoustic electric into my jam sessions. Thank you Musiciansfriend for making this beautiful guitar available.

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The Best of Both Worlds!

                        By Mark Garcia

                        from Corpus Christi, Texas

                        Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        This guitar is a must have in your collection especially if you play Latin music!
                        I play in a Latin band. One of the biggest problems I had was getting feedback using my nylon string guitar. The sound hole is smaller than standard steel string accoustics, so I could never find the right size sound hole cover for my guitar. I had to use a combination of my volume pedal and a "custom" made sound hole cover to keep the feed back down to a minimum. Then I saw this beautiful guitar by Godin! It was love at first sight! Godin makes several variations of guitars, some with neck widths the same size as on normal classical guitars. This one, the ACS-SA Slim has a neck that is almost as thin as an electric guitar! This was fantastic as it allows me to perform sweeps and phrases with much greater ease! The neck just feels amazing! And my problem with feedback is history! Plus the sound of the individual pickups is balanced across all the strings! No more dead sounding 1st string! If you want a great guitar that looks and feels and sounds simply beautiful then this is the one!

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                        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A Radical Classical

                        By Anonymous

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I've been playing electric solid-bodies for over 50 years and have frequently ventured into the classical style guitars. Just for the sound of the nylon strings. (My idea of classical is Simon & Garfunkle, Lennon & McCartney, etc.) I have never found one that I have been completely comfortable with untill the Godin popped up.It takes a couple of weeks to get used to the "nylon" feel, but that unique neck/fingerboard configuration makes it worth the work.Just playing through a Boss AD-3 (recommended) into a Vox Pathfinder sound incredibly realistic.This one is a "keeper" as far as i'm concerned.

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                        (11 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good features but entonation needs improvement

                        By El Rey

                        from San Diego City

                        Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I bought it and tried it for a week. At first I was very overwhelmed by its sound and electronics. Further analysis and considerations revealed some intonation problems when playing octaves and chord melody around the 10th fret. I have not been able to find one acoustic nylon string type guitar that does not have this issue. I suppose the bridge not having an adjustable hardware for each string, like a regular electric guitar does, makes almost unrealistic my expectations for perfection. I am a professional Jazz and classical guitar player. For me intonation, tone and action are elements that cannot be missed on a guitar.

                        Comment on this review

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Super Well Made

                        By SoonToBeFamous

                        from Tulsa, OK

                        Comments about Godin ACS-SA Slim Nylon String Cedar Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I got the black pearl. It's Beautiful and Great-playing. I even use it with distortion for some interesting fingerstyle riffs and single note playing. It's just a very well made instrument. Intonation, action, looks--all Perfect.

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