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Godin Detour Electric Guitar

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The Detour offers a compact feel with an aggressive double-cutaway design. The body has a silverleaf maple center with poplar wings. Maximum resonanc...Click To Read More About This Product

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Exceptional resonance and superb craftsmanship.

The Detour offers a compact feel with an aggressive double-cutaway design. The body has a silverleaf maple center with poplar wings. Maximum resonance is assured by the super-tight neck pocket, which is masked prior to finishing to make sure there is no paint or finish residue left to impede a wood-on-wood connection. Strings pass through a brass plate in the back of the guitar for maximum sustain. 2 Godin humbuckers capture the amazing resonance and provide rich, punchy tone.

FEATURES
  • Body: Silverleaf maple center with poplar wings
  • Rock maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Godin GHN1 neck humbucker
  • Godin GHB1 bridge humbucker
  • 3-way pickup switch, volume, and tone controls
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4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Goodbye Strat

By playa-fjPqc

from san diego

I have owned this instrument for 1 year now. It is not a toy at all like most guitars on the market. This thing may not have that 'violiny' kind of response that you can pull off with a strat but in exchange you get something that feels like an instrument - not a toy, and it has a very 'woody' tone about it... ...until you add gain. If godin made this model with a trip single configuration I would never look at another strat, that is until godin starts coming out with 5000 different models of the same thing like F**d*r

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow! I'll say it again WOW!

By Me-20e1f

from So Cal

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OK, I've had this guitar for a week now. The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was the gig bag. Very nice with lots of pockets and well padded. Took the guitar out and did a quick tunning. Strummed a few chords and could not believe my ears. This guitar sounds sweet unplugged! With lots of sustain too. Plugged in to my Marshall and just fell in love. The more I play this thing the more I love it. It came well set up and ready to play. The Godin strings sound great. Godin stock pick-ups are just totally killer! This guitar is without a doubt one of the best guitars I have ever played at this price range. This thing is sweeeet! Nice neck and great quality. You can't go wrong.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I'll be absolutely modest

By FCBtim

from Mississauga, ON

This was my first electric guitar. I didn't exactly "fall in love" with it the first few weeks. The looks are, well, quite boring. The finish, if you consider it a finish, is decent, but when you're looking at a guitar as plain as this one... there really is no "finish" to look at.The guitar has a nice, evenly balanced weight. When playing riffs and stuff, the neck and frets allows me to move smoothly all over the board. That is a plus in my book. Also, even with the guitar unplugged, the guitar can still be quite loud, for an electric guitar. When plugged into my Marshall, the guitar gave me a nice, smooth, jazzy tone. When distorted, you really have to mess around with the tone knobs on both guitar and amp to get a good, decent distortion. Here's my next problem: There really isn't much to adjust on this guitar. For beginners who want to experiment with different stuff, they may be set off by the lack of features in this guitar. From the above stated, one can discern the fact that I wasn't initially satisfied with the guitar. But as the days went by... I slowly realized the versatility of this guitar... with it, I can get some good, clean tone... and when I need it, I can get a decent, crunchy tone when distorted. The looks well, they grew on me. So if you have a silver Godin detour like me, you'll pretty much have to get use to it. But hey, my Detour turns heads, for the wrong reasons. Whatever. But otherwise, for its value, as an entry-level guitar, this one really is worth it. I've tried the Squires and lower-end Epiphones, but they really don't have the enduring quality that these Godin babies seem to carry with them. If you're looking for a good, versatile guitar, I'd say go with the Godin. You can't go wrong with it, unless you're really looking to invest in a guitar that is specialized for one end of the spectrum (like say, metal).

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Godin Detour

By CamCon586

from MN

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This was my second Guitar. You are sure to get what you pay for.It has great sound quality and great playability. This is a good second guitar because it isn't really that expensive and it will not break if you take good care off it.The Godin Detour doesn't have as great of sound quality like a Gibson but it is a pretty well made quitar.I really recomend buying this guitar and I promise you will have a great experience.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Detour good gutiar for a great price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This was my second guitar and it plays marvelously. It can handle distortion and does not go out of tune. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone is looking for a good guitar for a low price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible A MUST HAVE!!!

By VicFirth17

from Eden Prairie, MN

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The best guitar I have ever played, The price for this is amazing. My mentor that has been playing for 14 years says this thing is one of the best he has ever played! This thng is really powerful even if the amp is turned down!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Don't Own One... YET!

By The Dude-SJjHM

from Dallas, TX

I'm a college student and the foreboding fear of finals hit me yesterday, so I went down to the local music store and decided to mess around with some new guitars. I picked up this guitar and wasn't really all that impressed just by looking at it. The body seemed like it was made of plastic and it was just downright plain and boring to look at. But as soon as I plugged it in I was immediately taken back. The playability (and forgive me if I create my own words) and feel were simply out of this world. I felt like I knew how to play better with that guitar in my hand. I played Fender Tele's, Strats, a few Ibanez's and I just kept coming back to that same Godin guitar. The tone is great and for even double the price I haven't found a guitar that sounds as good. DEFINITELY going to add this guitar to my collection as soon as finals are over.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best for the price

By RGfromCA

from Quebec, Canada

I went to the music store to buy an Ibanez ! I was with a friend who is a professional guitar player. We took a look arround and play some Ibanez and Fender. I decided to get an Ibanez RG320 - a great guitar just the kind as I need. The price was a bit over my budget but I dicided to take it anyway. Just before we went to pay I noticed they have some Godin guitars. I never tryed any of these before. I grab a gloss black Detour with metal flakes who looks good and seems ''healthy'', if you know what I mean, ready to rock. I am near fall down of my seat when I played with this thing. I fall in love in the same time. What a beautifull tone sound and so confortable neck able to rock loud and blues smouth. I was plugged into a big washburn amp and I want to improve the guitar itself with a little amp to ear if the tone was from the amp or the guitar itself. I plugged it in a little 15 amp crate amp and it was one of the big surprise I never got, the tone was still present! I leave the RG320 behind and bought the Detour without regrets. I let some bucks in my pocket by the same occasion. I still love this guitar today.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

godin detour: perfection

By gregmaster-flex

from new york

This guitar is great, I started playing guitar by taking lessons at a local music place, and was just renting a guitar and amp from them for a while, after I decided I really liked guitar I began looking for a guitar around this price range. Initialy I was stuck on a mexican strat HH, and the day I tried this out my teacher had just got a mexican strat HH and comparitively the 2 guitars are the same. so that night I bought it, becuase this guitar made that crappy little 5W crate shred, and it was perfect. Everyday I find something new I like about this guitar, and it stays in tune better than anything I've played before (one practise my strap broke and the guitar fell on concrete and I picked it up and still was in tune), this leads me into the durrability, I play guitars, HARD, and I have not broken a stock string after 3 months, nor even scratched the guitar. Not to mention, I dropped it on concrete, and you can't Even notice the tiny blemish it got. With having amp trouble starting the day I bought this guitar I've been playing it 60% unplugged, and it has made me forget that I am playing an electric, for the wood has great sustain, and it is loud! But when I plug this into my Peavey supreme halfstack, it produces a high presence, in your face, brutal distortion (fortunatley for my appetite for gain is bottomless). When I plug it into my fender, its true sound comes out, the humbuckers are fat, and produce, a mezmorizing clean when in my fender. This guitar is all around great, its satisfied my cravings for distortion, and also given me a desire for acustic sound, and increased my respect for clean music. you will not be disapointed in it. PS. the guitar doesn't look as bad some say, I got it in pearl black, and it looks fine.

 
5.0

Bang for the Buck!

By r0xopvqXR

from Houston, TX

This was my second guitar. It has great clean sound and can handle distortion pretty well. The gig bag that comes with it was awesome! Lots of padding and pockets. I also can be used like a backpack. If you want a good guitar for a good price, get this one!

 
5.0

Godin Detour

By music lover-1UYP7

from Silsbee, TX

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I absolutely without a dought love this thing. It has a 1 11/16 wide nut which is a little easier to fret my chords, which is not so with the Arianna guitar I have that has a 1 5/8 nut width.I have the Black Pearl which is Black with little sparkles of Pearl in it that can only be seen when there's any reflection of light on it. I give it a 9 overall fon a very smaall defect in the paint, you really have to look for it however, it's not enough to make a fuss over, otherwise it's perfect and beautiful. I don't think I'll ever trade it, and if it got lost or stolen, I would buy another in a heart beat.

 
5.0

Great Guitar at a Great Price

By Street Music

from Kentucky

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My son brought this for me, he ask what I wanted and I told him a GODIN, the reviews were excellent on of the models. Well I got a Black Detour and I'm just blowed away with how great it sounds and the ease of play.

 
5.0

Godin Detour

By music lover-1UYP7

from Silsbee, TX

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I love this Guitar, as I don't believe I would trade it for nothing, NOTHING. I love the slightly wider neck 1 11/16" as I find it a little easier to fret my chords, as I have kind of chubby fingers (don't laugh, thank you). I have Black Pearl. It's a Black guitar with added Pearl sparkle.

 
5.0

Well-Made Guitar

By Guitar Critic

from Los Angeles, CA

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This guitar has a nice and sweet sound. It is good for most styles of music. The humbacker pickups are very quiet and powerful. I am surprised by the quality of the pick-ups. I had a Godin G-1000, and the pick-ups on the G-1000 were very noisy. The woodwork in the Detour is outstanding. I personally would have liked a thiner neck. The action is very good, and I did not need to change the set up. The Godin gigbag is best I have ever seen. Overall, the Detour is a good deal for the price.

 
5.0

No words to put how nice this guitar is...

By Drew nickname Chuck

from T2R9, ME

I got this guitar for my birthday, and I have not put it down! (Exept to eat and sleep.) The quality of the guitar is superb and it is S-O-O-O easy to play. The guitar sounds like something you would find in a professional recording studio unplugged, and it has a wicked deep & sharp punch when it is plugged into a marshall stack. I would recomend this guitar to ANYBODY looking for a good long lasting guitar. Buy one now. You will be so happy.

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