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    How do you like the Montreal Premiere? How does it compare to a 335? I was considering that guitar or the original version Montreal for some traditional jazz sounds in a smaller body.
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    It's been a long while since I spent any real time with a 335 but the two guitars are very different. The stock pickups aren't bad at all but they are warm and laid back and you immediately think "jazz". And it's really light, which kind of adds to that impression of it being for mellower styles. Getting past that, the guitar is pretty versatile. It does lean toward the blues and jazz side, not a shredders axe (obviously) but it rocks too. Messing around, I've had some fun with feedback :-). 335 probably better for the harder styles with the middle ground being players choice and maybe the Godin getting the nod for jazzy stuff ... but I say that not being much of a jazz player. My take anyway.

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    Nice review. My style is more jazz fusion, which I am using a solidbody for right now. I was looking at a Godin, as a 335 is a little too big for me, and a 339 sounds more like a Les Paul than a 335 (at least the ones I have tried).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Nice review. My style is more jazz fusion, which I am using a solidbody for right now. I was looking at a Godin, as a 335 is a little too big for me, and a 339 sounds more like a Les Paul than a 335 (at least the ones I have tried).
    I agree on the 339 ... closer to chambered Paul than a 335 to me too. I think the Godin is right around 14.75" so not as big as a 335 but not going to be mistaken for a solid body. Godin kind of has their own thing going on with a lot of the models. The Montreal Premiere is one of them so it's probably a good idea to play one, especially because they aren't exactly cheap. The lam. Cherry has it's own vibe and the guitar weighs right at 6 lbs., so it's light. One volume, one tone is a deal breaker for some players. And some are definitely going to wish for more comfortable access beyond the 18th or 19th. For me personally, a little better access would be nice but I really love the guitar. Probably worth your checking out if there is a dealer in your area.

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    Yeah, it is one of those things that there is enough differences to warrant checking them out. I've always been intrigued by them. No dealers in the area, so if I go to NAMM in the winter, I will play them there.
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    Cool thread. Don't have pics, but have 3 godin's.

    Started with a LGX-SA. Wanted a guitar with synth capabilities more than anything. Sold the synth and kept the guitar. Played the heck out of it and it's still going strong.

    Then found a LG-SP90 NAMM edition on eBay. Grabbed it up. Same color as the lgx (amber) but with a killer flame top. Don't play this is much as I used to. Thinking of swapping the pu's for something more vintage. It has the ceramic SD p90s.

    Then the progression came out. Ordered one without even playing it first. Just like the pics earlier in the thread. Cream with maple fretboard. Loved the tone, but compared to the others it was too "quiet". Unfortunately I decided to sell it. Luckily to a friend. May try and buy it back someday. Or just buy another. With the rosewood fretboard maybe.

    Then I saw the Belmont bigsby. Loved the white and black colors and retro shape. Never owned a guitar with lipsticks in it. Found a good deal on a used one. This has probably become my favorite. Learning how to use it's "lower output" pu's, is why I want my progression back. And to swap out the p90s in my lg-sp90. I spent too much time trying hotter pickups when lower output fit me so much better. The one thing I may try is a p90 in the bridge. Right now the 59 just sounds a little muffled compared to the lipsticks. Kind of like I rolled the tone control down to 5 or something. Open to any ideas or suggestions?

    Overall I am a huge fan of their guitars. Def sleepers in the price to quality ratio. One of the few brands I can imagine ordering without ever playing. I would never dream of buying almost any guitar without playing it first. Two USA les Paul's can vary a good bit in tone. But I've never picked up a bad godin. And almost anytime I see one in a store I try it.
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    Not a Godin owner yet, but i am still GAS'ing (big time) after all these years for a 5th Ave Kingpin. (... w single neck P90)


    http://sejane-grasis.com/bilder/kingpin.jpg <--- soon !
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    Those Kingpins look like great guitars! I also noticed that some of the older models, like the Jazz and Montreal (not Premier) hold their value really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz View Post
    Not a Godin owner yet, but i am still GAS'ing (big time) after all these years for a 5th Ave Kingpin. (... w single neck P90)


    http://sejane-grasis.com/bilder/kingpin.jpg <--- soon !
    The local guitar shop had one of those with two pickups. It was all I could do to keep the credit card in the wallet. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Those Kingpins look like great guitars! I also noticed that some of the older models, like the Jazz and Montreal (not Premier) hold their value really well.

    NICE . . . always good to know.
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    I am happy to see a North American company come out with unique designs. Their Multiac acoustic/electrics sound wonderful, too.
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    Godin is an innovative company they are doing great things . They are proving to the World that they can compete with other major companies. They have their own style and are not afraid to put themselves out there , they have many great looking axes and the prices are not cheap, but cheaper than some of the competition, Godin guitars strive on quality. Some of the members here say Godin guitars don't hold value well, if your a collector I can see it matter, but for a musician like myself I don't worry about how much my axe holds value. I look at the bang for the buck if you want a great quality guitar at a reasonable price buy a Godin and play the heck out of it . I would rather do this than overpay for a guitar that isn't better, but has a more known name. Godin is making headway and are getting noticed. My guitars don't sit in the stands or look pretty on the walls they get played.
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    I checked and you are right, their 'Summit' line is actually competing w/ Gibson's top of the line models;

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Godin-Summit...IAAOSwxxdZaPu3

    Can it match similar offerings from Japan such as this top of the line ESP?;

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-ESP-Lim...3D401365650800
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    Played a nice Session model today I may go back and make a deal for

    Very well made, really was pretty cool. Reminded me quite a bit of an older Robin model

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    Yeah, Godins get a lot of respect here. I dig them, and they seem to have their own thing going on.
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    I played a Godin Velocity years ago.. I was really impressed with the quality and features especially the HDR (revoicer), the mini push button format was really neat. Does anyone know any aftermarket onboard preamp equivalent to the HDR?

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    Still waiting for my new Godin Progression they said 8-12 weeks for delivery, coming up in a few days to week #8 its worth the wait. Just waiting for the call. Right from the oven into my hands LOL! Will show the pics when I get her.
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    I am still looking at a few of their archtops as possibly my next guitar. The problem is there is no way to try them, so I have to mail order them, and try them out for a month before I decide to keep one.
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    Go for it!!
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