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Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by DrBeGood, Oct 7, 2019.
She's pretty. Set neck?
Nope, bolt on. But they are known for a tight fit in the pocket.
I wrote Godin about this.
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.
Oh yeah ... I found what made it a factory second. A tiny black depression under the finish.
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 ...
Here's a good description of that hot P90 at the bridge: https://www.seymourduncan.com/forum...tiquity-neck&p=3944698&viewfull=1#post3944698
Lovely looking guitar!
HNGD! Very nice Godin, congrats!
Finally got the string bushings, free from Godin. Next string change will see them in to replace the string ball ends.
It's going to move on ...
I love the neck feel, but there are two things I have a hard time getting used to.
First, the Seymour Duncan hot P90's. They are now down level with the surface of the guitar and I still find them a little too trebly. I know P90's are known for their brightness, I have other P90 guitars, But this one is just too much. I could always replace them, but I don't feel I should.
Second, as much as I like the neck feel with its textured mahogany grain and nice chunky profile, I don't like the right hand feel. The bridge being recessed in the body, is very low profile, thus the need to lower the pups as much as possible. But that's just part of it. The thing that bothers me, like it does on Fender like guitars, is that low bridge profile. I'm very comfortable with the Tune-O-Matic of my SGs and LP and the wraparound bridges of others. Their higher profile makes it easy to mute what ever string I want. On the Godin, I have to twist my hand in an untatural way to that end, and even then I'm not succesful at muting.
So it's going on the market tonight.
Glad you showed me your post. I just noticed that mine doesn't have the string retainers as well. I will contact Godin.
My pickups are hot, but not overly trebled, they have a nice bite. Thanks for the info.
Lol...dude thinks those P90 sound like metal like he is playing it.. Truth is metal is just heavy rock.. He doesnt have to sell us...
The P90s are outstanding pickups and how you phrase them is their cool properties..
If it is not something you can adapt to, Its not worth having.. That wood is gorgeous!