NGD!! Godin Redline 1

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  1. BouhZik

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    YAY!!

    I really wanted one of these, in this version and color. Pretty hard to find (at least in France), I got it for 290euros. The PU is a duesenberg little toaster. the stock one was an EMG 81, which I'm not a big fan of, so no big deal. the Duesenberg does a pretty good job with cleans and crunchs, but not ideal for the heavy stuff. I'll keep it for some time but I plan to swap it later for a duncan sh-14. The neck is round, remind me a telecaster, with a 16" radius fretboard. 24.3/4 scale. I really like it, pretty comfy to me.

    I'm an happy dude today! :yesway:

    Thanks for watching :wavey:
     

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    Dawn of the Shred Chugs and Sweeps

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    Congrats and hngd!
     
  3. Seanthesheep

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    Congrats! Killer guitar, I have one too and with the stock EMG 81 its easily the most pissed off sounding guitar ive ever heard
     
  4. BouhZik

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    don't tempt me :lol:

    I don't have the EMG :shrug: but I'll get rid of the duesenberg, and I'll go with something passive for sure. Anyway I'm in love with that guitar.
     
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    Chouette, félicitations!

    Where are these made?
     
  6. BouhZik

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    I don't have a clue :/

    there is no inscription on it. just a serial (07274532)

    thanks for the kind words en Français!!
     
  7. Seanthesheep

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    As far as I know all Godins are made in Quebec
     
  8. s4tch

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    The Redline series is too nice and too cheap to not to be made in some Asian country. If they are made in Canada indeed, then those are the bargains of the decade. I've played some more expensive Godins, and those were seriously well made instruments.
     
  9. BouhZik

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    the one I have is very well made. tho I never had a chance to play newer ones with "redline" written on the headstock in place of "Godin".

    ... well I want to believe this one was made in Quebec, but for the price I can hardly believe it....
     
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    All Godins are made in North America. The higher end ones are made exclusively in Quebec, and their low-midrange are made in both Canada and the USA. Everything is made with Canadian woods, but sometimes assembled/constructed in the States.

    No matter what range of Godin, they're all incredible guitars, especially given what you'd pay for them, used or new. Since Godins have no resale value, you can find ridiculous bargain prices on kijiji/craigslist for top-notch instruments.


    edit: So the deal is most of their guitars have the parts made in Quebec, and they're assembled in New Hampshire. Guitars like the Passion RG series are entirely hand-made in Quebec.
     
  11. BouhZik

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    290€

    Looks like I made a killer deal for a guitar not produced anymore!

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Very nice! This looks like one of the earlier iterations of the redline. I've seen this finish in person and it looks really neat.

    Big fan of Godin guitars (I have a Freeway Classic) and agree with others in the thread that they are monumental value for the price (especially in Canada since they tend to actually sell for less here). Construction is always top notch (on par with high end guitars).

    As previously stated by Kwert, yours is more than likely made in the USA with parts from Canada.

    Congrats!
     
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    Ive owned one of the higher end ones a while back, while it was indeed slightly nicer the Redlines are as much of a stupidly good deal as they seem
     
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    craigny Winning...duh

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    I had one of these....The Redlines are GREAT guitars. Good stuff from Godin.
     
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    noUser01 Still can't play.

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    Yes!! I love the look of the Redlines, they're awesome. Never seen that finish though, it's rad. Congrats! :)
     
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    I'm in love with this thing. For sure its a great guitar with singular specs and its really well made. The bridge is great and the saddles feels like some string savers. Frets have no wear. I don't think the previous owner(s) played it much.
    3 pieces body (maple center, poplar wings)
    1 piece maple neck with a scarf joint really high on the neck (basicaly in the middle of the headstock. Never seen this before) and rosewood fretboard. There is a finish on the neck but it dont stick at all. Its not light weight but it got a good balance. Plays like butter.
    Definitely a keeper!

    YOUPI!!!
     
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    How's the G string holding tune?

    We had one in the studio that was a nightmare for tuning. We put locking tuners and had it set up & a nut cut properly, and that G string still wouldn't cooperate.
     
  18. BouhZik

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    I have it since four days and I played the shit out of it for that period. I had no such problems. Standard E or drop D with d'addario 10-46. Stock Godin tuners.
    I'm sorry to read you had problems with yours.
     
  19. noUser01

    noUser01 Still can't play.

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    I wonder if the issue was the nut. I've had a couple guitars where one of the string would get caught in the nut slot and then while playing it would come unstuck, and slip into a different tuning. Just a thought.
     
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    thanks! (and happy 100th post! lol)
     

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