Godin Empire Black HB at Musikmesse 2014
Canada based guitar manufacturer Godin will showcase the new Godin Empire Black HB electric guitar at the Musikmesse tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany.
New Godin Montreal Premiere Models
This guitar expands Godin's Richmond series and will be put on display at Booth B10 in Hall 4.0, along with all their latest instruments and endorsing artists.
The new Empire Black HB has the same classic vibe as the other Empire models, the main difference is its traditional dual humbucker pickup configuration, which incidentally is more akin to LP style guitars.
It starts off with the same classic single cutaway solid body as found in the series, carved from a silver leaf maple. It is currently available in high-gloss black finish with nordic black pickguard and black headstock color.
The guitar has a 24 3/4" scale mahogany neck that is carved into Godin's ergocut profile. The neck has a rosewood fretboard that is designed to have a worn in feel when played, and features the same quality and attention to detail as the others in the series.
While the previous models sported SH and dual P90 pickups, the new Empire Black HB finally goes for the "politically correct" pairing of two humbuckers, custom made by Godin. The pickups are wired into a 3-way pickup switch along with a master volume and master tone knob.
String intonation is secured by the guitar's high-ratio tuning machines, supported by a chrome wraparound bridge on the opposite side of the strings.
Aside from the new Empire Black HB, Godin's Musikmesse booth will also be displaying the new Montreal Premiere P90, P90 w/Bigsby and TriplePlay models, the MultiUke Koa HG, and a number of acoustic guitars from Seagull, Simon & Patrick and Norman.
The new Godin Empire Black HB is currently retailing online for around $535. More information is available at Godin Guitars.
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