NGD to come ... Edit: this is IT.

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  1. DrBGood

    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Not this exact guitar (this is a better Reverb image than seller's), butthe same cherry model. I'm excited, I've waiting for one to come up for cheap. More when I get it tomorrow aft.

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    Thats a Godin correct? Does it come with on board MIDI? All I know about Godins is that John McLaughlin fancies them for their MIDI configuration.

     
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    Yeah Godin LG P90, basic no nonsense P90 machine.

     
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    Van Front Seat Porn.

    She's dirty and smutty, but I'll clean her up and make her sing right.

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    What's the scale on those? Looks great!
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Thanks

    Nut width: 1 11/16"
    Scale: 24 ¾"
    Radius: 16"
     
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    First cleaning, setup pics.

    Fretboard degunked and oiled, frets polished.

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    Headstock scrubbed and waxed

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    Nice touch signature

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    Funky string through and recessed bridge

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    Nice wood grain, three piece body

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    Lovely! What a nice looking color and grain.

    I have started preferring 24.75" scale to 25.5" after 30 years of playing, go figure.
     
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    Thanks.

    I thought so too about scale lenght preference, but then I got a PRS SE Soapbar. It's 25" and I love it. I think it's more about that fact that most 25.5" have a very narrow fretboard radius, which I hate, and most shorter scales have a 12" to 16" radius. The PRS is what they call wide-fat, and it is.
     
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    I wrote Godin about this.

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    Strings bury themselves in the wood, that can't be good. They responded telling me there are little metal tubes that goes in the openings to prevent such a problem. It was added on later models. They're sending me free parts to upgrade my guitar. Guitar is 16 years old and recently bought used. It is a factory second. I'm flabergasted that they offer that kind of service ! I raise my hat to Mr Godin.

    But I'm too impatient to wait for the parts to arrive. So, I applied my own medecine. I filled the holes with string ball ends. Took 10 for each hole. They fit in with just enough friction to keep them in there. I like the looks and I think it'll work. When I receive the parts, I'll re-evaluate which solution is the best, probably Godin's.

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    Oh yeah ... I found what made it a factory second. A tiny black depression under the finish.

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    So how does it play? Sound?
     
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    That's a genius solution!
     
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    Probably great, but I dunno yet. Setup is not completed. I'll keep you in the loop, don,t worry.
     
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    Done.

    That is a nice guitar. neck is very comfortable, mild C profile. Fretboard is nice and frets polished easily. Weight is SG like, a little over 6 lbs. Tuners are tiny but very precise and smooth. Seem to have a bone nut.

    Seymour Duncan Custom P90s are kind of ... hot. Pretty hot actually. First time I play P90's so hot. SD website says: Output =
    DCR: 14.6, magnet = Ceramic. I will have to learn to tame them. The bridge doesn't seem to be potted, it squeals like crazy when pushed. Might have to look into that.

    I like it. Very different from my PRS Soapbar and my Epi Special 1 that has Tyson Tone P90's. It is very bright sounding. Neck pup is almost like bridge pup on my Epi. But the neck P90 is about an inch closer to the bridge than on my other two guitars. This explains that.

    Now for the porn ...

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    That look really appeals to my "minimalist" nature!
     
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    First off, I don't know anything about Godin guitars so I'm really interested to hear your experiences with it. Second off, it's a beauty, congrats! And third off, it's nuts that they didn't think about that issue with the strings biting into the wood on the first release of this, seems that would be pretty obvious and not a surprise to them. But glad they are stepping up and offering you the free fix.

    Once again, congrats!
     
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    Thanks.

    Yet judging by the number of them on Reverb, it's a pretty well known company.
    https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Godin
     
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    Oh yeah it is. I didn't mean I never heard of Godin, just that I've not seen one or known anyone who owned one. From what I understand they are a quality company. Didn't mean to imply otherwise.
     
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    Really nice looking guitar!
    The translucent finish with the grain visible is awesome.
     

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