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In keeping with Godins commitment to new guitar concepts comes the Multiac Jazz. At first glance the Jazz has a familiar look with its single cutaway chambered body adorned with traditional F-holes and the Godin GJN1 mini humbucker at the top of the fingerboard. However the slotted headstock and the preamp controls on the upper bout may be the first clues towards discovering that this isnt your Grandfathers jazz guitar.
Although capable of producing classic jazz guitar sounds courtesy of the Godin GJN1 pickup, the Jazz has the power to take you far beyond traditional jazz guitar sounds. Each saddle in the bridge is actually an independent transducer which is supported by an on-board preamp and graphic EQ. Designed specifically for the Jazz, this system opens up a world of new sonic possibilities for all players. The crystalline acoustic guitar sounds produced by this system can be used on their own, or very effectively in combination with the neck position pickup. A small dose of the bridge output can be combined with the mellow sound of the GJN1 to produce added note definition so often missing in traditional Archtop guitar sounds. The Multiac Jazz also includes hexaphonic output from a 13-pin connector, which provides direct access to Roland GR-Series synthesisers, and the various Virtual Guitar products that Roland has developed around the same 13-pin interface.
The Jazz is the first Godin guitar to make its debut featuring the Ergocut shaping technique. The Ergocut technique bevels the edges of the fingerboard and frets back in towards the centre of the fingerboard providing an extremely comfortable feel-which will certainly come in handy when the sax player decides on an additional thirty choruses.
Each of these guitars features an exquisite AAA grade top cut from a book-matched piece of Flamed Maple.