2009 Godin Progression
2009 Godin Progression This is a 2009 model Godin Progression electric guitar. This is a great sounding guitar and at a good price. Some of the features of this guitar are: 3 Godin GS-2 single coil pickups 5 way switch Rock maple neck High Def Revoicer Silver leaf maple body with poplar wings The Progression features 3 beefy ANILCO pickups, a Maple/Poplar body, and Godin's unique High Definition Revoicer for both active and passive sounds Maple/Poplar body 25.5" scale maple Ergo-cut neck with 12" radius, tinted satin finish and glossy headstock Neck profile approx. .820" at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th Rosewood Fingerboard 3 Godin GS-2 pickups with staggered oversize magnets Godin 3-spring tremolo with stainless steel saddles 5-way pickup switch Godin HDR active revoicer switch for 5 active and 5 passive sounds Schaller strap lock buttons Godin deluxe gig bag Made in Canada and USA List price: $995 The inspiration for the Godin Progression is obvious, but the feel is unmistakably Godin. Like all Godin necks, this maple neck is on the slim side, feels very comfortable, and the Ergo-cut neck means that the shoulders are rounded and the frets nicely dressed so that it feels totally broken in on day one. The neck is technically a "C" profile, but I like to term it a "C flat" as the profile is slightly flatter than a totally rounded C profile that you might find on a Fender. It's not too dainty for large hands, and for female players and those with smaller hands it's right on the money. Pressing the HDR Active Revoicer switch gives the guitar a lively "souped up" tone. Running off a 9V battery, the HDR circuit scoops the midrange slightly, and adds a little high and low end emphasis for a crisp high end and piano-like low notes. It doesn't increase volume significantly, but it adds presence and a little spice. In this mode there is the glassy tone and bite similar to a Stratocaster® played into a blackface amp. It's perfect for blues, funk and fusion, and the in-between tones have great cluck and snap that will greatly please Mark Knoffler fans. For many, just leaving the HDR on and fine tuning the volume and tone controls is the way to go.