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Old 09-15-2017, 03:22 PM
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Default Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin

I tried one of these last week and was blown away by the sound and playability. But before I take the plunge are there any other models and makes to try. I'm not too familiar with archtops but I want one. Lol.

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Old 09-16-2017, 03:29 AM
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The Kingpin is a good, relatively inexpensive start to an interest in archtop playing, quite a few forum members recommend them and I had one for a few years. Other models in a similar to slightly higher price range are the Eastman guitars, some of which have carved tops which is a bonus. I have one of their pressed top models, an AR 371 CE which I like a lot. It has an acceptable acoustic sound, albeit a bit quiet, but electrically it performs well, a bit 175ish.

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Old 09-20-2017, 01:36 AM
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Thanks very much. Well I decided to go with the Godin and it arrives in a few days. Hereís hoping that itís a good one.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:24 AM
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Thanks very much. Well I decided to go with the Godin and it arrives in a few days. Hereís hoping that itís a good one.
Enjoy it. it's money well spent.
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:12 PM
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Good pick. Best budget arch top by a mile.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:35 PM
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Enjoy it. it's money well spent...
I own two - an all-acoustic 5th Avenue and a CW II dual-P90 cutaway electric - and that's an understatement...
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