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2017 Godin Acousticaster Thinline Electric-Acoustic Guitar

Price: CDN $1295
US Price: US $1031.30
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: New
Date Listed: 04-07-2017
S/N: Varies as new, this is 15214112, built during 2017 in Berlin, New Hampshire, from parts produced in Quebec.
The Godin Acousticaster is the natural progression of an original idea from Chet Atkins, who needed an acoustic guitar that wouldn't feed back at stage volumes. The first models were the Gibson Chet Atkins Cutaway Electric Classical, which used a heavy, chambered mahogany body with spruce top and a six-element piezo bridge pickup. Godin has fully developed this concept with the Acousticaster and the Multiac line, providing both nylon and steel string models that do exactly what Chet wanted.


These Godin models are used by working guitarists worldwide. They are very well made and deliver excellent performance.


The Godin Acousticaster uses a chambered mahogany body with solid spruce top to provide the response and resonance of a steel string acoustic guitar, and that's sensed with a piezo bridge pickup. It also has a Godin mini-humbucker in the bridge position to provide electric tones. The familiar and reliable Godin control set is immediately available to the right hand on the upper bass bout. There are two separate outputs for the two pickup systems, and these can go to separate channels inputs or amplifiers. The neck is maple with a rosewood fingerboard, and has a standard 25.5 inch scale length. The frets are fairly large as the Acousticaster is intended for players who need to produce both acoustic and electric parts. A gig bag is included.


Interestingly, the Godin Acousticaster is endorsed and played by Johnny Hiland, a prominent country player and exponent of Chicken Picking.


Visit the Godin Guitars website to learn more about the versatile Godin Summit Classic!


Visit Johnny Hiland's gear page here, and check out his entertaining and informative videos.


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