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Godin Montreal Electric Guitar  

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    Voiced for jazz and blues with electro-acoustic flexibility.

    The Montreal is the latest in a series of dual-voiced electric guitars from Godin that marry the sounds of traditional magnetic pickups with the saddle transducers in the bridge. The 2-chamber body is carved from a solid block of mahogany and capped with a carved solid mahogany top adorned with f-holes and cream binding. The 22-fret mahogany neck is shaped for exceptional comfort by Godin's ergocut technique, which leaves the back of the neck a comfortable modern C shape, while the front, fretboard edge, and frets are angled slightly in. The recessed pickups and bridge plus sculpted bolt-on neck joint make the Montreal Electric Guitar very comfortable.

    The 2 Godin humbuckers produce an extensive range of sounds thanks to a special 5-way switch that provides 5 distinct tones. Add in the L.R. Baggs transducers loaded in the bridge saddles and the palette of sounds becomes infinite. 2 separate outputs are set up so that the electric and acoustic voices can be blended in the guitar using a single patch cord or at the amp/mixer using both outputs. The Montreal guitar hardware is black and gold.

    Montreal is a great city, and it becomes that much cooler during its annual Jazz Festival. The city's love affair with jazz inspired the Montreal's creation. Jazz and blues players will love the way the Godin Montreal Electric Guitar sounds and feels.

    Features

    • Carved solid mahogany body with carved solid mahogany top
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • Mahogany neck
    • Sculpted bolt-on neck joint
    • 24-3/4" scale
    • 2 Godin humbuckers
    • L.R. Baggs bridge transducers
    • Custom preamp
    • Dual outputs

    Order today and arm yourself for acoustic-electric warfare on blazz stages around the world.

     
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    4.9

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    4.0

    What I've Been Looking for!

    By Nunya-g6YWq

    from Greenville, MS

    I've owned this guit-fiddle for a few months now. I must say, I don't bother looking at guitars anymore. The sound options are a dream. If you have been looking for the perfect marriage between acoustic and electric, LOOK NO FURTHER. The set up was awful though. Right after I bought it there were no more available... ANYWHERE! So I'm guessing it was a rush job and I got one of the slip ups. Haven't got it playing right but it sounds so good that I don't even care! You do NOT need effects to enhance the sound of this one. Just use the blend knob!

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    5.0

    Great sound & gread value

    Hello, I bought this guitar 4 years ago and still enjoy playing it everyday. I added a hardcase to better protect it. Keys are very good a keep the tune. The guitar is very versatile and I can set a wide variety of sound with it. I owe a Gibson Les Paul also but will usually take the Montreal instead.

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    5.0

    Very pleased wit my Godin Montreal

    By I'm so satisfied!

    from Ontario Canada

    Hello passionate guitarists!I bought my MOntreal 2 years ago, for those who are complaining with the hard shell, well I got one including the gig case. Everything is about negotiating... ask for it you might be surprised!This guitar is amazing! great sound, great tone, I love the acoustic effect as well as the electric. When plugged in 2 different amps (acoustic & electric) the sound spreads so clearly.The tuning machines which are well designed they lock the strings, great idea! My only concern is about the battery needed to run the acoustic part, it lasts for 300 hours, which a lot but always make sure to put a new one when you have a gig. For the stings buy the Godin light gage. See their website.Well buy it and explore a whole world of possibilities, people won't believe how good your sound is. Cheers!Mario

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    5.0

    My Godin '335'

    By Rickaz1

    from Tucson,Arizona

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    First complaints; There are none('cept no hard shell case). The case thing is Godin's way to keep the price down,(yeah right). I bought locally so I got a smokin' deal. If I bought the guitar right then, they would throw in the Lab5 2x12 amp I was trying it thru. I took it out to a gig the following weekend and got all kinds of favorable comments from the band and the locals alike. Great finish, cool looks and capable of lots more tones than the 335 I had wanted previously. Just love it, and the tones are from country acoustic rhythm to get-down nasty blues. Buy it, or at least try it,this guitar has got it going on.

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    5.0

    A guitar of beauty and innovation

    By MTWest

    from Maine

    I bought my Godin about 6 months ago. I sold my Gretsch Black Falcon to get it, so if that doesn't say something about this guitar then the rest of my review will have to do.The Godin Montreal is a beautiful guitar. The single cream binding and cream pickup frames combined with gold hardware on top of high-grade gloss Mohogony body is just stunning. However, beauty is only one selling point of a guitar.I've been seeking a good guitar with active electronics for along time, and the Godin is it and more. My first run in with an active pickup guitar was with a 1980s Martin Electric and I loved it. It's impossible to replicate the advantages one gets with an active EQ. The high are pristine, whole, and with fidelity. The lows are deep, warm, and soft. Feel free to e-mail me if you want some tone examples.My 2nd objective that has been achieved with this guitar is the ability to slightly replicate the sound of older-style wooden bridge jazzboxes. What I do to replicate this sound is use both the piezo and neck humbucker. I roll off the tone on the humbucker, and on the piezo EQ I put HIGH: 60% MID: 45% and LOW: 35%. Then I blend to the desired position which is about 70% humbucker, 30% piezo. The result is a crisp plucking sound accompanied by warm tone and sustain. The locking tuners are awesome, good quality, and provoke questions. There's more, but I feel like I'm running out of space. If you desire more information, email me!

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    5.0

    A piece of art

    By More than a Hobby

    from San Juan, PR

    I will make this brief. Great guitar, wonderful warm tone. The piezo sounds great. Sometimes I play it through a PA and sounds like a nylon stringed guitar, really. It captures lots of attention for its tone and beautiful finish. My complaints are the following:1) For such an expensive guitar it should include a hardshell case. The gigbag it includes is awesome but I guess a case would be in order. By the way, I bought a hardshell case for this guitar (which was on backorder for like 3 months) and when I finally got it, the sold me the wrong one. The guitar wouldn't fit. This was a very unpleasant situation.2) When I got this guitar, the fretboard was a MESS. I mean, terrible fret buzz. I got it fixed at the local shop since I didn't want to send it back and wait 5 months until I got it back.These are my complaints, which are really serious complaints. The whole thing made a hole in my pocket.However, the guitar is excelent... The companies should just watch more carefully for the quality of the item they are selling.

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    5.0

    Excellent Tone & Playability

    This guitar is great for Blues & Jazz. I can pretty much achieve any tone imaginable with this instrument and it plays smoothly! I would recommend this for those who like to experiment with different sounds as well.

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