Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin

When Robert Godin introduced his 5th Avenue archtop acoustic guitar at last year’s NAMM show (2008), it was one of a handful of new products that became “the buzz” of the convention center. When Grant & I went for our appointment in the Godin room, we literally had a hard time prying the prototypes out of the hands of other store owners!

Godin has taken the 5th Avenue concept one step further with the introduction of their Kingpin model, which is outfitted with a “dogear” format P-90 style single coil pickup with top-mounted volume & tone controls. The Kingpin still has all of the features of the original 5th Avenue … the comfortable Silver Leaf maple neck with vintage-style tuners & suspended fingerboard extension, Wild Cherry arched top & back with fully hollow 16″ body & floating rosewood bridge … but with the added top-mounted P-90 you are now ready to gig!

Specifications for the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin

* 1 11/16″ wide nut
* rosewood fingerboard with 16″ radius
* suspended fingerboard extension
* adjustable truss rod
* Silver Leaf maple neck with med/low elliptical profile
* vintage-style tuners
* 24.84″ (630 mm) scale length
* 16″ lower bout dimension
* 3″ deep sides
* fully hollow body
* laminate Wild Cherry arched top & back
* Godin Kingpin P90 single coil pickup
* Volume & Tone controls
* available in Black, Cognac Burst & Natural
* rosewood floating bridge with 2 1/8″ string spacing
* case