Is is just me or is the Godin Session a hot guitar?

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  1. peskypesky

    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    As much as I dig my Strats, I wish I could go back in time and buy fewer of them...and instead get some guitars like this:
    http://www.themusiczoo.com/product/5484/Godin-Session-Electric-Guitar-Rustic-Burst/

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    staticdisaster Active Member

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    I hate the look of a humbucker in the bridge position of a Strat ... just for aesthetic reasons though :|
     
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    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    oh, you RGV-ers.... :(
     
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    fullonshred Well-Known Member

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    I like it. I would like to own a Godin one day. Maybe.
     
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    I owned one for a while. The neck is very Fender like but with a 12" radius. The frets on the neck were perfect. Neck is on the thin side with medium size frets. The guitar was pretty much flawless. Probably one of the best set up and put together guitars I have bought. I sold it locally to a guy who has some very expensive G&L's and PRS and he was very impressed with the build of the guitar. It is very comfortable to sit and play but mine was quite heavy. Contours are a bit different than a Fender Strat and it felt almost Tele like. They come with a great gig bag as well. Resale on them is not very good. Bought mine for around $500 new with the gig bag and sold it for $300 without the gig bag with plastic still on all plastic parts in like new condition.

    I just prefer the neck and feel of my G&L's. If you are a Fender fan, you will probably like the guitar. The pickups are the weak point of the guitar. Sorta strat sounding, but a bit dull to my ears. The humbucker did sound quite good, but not great split. If you can get one for around $300 used in good condition with the gig bag, I think they are a bargain.
     
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    rustlessrocker Well-Known Member

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    Thye look nice. They basswood scares me. And yes, I know that in principle there is nothing wrong with basswood. I'm just weird.
     
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    I dig them a lot. I had one that I sold when I was trying to lessen the number of guitars I had around the house. I'd buy one again if I saw a good deal on one.
     
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    I must be in the minority. I've yet to try a Godin I liked. It was something about the fretwork that bothered me.
     
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    Those look great! I've never played one though.
     
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    The only ones I tried were their jazz boxes....the KingPin models with a single p90...nice players...and they sounded great acoustically...the electrics I think are not as well built.
     
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    I've never been a fan of hums in Strats. I'm a bit of a purist that way. Or fuddy-duddy.
    It's all perspective.
     
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    I'd LOVE to try a Brown stained one or a semi-trans Blue one! I've had about three or four Godin guitars in the past and liked them all, just had money problems (like right now :( )
    so I had to sell each of them. I'd love to have one of these!
     
  14. peskypesky

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    It's not a Strat. It's a Session.
     
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    Stig Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Picky, picky, Pesky Pesky!
    It's a Strat-Style guitar.
     
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    I'm getting more and more drawn to these. They seem to have nearly universal respect for building really high quality guitars at very reasonable price points. Looks like they're doing something really right.
     
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    Godin makes a helluva guitar! :thumbup:
     
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    I like the trans blue too. But the bucker looks odd.... The Chrome of the bucker clashes with the other pups.
     
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    I love a nice Godin. I haven't tried a session yet, though I've been gassing for a Freeway for years. This is the only Godin 6 string I've got now:
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    To me that looks like a "tele that thinks its a strat but sort of looks like a strat but also kind of looks like a tele" So I guess I'm saying i don't not like it, but I don't really like it either.
     
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