Montreal, Canada, February 14th, 2007 — Canadian based Godin Guitars has long been regarded as a leader in the realm of new guitar concepts. Continually evolving and innovating the art of guitar making and craftsmanship. Such is the case with the new Godin A-series semi-acoustic basses now with an added bonus for bass players….13-pin capabilities!
The Godin A-series is a favorite among players looking for plugged-in acoustic sound with an electric feel. The new A4 & A5 Synth Access basses add a new dimension to that concept, with Custom Godin electronics and a 13-pin output jack to access a multitude of 13-pin devices and computers via Midi. The synth ready feature of these basses is a definite bonus, but let’s not forget the incredible acoustic bass sounds available by simply plugging into the _” output jack. Tones ranging from jazz, country, rock and stand-up bass inspired sounds are possible. Also, controlling your tone is made easy with the Custom Godin pre-amp section voiced specifically for the A4 and A5 SA, with on-board sliders for treble, mid, bass, acoustic and synth volume as well as program up/down buttons to choose between your synth patches. Players such as bass artist Max Valentino love the exceptional playability of the A-series basses: “My new Fretless A5 SA is quickly becoming my instrument of choice. These basses are so tone-full, dynamically responsive and so down right fun to play it’s inspirational.”
The Godin A4 Fretted Semi-Acoustic Bass
The incredibly well balanced A4 and A5 SA are available in either a fretted or fretless model with 4 or 5 strings. Features include a rosewood fingerboard on the fretted model and an ebony fingerboard on the fretless model, both of which rest atop the renowned comfort of a Godin rock maple neck. Other features are a newly designed angled bridge that house the custom Godin saddle transducers, a solid spruce top and a silver leaf maple body with a two-chambered body design found in all Godin A-series models. This chambered design makes the instrument virtually feedback free in live and loud settings.
- Neck: Rock Maple
- Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood (fretted), Ebony (fretless)
- Radius: 12” (30 cm)
- Scale: 34” (86,4 cm)
- Nut Width: 4-string: 1 _” (3,8 cm), 5-string: 1 13/16’” (4,6 cm)
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Body: Two-chambered silver leaf maple
- Controls: Custom Godin Pre-amp & saddle transducers
- Finish: Natural SG