3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2013
My Godin 2001 SG NAT, 13 pin connector would not hold the cable. After a test found out 4 holes are blocked. I had to force to insert the cable . It finally was impossible. Four months looking for the part all I found, was the picture of the company owner and the picture of the part which a black plate with a 13 pin and a 1/4 jack. All the reps want to sell you another guitar. In fact no mentioning the name one rep did not know what is a 13 pin cable. Sent an email to headquarter, speedy response. however, the answer was your guitar is 2001, we don't make this part and don't have it. The advise was have it fixed. This is not a fixable part you just replace it. I lost so much money assembling guitars to learn. One big reason to say that the best guitars are made here in the USA. This guitar is to some degree a copy of late 1980's Kramer Ferrington 22 frets only has the 13 pin synthesizer capillarity like GR-33, GR-20 etc. If you can't get the part all you have a three stars nylon acrostic good for nothing guitar $300 not over $1000. without accusing one can't help to think if they even made in Canada. Therefore spending over a $1000.00 on this guitar make sure you have access to parts when are needed. After all this guitar is no match to American made guitars such as Taylor, for sure Gibson acoustic electric. If you are ready to spend the money check these factors. Also if your Godin synthesizer 13 pin is more 5 years old get rid of it. Quality of the guitar is not that bad. Assembly questionable. I have other issues, screw which was not set straight when is tide move the unit causing problem. My reason for 3 stars. Action pliability my Asian Ibanez is a match if not better. So you see I don't need to mention Martin, Taylor, Gibson. and in solid body PRS both CE and SE. I am very upset. Please Leave guitar making to USA. In conclusion, if you like to play a nylon sting guitar which has synthesizer access this is the only one I know. Guitar action is good. It is not a loud guitar lack of real sound hole good for practice after mid night.However do yourself a favor and buy an extra unit that include input jacks both 13 pin and 1/4. This way after 5 or 7 years you don't have to look for someone to replace it for you. I called a guitar repair shop near me he told me Godin has problem fixing their own guitars. I am talking electronic high tech parts not the guitar. Forget how warm or cold guitar sound CLICHE talk. We are not taking a shower we play the guitar. If you are not good with soldering DO NOT make an attempt to change the Din 13 pin input jack on the green circuit board. If you or even your local guitar shop don't know what you are doing, you can ruin your Roland GRs Synth a short and then reverse polarity average price $400 for a used one. For about $1300 without synthesizer access you have plenty of choices. Happy Playing
on February 20, 2014
Had these for a five years now, and it has behaved like a dream doing light home studio work.
Has a pasable electric sound, but my attraction is the MIDI output from the piezo pick-ups.
Great workmanship, faultless.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2012
I have a VG guitar system and own an electric Robert Moore guitar and an Ovation acoustic, both with the 13 pin connector. This classical Godin is sweet and very fun to play with this system. Quick and smooth fretboard, nice weight, great sound.