NAMM 2008: 7 changes to the Godin guitar line-up

Godin's 'sneak peak' video of the Passion RG-3 in action
Godin's 'sneak peak' video of the Passion RG-3 in action

Canadian based Godin have announced a range of new guitars at the Winter NAMM Show 2008 including electric and acoustic models. Here's the lowdown...

Godin Passion RG-3

The Passion is a single-coil electric guitar and is the first model handcrafted in Godin's Premier Atelier in Canada. It features new GS-3 single coil pickups, as well as the High-Definition Revoicer and is described in Godin's own words as 'a true 6-string labor of love'.

You can watch the RG-3 in action on Godin's 'sneak peak' video now.

Godin Summit

The Summit is the newest member of the Signature series and features a 24-3/4" scale, carved high flame maple top, mahogany body and Seymour Duncan 59 and Alnico 2 humbuckers. Godin's High-Definition Revoicer is also present here.

Godin 5th Avenue and Multiac Spectrum SA

Next up is the 5th Avenue, which brings something different to the table, as it's the first acoustic archtop jazz guitar for the company. F-holes, floating pickguard and an adjustable rosewood bridge all add to Godin's claim of building a guitar with an undeniable 'vintage 1940's vibe'.

The Multiac series gets a new steel string model with the addition of the Spectrum SA. It features a new larger mahogany body design, Seymour Duncan Lipstick pickup in the neck, Custom Godin electronics along with separate tone and volume controls for the Lipstick pickup, as well as 13-pin capabilities for computer and synth access.

Godin LG and Redline 1

Two models from the LG Series have also been tweaked. The LG HB and LG SP90 now feature figured tops and a cream binding. Both are available in Trans Black and Cherry Burst finishes.

The final axe getting a make-over is the Redline 1. Described by Godin as an 'aggressive, shred-machine', this model now boasts 24 frets, a new logo, new black headstock, black binding and an array of new colours.

We'll provide some photo's as soon as we can, keep an eye on the NAMM 2008 show report for more information.

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