While Godin has manufactured acoustic guitars for years -- and still does -- under various brand names, the famous Godin name now graces a line of premium acoustic guitars. Featuring all solid wood construction and top notch hardware and electronics, the Godin Metropolis is a strong and attractive entry into the world of solid wood acoustics.
This is a mint condition customer return with minor pickguard scuffing Includes original case and paperwork
The made in Canada, the Godin Metropolis features
Premium pressure tested solid Sitka Spruce top
Solid Mahogany, back & sides
Thin gloss finish
Neck - Mahogany, 25.5" scale, 16" radius
Bound Richlite® fretboard w/ custom inlays
LR Baggs Anthem pick up
Open gear tuners
Graphtec nut, saddle and pins
Includes deluxe TRIC hard case
The attractive Metropolis has gently rounded shoulders which makes it look less boxy, and more in the mold of a J-45. The bound neck is a nice touch, and split block inlays carried over from their Montreal line makes the guitar stand out in a crowd. Godin stuck with the same headstock style that they use on their higher end electrics, and to us it fits right in stylistically on their acoustic line. And we've always liked the look of the tortoiseshell headstock veneer. The controls for the electronics are sound-hole mounted, and the LR Baggs LR Baggs Anthem setup has a volume control, a blend control to balance the body mic and bridge transducer, and a phase switch.
Mahogany-bodied guitars generally have a strong midrange focus, less dynamic range than rosewood, but more complexity than maple. The Godin Metropolis is characterized by strong bass response, good volume and a pleasant overall balance between the mids and highs. The midrange does not feel congested or muddy, and there is enough high end definition to satisfy finger pickers looking for detailed note separation. The overall voicing of the guitar is balanced, and the high end response of the guitar is quite similar whether using a pick or fingers. Some guitars tend to get quite bright and metallic with a pick, but the Metropolis sounds smooth and refined regardless of picking preference.
The Godin Metropolis is a very compelling entry into the world of solid wood acoustic guitars. It has a balanced overall tone with enough high end response and volume to hold its own in acoustic jam sessions. Players who use a pick will dig its smooth response, and finger pickers won't see their efforts covered up by an overly heavy midrange. For Godin fans looking for solid wood dreadnought acoustic that actually says Godin on the headstock, your day has arrived.
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