Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme - NAMM 2015

Godin Guitars introduce their latest thinline semi-hollow body guitar, the Montreal Premiere Supreme, in lightburst flame high-gloss finish.

Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme

This new guitar is going to be on display at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, scheduled from January 22nd to the 25th in Anaheim California. It will be joining the companies lineup of new guitars for this year.

This guitar is part of Godin's Signature series, a line up of instruments that offer their best hardware, wood and electronics. The Montreal Premiere Supreme in particular is described as a versatile instrument ideal for blues, jazz and rock players, it is the fifth Montreal Premiere to come out from the line.

It is interesting how instead of sporting a double cutaway body, this semi-hollow body guitar has a classic single cutaway shape, which is traditionally reserved for full hollow body guitars.

The top, sides and back of the thinline body are crafted from Canadian wild cherry, Godin's favorite tonewood, what separates it from other thinline guitars is the company's distinct "breathe-through" carved spruce core. The resulting resonance is said to be above what you would normally expect from thinline guitars.

Giving the guitar its elegant look is a figured flame maple top, which sits on top of the wild cherry top. The body is finished in Lightburst Flame HG (high gloss), allowing the natural grains of the figured flame maple top to shine through. Traditional "F-holes" lets you peak inside the body and completes the guitar's classic look. Other aesthetic features on the body include the double binding and the distinct looking black pickguard with Godin logo.

The Montreal Premiere Supreme has a mahogany set-neck with bound Richlite fingerboard, a popular alternative to ebony. Celluloid dot inlays serve as fret markers, the nut width is 1 11/16", fingerboard radius is 12" and scale length is 24.75". The headstock is also bound and is wrapped in high-gloss black finish.

For the pickups, Godin equipped the guitar with a Seymour Duncan Jazz II on the neck, and a Seymour Duncan Custom on the bridge. These are wired to a 3-way toggle switch with traditional master volume and tone knobs. The company opted for modern Graphtech ResoMax bridge and Ratio Tuned machine heads. Finally the guitar has a lightweight aluminum vintage style trapeze tailpiece, which completes the classic look of the instrument.

I saw an online retailer selling the new Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme for $2,095. For more information and other details, visit Godin Guitars.

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