The 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB features a Cutaway body design and the added sounds of two Godin Humbucking pickups, which deliver all that classic vintage tone with presence, clarity, and a little attitude thrown in for good measure!
Made from Canadian Wild Cherry, the body of the 5th Avenue features a molded arched top and back, as well as an adjustable bridge, classic F-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock, floating pickguard, and cream binding. Also, the rustic beauty of its Custom Polished Finish creates a gorgeous satin sheen reminiscent of the 19th century.
With the soul of a 1950's archtop, the 5th Avenue is a true vintage spirit of yesterday with today’s level of modern playability. With more projection & volume in the low/mids than traditional archtop acoustic guitars, the dynamically rich tone of the 5th Avenue makes this sophisticated instrument a dream to play.
The Godin 5th Avenue Series now makes the dream of owning an affordable North American archtop a reality! Whether you play Alt-Country, Delta Blues, Jazz or Rock, the 5th Avenue delivers both acoustically and electrically.
Essential FeaturesBody: Canadian Wild Cherry
Neck: Silver Leaf Maple
Scale Length: 24.84" (631mm)
Nut Width: 1.72" (44mm)
Body Type: Carved Archtop
Construction: Carved Top and Back
Electronics: 2 Godin Custom Humbuckers
Finish: Cognac Burst Semi Gloss
Markers: Frets 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17
Series: 5th Avenue
List Price: $1195
Extras: Deluxe TRIC Case
The Instrument's Family
Robert Godin began making guitars in rural Quebec out of a passion for music and craftsmanship. His dedication to quality and ingenuity has allowed Godin to become one of North America’s largest guitar manufacturers. They have always provided players around the world with guitars that are unique, diverse, and effortlessly enjoyable.
46 years later, that same passion drives the next generation of Godin Guitars by Robert’s two sons, Simon and Patrick. Their current guitars continue to evolve and shake up the industry through modern designs, thoughtful refinement and a commitment to handwork.
Godin guitars are unique because from forest to stage, they are North American. The necks and bodies are all made in their original location in La Patrie, Quebec. Godin Guitars are then assembled in their Quebec and New Hampshire factories.
Keeping the process close to home means that Godin experts and designers can ensure the highest quality with a personal touch. From fretting to sanding, there is more handwork in Godin guitars than you will find in most custom shops.
Godin strives to consistently provide top-quality guitars which honor the finest traditions of lutherie, while continually refining the process through their innovative designs.
These instruments make it easy for any musician to learn, develop, and most importantly enjoy their musical abilities. Whether strumming on your front porch, or playing a sold-out show, these guitars will deliver rich, resonant, unparalleled sound in any setting.