Hello there, back again with another excellent guitar review for you. This time you will find out one of the best value money guitars I have ever seen in my life: the Godin Session electric guitar.
Not sure if a lot of people are aware of the Godin brand. I believe many of you have bumped into Godin’s Multiac series guitars in which they modernize a nylon string guitar to the highest possible level ever. With these Multiac series guitars, you can actually connect your nylon string guitar to a MIDI device with a 13-pin MIDI cable and trigger digital sounds precisely with your guitar.
However, I reckon most people don’t know much about their electric series. Until I started working for MyDukkan, (want to know solid reasons why you should trust my reviews?) I had never bumped into a Godin guitar in my life.
But for this review, I will be talking about Godin Session Series electric guitar, both rosewood and maple fingerboard versions. Let’s hear the guitar first, then we’ll talk about the specs.
The first one is a Lightburst colour with a maple fretboard. This Godin Session review video (no talking) was recorded with Marshall JVM205C valve amp + Shure SM57 microphone and an “all controls are 12 o’clock all the time approach!“, please see below.
Godin Session Review & Sound Demo Maple Fingerboard (no talking)
Unfortunately, the sales were not as good as the distributor company had expected for the Godin brand. So there were always stock problems. I believe it is also a discontinued model and you won’t be able to find it on Godin’s website.
I hope you are able to hear the guitar even though my sloppy playing. Here are the tech specs for Godin Session series guitars below;
Godin Session Tech Specs
|Body||Canadian Laurentian Basswood|
|Fretboard||Maple or Rosewood|
|Pickups||Godin Custom Humbucker + GS-1 Single Coils|
|Bridge||Godin Tru-Loc Tremolo|
|Controls||1x Push-Pull Tone, 1x Volume, 5-way Switch|
Before I provide you with what I feel about this model, let’s hear about the rosewood fretboard version. As you can see, the lighting was much worse than the maple fretboard one.
Because the rosewood one was the first one that arrived in our store! So you can have an idea of how good or bad the sales were 🙂 This one is a Cream colour option.
Godin Session Review & Sound Demo Rosewood Fingerboard (no talking)
During those days, I was really into having a proper Strat and quite confused with the options. I spent lots of time researching Strat clones, Fender American ones, Standard line…etc.
However, when I had this guitar in my hands, I was blown away by the craftsmanship and quality. There was not even a tiny problem with the instrument.
Everything was perfectly built and ready to play right out of the box. The string action was really low but now really buzzing and choking up the low end, pickups were great.
Also, I must tell you that I was in love with the semi-gloss finish. It was just right in between a glossy finish and a full satin finish. It also comes with a super high-quality gig bag which makes this guitar a STEAL!
This review you have been reading is one of the most popular pieces of content on my website! I was aware that I am not able to direct my readers to a reliable online store as Godin hasn’t been so strong with their distribution.
However, after I have regularly checked the Thomann website, I have noticed fresh Godin Session models are arriving at Thomann finally!
There’s also a new variation! You can now get a Godin Session HT with a hardtail bridge! Just as a side note, the ones I played and tested rigorously were different from HT models, so please beware and research in-depth this particular instrument. Unfortunately, Godin is not the best at the supply chain and managing distributors and dealers. So it’s not always easy to find every model around on the internet.
But luckily, you will still be able to find 2nd hand Godin Sessions at Reverb.com as well!
If you are into Strats (I believe there used to be 3 single coil versions too) but also looking for alternatives to the Fender brand, this is your instrument. I guarantee you will be blown away too!
From the day I played this guitar, the Godin brand is always on my radar, I think you should always check out what they come up with. They are a very unique brand, check it out for yourself 😉
Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting me so far! I will hopefully see you in the next review here!