Godin SD

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Godin

Description It has two pickups and a humbucker. It is black with a white pick protecter.
Posted By Jimmy Pelizzari (4)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 4.8 (of 5)
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On 1/1/2004, Jim Speight (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have played many guitars and was first imppressed with the ease at which one could play
Model Year: 1999
Features:
Aka black pearl
Playability:
Plays easy and is noticably easy first time played
Sound Quality:
Durability:
Paint chips easily when minor hit occurs
On 12/22/2003, ERIC JOHNSON (97) posted:
Overall Rating:
Good quality overall for value.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $600.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Main Street Gutair
Features:
Solidac: Cutaway solid-body style frame with string-thru bridge and loccking tuners, rose-wood neck, triple pickup (two doubles on both ends -- plus built-in acustic on lower string connection (two cord plug-ins).
Playability:
Good fret action, excellent key-strength & hold. Good quality gutiar overall.
Sound Quality:
Good overall quality of sound (both elec. and acustic pickup options); but , limited range on pickup switch, etc. (replaced upper pick-ups to Seymour Duncan for Jazz quality primary).
Durability:
Don't drop the unit on it's head (tuners break).
On 12/22/2002, Jerome Bourgoin (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
At first, I wanted a Fender Stratocaster, a Gibson LesPaul. When I came to the shop, the seller show me the Godin SD as an alternative choice (at a very lower price). I play with and find it very cool. It's a very good guitar and I recommend it to every one.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $450.00 $can (new)
Where Obtained: Buy new at Musique Gagne & Frere
Features:
This guitar was assembled in USA from parts Hand-Crafted in Canada. It's body and neck are maple. 24 frets. It has 2 single coil pickups and 1 humbucker (S/S/H). The pickups are Godin and they sound very well... pretty much like Seymour Duncan.
Playability:
It's easy to play with this guitar... the neck have a perfect shape.
Sound Quality:
I have a Digitech RP100 multi-effect pedal and a 60 watts Crate Turbo-Valve. My favorite style of guitar is blues and this guitar works very well for that. I don't use my RP100 to play blues, the Godin SD ant the Turbo-Valve have makes a really cool sound. This guitar is versatile... you can play blues, rock, metal, alternatif, etc...
Durability:
I never play on stage so I cannot say anything about that.
On 8/4/2002, Jean-guy Charron (8) posted:
Overall Rating:
Every guitar under the sun{in quebec}fender,ibanez,gibson,prsmith,{sweet guitarsbig$$$$}i would definitly buy another even if it were not lost or stolen,different color.fav.aspect acous.elec.combo.worst aspect,too big too play while on the throne.just go and try any godin guitars,there the best buy for your buck.
Price: $960.00 can.$ (new)
Where Obtained: nantel music,laval,quebec
Features:
Made in quebec ass. in u.s.mahogany neck rosewood fretboard,silverleaf maple body.22 frets 6 string.2 outs,sounds so canadian.one elec. 6 piezo acous.2 godin humbucker 1 single coil,trans am red, cutaway.beatiful locking tuners front headstock mounted. best tone i have heard in a long time,beatiful action.great buy.
Playability:
This guitar has so much range,whether im playing elec or acous. the neck for me is just what ive always wanted.whether playing soft melodys or digging in somthing heavy i have no complaints.
Sound Quality:
I use a line 6 amp the ax2 just bought it recently and still get butterflys when i plug in so much to play,so little time,for me so far it is the perfect combination.
Durability:
Yes,not so far,no problem,no problem
On 9/12/2001, Denis Therriault (35) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at ibanez, fender & squier guitars in abt the same price range, and i must say that the godin impressed me the most, i would buy another one tomorrow if mine got stolen.
Price: $695.00 cdn dlrs (new)
Where Obtained: la boite a musique, sept-iles, p.q.
Features:
This guitar plays great, despite being the entry model in the godin line of electric guitars. it is hand assembled in the usa from parts handmade in quebec, canada. it has 3 pick-ups(s-s-h), a gibson-like body and fender-like neck(maple & maple fingerboard) and 24 frets. it has a five way switch for pick-ups, 1 main volume & tone control. the body is a single cutaway and finished in light sunburst colour. it has a regular non-locking tremolo that works great & keeps in tune after being used(no dive bombing here!) also it is very light.
Playability:
It has very low action without fret buzzes, the neck is pretty flat & plays fast. having a maple fingerboard, it has a less midrangey sound and a lot of snap. the highs & lows respond equally well. i don't know why, but the strings are easy to bend, may be because of the scale lenght(24.75")???
Sound Quality:
I use a fender stage 100 amp and no effects, except for a wah pedal, and together with my godin, i get a full, snappy sound, very appropriate for blues/rock, the kind of music i like to play. it is a bit noisy when in single coil mode but very quiet(noiseless) when switched in the "in between position" or in the humbucker position(bridge).
Durability:
I have not had it for very long, but everything on this guitar looks & feels very sturdy, so i guess it will last me a long time.