NGD - Godin Flat Five

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  1. PedalOnPedalOff

    PedalOnPedalOff Member

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    Yes, i have a bit of an obsession with Godin's (up to 9 now) and absolutely love it!
    Its really a nice guitar, and i think i t may move to the number one position. Great build, very resonant and looks great as well. its very comfy for a big hollow body. the neck is great and i cant stress enough how great all godin necks are. Sound wise it does not disappoint, great clean and dirty tones. the split sounds are very usable as well. Great guitar, shame they discontinued them.

    cheers!

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    Very cool. 24 frets, cool

    Have you tried a Godin LG Signature?
     
  4. PedalOnPedalOff

    PedalOnPedalOff Member

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    Negative, its on the list though!
    I have a Summit CT that i would think is close.
     
  5. Millo 3.1

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    Thanks. I see this flat-five is hollow. How thick is the body, from top to back? Is the back arched or flat?

    Gorgeous guitar, by the way
     
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    Congratulations! I always thought those were cool guitars and sounded and played great.
     
  8. abaroid

    abaroid Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
  9. custom53

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    Have you ever played one of these Godin's....!?!?!?

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  10. TheClev

    TheClev As seen on TV

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    Nice! I agree about the Godin necks. My Session Custom is SOO comfortable.
     
  11. Da Geezer

    Da Geezer Supporting Member

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    "Godwin" does not equal Godin :nono

    :facepalm

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  12. Skeet skeet!

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    I am part of the club. The body is not arched, other than some tapering on the back of the horn. Its a little over an inch thick.
     
  13. Bluesidae

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    I am also a huge fan of Godin guitars. I have the Flat Five's cousin - the Montreal. The guitars are a piece art... they sound as beautiful as they look.

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    Had an LG signature for the last 9 years. Finally parted with it this year but the necks are amazing!
     
  15. kdm1218

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    @PedalOnPedalOff just wondering, do you still have the flat five, and do you have the stock pups in it if so?
     
  16. nitefly7

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    Awesome'ness. I've been rockin' my LGX-SA since 2004 (I found out way later that this was also the year it was built..!) and it's never let me down.
    Every attempt I made to replace it, I've never found anything to come close.
    It's been through a lot of PU-swaps though (longest configuration so far is its current one: Benedetto A6 neck/ Suhr SSH+ bridge)
    You could argue it's a 'jack of all trades/master of none', but I've also never found guitars that sound the way it does.
    I've been on the lookout for its twin, a transparent blue Flat Five X.. I will have it one day ;)

    Your Flat Five looks beautiful! Bet it sounds just as good.
    Have you had a chance to compare it to an LGX-(SA/T)?
     
  17. PedalOnPedalOff

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    i sure do!
    funny you should ask...i just recently have swapped them out (along with a very nice pro setup). i went with a set of dimarzio air classics; neck and bridge. they are stellar, this guitar went from good to great.
    the guitar was always lively and very resonant, but with these new pickups the clarity is amazing. i prefer low output and a slightly scoped middle; balanced if you would. i think they are in the same family as a duncan 59.
    after the new pickups and setup this thing rings for days. It has so much soul and character. i can't stop playing it!!!

    cheers
     
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    Cool, thanks! Sounds amazing. I have recently swapped sticks to Fat 50s in my Strat and now finding my Flat Five is way way hotter with the stocks, so curious about possible other options that don't have such a huge difference to have to change pedal and/or amp settings so much if changing guitars. Does the 5 position switch still work with the new ones or did you have to change to a typical 3 position?
     
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    I like the Godin Radiator. And it is only 399.

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    Nice! Congrats!
     

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