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Canadian based Godin Guitars is continually evolving and innovating the art of guitar making and craftsmanship. Such is the case with the new Godin A-series semi-acoustic basses, now with an added bonus for bass players—13-pin capabilities.

The Godin A-series is a favorite among players looking for plugged-in acoustic sound with an electric feel. The new A4 & A5 Synth Access basses add a new dimension to that concept, with Custom Godin electronics and a 13-pin output jack to access a multitude of 13-pin devices and computers via MIDI. The synth-ready feature of these basses is a definite bonus, but it also delivers acoustic bass sounds by simply plugging into the 1/4" output jack. Tones ranging from jazz, country, rock and stand-up bass inspired sounds are possible.

Controlling your tone is made easy with the Custom Godin pre-amp section voiced specifically for the A4 and A5 SA, with on-board sliders for treble, mid, bass, acoustic, and synth volume as well as program up/down buttons to choose between your synth patches.

The well-balanced A4 and A5 SA are available in either a fretted or fretless model with 4 or 5 strings. Features include a rosewood fingerboard on the fretted model and an ebony fingerboard on the fretless model, both of which rest atop the comfort of a Godin rock maple neck. Other features are a newly designed angled bridge that houses the custom Godin saddle transducers, a solid spruce top and a silver leaf maple body with a two-chambered body design found in all Godin A-series models. This chambered design makes the instrument virtually feedback free in live and loud settings.


  • Neck: Rock maple
  • Fingerboard: Indian rosewood (fretted), ebony (fretless)
  • Radius: 12" (30 cm)
  • Scale: 34" (86,4 cm)
  • Nut width: 4-string: 1-1/2" (3.8 cm), 5-string: 1-13/16'' (4.6 cm)
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Body: Two-chambered silver leaf maple
  • Controls: Custom Godin Pre-amp & saddle transducers
  • Finish: Natural SG
  • $1196.00 U.S list (4-string fretted) & $1296.00 U.S. list (4-string fretless)
  • $1346.00 U.S. list (5-string fretted) & $1446.00 U.S. list (5-string fretless)
(Price includes deluxe gig bag)

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