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Godin A6 Ultra Cognac Burst HG 2020

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This is a very nice Godin A6 Ultra in a high-gloss Cognac Burst, built during April 2020 in Quebec and featuring both a humbucker and piezo pickups.

The Godin A6 Ultra, like the very versatile and successful Multiac series, draws from the 1981 – 1995 Gibson Chet Atkins CEC (Cutaway Electric Classical) and 1987 – 2006 SST (Solidbody Steel String) designs. The CEC was essentially a solid Mahogany body, set-neck nylon string with a piezo pickup and preamp set, intended to support Chet’s use of nylon string guitars at stage volumes. The SST used the same concept but with steel strings and a pin bridge. While these models had some success, Gibson eventually abandoned the concept.

Godin, on the other hand, improved the design with a bolt-on neck, lighter weight via chambered bodies, and pickup sets that included piezo systems, standard magnetic pickups, and hex pickups with 13-pin outputs to drive synthesizers. These guitars have developed the market success that the design deserves, and are found in many genres.

This Godin A6 Ultra example from 2020 is in overall good condition with only light wear. The chambered body is a Maple and Poplar combination with a top that is listed as Cedar. The neck is Mahogany with Richlite for the fingerboard and bridge. This model uses a custom Godin humbucker and a piezo system under the saddle, and each pickup has its own output jack, which allows for two completely different amp settings. The finish is a very good-looking Cognac burst in high gloss (identified as HG in the Godin material).

This is a beautiful guitar that plays well. It is sold with a gig bag.

Here’s the builder on the Godin A6 Ultra:

“The Godin A6 Ultra continues with the innovative concepts found in all Godin A-series guitars, such as combining amazing plugged-in acoustic sound with the feel of an electric neck, along with a chambered body design that virtually eliminates feedback in live & loud settings. These features stand true and better than ever in the A6 Ultra with the added “Oomph!” and full tone of a Godin humbucker in the neck position. In addition, the under saddle transducer and dual outputs (acoustic and electric) combine for a huge sound with the help of a Custom Godin preamp, which is voiced specifically for the A6 Ultra. This preamp section enables the player to control their tone via sliders for acoustic volume, treble, mid, bass EQ, and independent controls for the electric humbucker volume, treble, and bass. Whether plugging into the single acoustic mix or via both outputs, controlling your tone is at your fingertips. And, the A6 Ultra delivers in all styles of music, from jazz to rock, to country, and not to mention being a great slide guitar for blues.”


 

Price: $1,200.00 CAD
  • Model: A6 Ultra
  • Year: 2020
  • Finish Cognac Burst HG
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 19355105, dated to April 3 2020 at La Patrie, Quebec
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 01/08/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.38lbs 2.9kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 43.22mm 1.7in
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