The Canadian manufacturer Godin has been making guitars since 1982, first in La Patrie, Canada and now at a total of 6 locations in Canada and the USA.
This Jazz SA model is a full solid guitar with a very beautiful AAA-quality flamed maple top. It is nicely crafted and convinces also in sound by some very interesting and smart features.
Besides the magnetic GJN1 mini humbucker on the neck, the Jazz SA also has a hexaphonic piezo in the Tune-o-Matic Bridge. This not only provides authentic acoustic sounds but also supplies the 13-pin synth output with a signal.
On the output side there are three options: The lower jack socket is for the humbucker, the upper one for the piezo and in the middle is the 13-pin synth connector. If the Godin Jazz is used with a jack cable only, both pickups are connected to the upper connector and the volume control of the piezo becomes a crossfade control in this configuration. Other controls include a 3-band EQ for the piezo (plus a selector switch for the mids) and volume and tone for the magnetic pickup.
While the humbucker sounds very full and jazzy, the piezo, moderately blended, provides the sound with definition, attack and assertiveness or, in combination with the two pickups, provides strat-like sounds.
A really interesting and versatile instrument at an attractive price.
|Back and sides:||Maple|
|Pickup:||Godin GJN1 Mini Humbucker|
|Output:||Humbucker, Bridge/Mix, 13-pin output|