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Godin Guitars’ Montreal Premiere Hollowbody

Montreal Premiere and Premiere Bigsby mark Canadian company’s 40th anniversary

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Godin hollowbody guitars

In time to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Godin Guitars unveiled two variations on its new Montreal Premiere thinline, semi-hollowbody electric earlier this year. The baseline model includes custom Godin humbucker pickups, while the Premiere Bigsby edition takes the same features and adds a Bigsby tremolo.

Made in Canada, where Godin has been based since its inception in the early 1970s, the Premiere features a Canadian wild cherry top, back and sides, with a spruce “breathe-through” carved core that, Godin says, “promotes free airflow through the interior center block.” Other features include a three-way toggle switch along with one volume and one tone knob; a 24 3/4-inch scale, mahogany set-neck with rosewood fingerboard; double-bound binding; high-gloss custom polished finish; a contoured high-gloss headstock with high-ratio vintage style tuners; and the ResoMax bridge system by Graphtech with stop tailpiece. Available finishes include Natural HG, Trans Red HG, Trans Black HG and Sunburst HG.

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