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Godin Radiator Electric Guitar  Black Onyx Maple Fretboard

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The incredibly comfortable, hand-finished neck and chambered body are worthy of a much more expensive instrument. The silverleaf maple body and 24-3/...Read More

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Don't let the entry-level price fool you.

The incredibly comfortable, hand-finished neck and chambered body are worthy of a much more expensive instrument. The silverleaf maple body and 24-3/4" scale create superb playability, feel, and warmth. Rock maple neck available with rosewood or maple fingerboard. Each of the 2 Godin single-coil pickups is wired to its own volume control to make tweaking your tone that much easier. Includes gig bag.

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FEATURES
  • Rock maple neck
  • Rosewood or maple fingerboard
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Chambered silverleaf maple body
  • 2 low-noise, Godin-designed single-coil pickups
  • Volume, volume, tone controls
  • Includes gig bag
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GodinRadiator Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tone Machine and a great value!

If you want to look and sound like everyone else then don't buy this guitar... because this guitar will sepoprate you from the crowd! The look, very light weight, chambered body,...Read complete review

If you want to look and sound like everyone else then don't buy this guitar... because this guitar will sepoprate you from the crowd! The look, very light weight, chambered body, and the ability to blend the pick ups a little or a lot (or anyplace in between!)really sets it apart. You will get noticed and sound great, what more can you ask for an axe thats under a grand? Its a Godin and that means a quality guitar.I think once these go away they will increase in value as all cleverly designed, good playing guitars tend to do. Grab one

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Quality? Really? Not from what I got!!

First of all I will say Musicians Friend is a great place to do business. I expressed my concerns with the build quality of this Godin and they "stepped up to the...Read complete review

First of all I will say Musicians Friend is a great place to do business. I expressed my concerns with the build quality of this Godin and they "stepped up to the plate" even paid for my return shipping. The Radiator I recieved had a badly misalligned neck, screws not put in straight, pickups not mounted correctly, and buffing compound left on the body. I was shocked based on other reviews I read that raved about the quality. I guess you don't get that with their low priced product. Never wanted to play it.

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5.0

Quality and comfort

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from Dallas, TX

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Service Access

Best Uses

    Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

    I just acquired a 2002 Radiator today. The top on mine is basically black pearl. I suspect the current models are not as blue as the pics suggest.

    Very good build quality, and very comfortable to play with the body contours and relatively light weight. Fretwork is very good, and the neck is a very comfortable modern C contour. String spread at the nut is the same as my Epi G400.

    The only downside I see on the construction is the access to the wiring/controls. Although Godin did mount the bridge in it's own cutout on the top, It appears to be necessary to remove the bridge anyway in order to remove the top for access.

    Some players may feel tonally limited by the lack of a pickup switch, but this guitar has a good tonal range if you just strum in different positions, as you would on a Les Paul Jr or an Esquire. The guitar fits well in a LP case.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tone Machine and a great value!

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    from Nashville, TN.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Blend Pickups
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

      If you want to look and sound like everyone else then don't buy this guitar... because this guitar will sepoprate you from the crowd! The look, very light weight, chambered body, and the ability to blend the pick ups a little or a lot (or anyplace in between!)really sets it apart. You will get noticed and sound great, what more can you ask for an axe thats under a grand? Its a Godin and that means a quality guitar.I think once these go away they will increase in value as all cleverly designed, good playing guitars tend to do. Grab one

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Quality? Really? Not from what I got!!

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      from colorado

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

          First of all I will say Musicians Friend is a great place to do business. I expressed my concerns with the build quality of this Godin and they "stepped up to the plate" even paid for my return shipping. The Radiator I recieved had a badly misalligned neck, screws not put in straight, pickups not mounted correctly, and buffing compound left on the body. I was shocked based on other reviews I read that raved about the quality. I guess you don't get that with their low priced product. Never wanted to play it.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality-Beauty-Value

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          from Tampa Bay, FL area

          Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

          An amazingly playable multi-purpose guitar for gigs that call for many music styles. Very comfortable neck that goes easily up to the full second ocatve. Low string clearance anywhere along the fretboard allows for the lightest of fingering. Clear tones in any combination of pick-up settings. Tuners hold nicely and turn smoothly. Sophisticated retro looks that blend nicely into whatever you're wearing from denim to tux. Solid quality yet without the poundage. Of my many guitars, this one jumped right into my top 3.
          The Godin pick-up are truly hot for pop, Latin, jazz, etc. They may not meet slashers standards but then I don't play bone-crushingly loud music. Volume and Tone controls are smooth and accurate, enabling a nice variety of tonal possibilities. Neck is straight and solid. All fittings are assembled with precision.
          As good or better that guitars I've paid triple the price for.
          I don't know how this guitar isn't going for hundreds more.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Guitar Value Ever

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          from Houston, TX

          Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

          I went into a guitar shop with some junky gear and I was looking for a newer guitar with a sound I didn't have. This was it! This thing sounds better than any telecaster I've played and the cleans are CLEAN. I love this guitar! PS....After trade ins I only paid 50 bucks for it.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Top of my collection

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

          This guitar has many magnificent aspects for such a low priced guitar. First, the neck is hard rock maple from Canada, with a silky feel. Second, the body looks beautiful and unique. Third, Godin manufactures top of the line products, so you cannot go wrong buying from them. Do not worry about the "Twang" sound, for it is not evident unless you adjust the settings. Videos on you- tube can give you a vague idea of the sound. Trust me though, BUY THIS!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Cool Sounds hot indeed

          By 

          from Mississippi

          Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

          The fit and finish is perfect, which is the norm for Godin quality! The sound is fat and full yet clear, not at all weak or tinny like a strat... more p90-ish than expected, which is great! Great feeling neck, the action and intonation are right on for me with MF 10's.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Not bad at all..

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          from Trinidad & Tobago

          Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

          This was my first electric that I got second hand 8 years ago. I didn't know much about guitars back then. But got it because it was gorgeous, plus it played & felt like butter compared to the others I tried. It's got lot's of tone, the neck is fast and action is low. And though it can handle almost any style of music, I'd recommend something with Humbuckers for a louder presence and better harmonics for playing metal. This is more of a classic Rock/Jazz guitar.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Bang for the Buck

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          from Staten Island, NY

          Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

          This guitar sounds more like a Telecaster than my actual Telecaster. You can tell from the sound that it has a bolt neck and single-coil pickups. Way lighter than a Tele, and more flexible. Very cool retro look - mine is a bright aqua with white pickguard. Records great - especially rhythm parts. Worth every penny!

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is a rare jem!

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          from S. Florida

          Comments about Godin Radiator Electric Guitar:

          Transistor radios need not apply, this is meant to be played through tubes...wonderful tone. Awesome neck. It really likes flat wound jazz strings. Could use a different bridge or at least a strings-through-body bridge. All in all it's extremely hard to beat for the price. Sure, you could buy a crappy Epiphone (I have an original 54' Emperor) for the price but why would you when you can have one of these?

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