Godin Summit Class ic SG P90
Bringing home the basswood
This looks like it’s going for the Les Paul Junior vibe, too?
It sure does. The Vintage Burst is similar to those of some classic Juniors – there’s the single-cut, the P-90, too. But the Summit Classic SG has a contemporary feel. Its neck has a satin-smooth finish, and a basswood body is preferred over mahogany.
That bridge sounds pretty impressive.
It sure is. The beauty of this guitar lies in the simplicity of its construction. Sure, no doubt a lot of metallurgical voodoo went on in the Graphtech R&D department to come by their Resomax alloy (“Designed to maximise harmonic content and richness in every note,” says Graphtech) but its design happily makes string changes a cinch and offers a neat and comfortable station for your picking hand.
What can you tell us about the Kingpin P-90?
Besides the fact that it’s got a lot of attitude, chewy hot mids and brightness, clarity and is hugely responsive in that volatile territory between mid and treble? Well, the fact that Godin also deploy it in their 1950s-inspired archtop series, 5th Avenue, shows that they’re happy with its vintage bona-fides.