From Godin –
"Robert Godin began making guitars in rural Quebec out of a passion for music and craftsmanship. His dedication to quality and ingenuity has allowed Godin to become one of North America’s largest guitar manufacturers. We provide players all around the world with guitars that are unique, diverse, and effortlessly enjoyable.
Godin guitars are unique because from forest to stage, they are North American. The necks and bodies are all made in our original location in La Patrie, Quebec. Godin Guitars are then assembled in our Quebec factories.
The Godin A12 is the best-sounding and easiest to play 12-string guitar on the market. The two-chamber light maple body is two inches deep and fitted with a book-matched solid cedar top.”
The Godin A12 is a twelve stringer from Godin`s A series and it comes with brand`s characteristic shape with single cutaway construction. The body features maple back and sides with a solid cedar top. The body is semi-hollow and makes this model a double category instrument - a semi-hollow bodied electric guitar and an electrified acoustic guitar.
Body Construction - Semi acoustic
Body Shape - Single cutaway
Body Top Wood - Cedar
Body Type - Semi-Hollowbody
Body Wood - Maple
Bridge - Fixed
Bridge Pickup Type - Piezo
Fingerboard Radius - 16"
Fingerboard Material - Rosewood
Finish - Gloss
Fret Size - Jumbo
Hardware - Chrome
Neck Joint - Set neck
Neck Shape – A Series Standard
Neck Wood - Maple
Number of Frets - 22
Nut Width1.6875" (1-11/16")
Scale Length - 25-1/2"
String Nut - Synthetic Bone
Tuners - Godin
Custom Features - Custom Godin under-saddle transducer and top-mounted preamp
This guitar was bought new by its one owner from the locally famous Trumps Music in North Sydney in 2003, well before the "other Trump” became somewhat notorious some years later.
The guitar is signed on the back of the headstock by Robert Trump who was visiting his dealers on a worldwide trip in 2003 – see pic.
It is in excellent condition - probably hardly been out of the house for almost 20 years. There is no fret wear, the original Schaller tuners work perfectly, truss rod is fine. There are a few very light marks almost impossible to see, but no real dings, dents or buckle rash.
And Godin’s promo blurb about the A12 being the easiest to play 12 string acoustic on the market is pretty true. This thing almost plays itself. We have sold quite a few 12 string acoustics here at PREMIER GUITARS, but this one is a breeze. A soft, low, easy action and easy to play right up the neck – qualities sometimes hard to find on acoustic 12 string guitars.
All in all, a great hybrid instrument that covers a lot of ground acoustically & electrically. It presents in excellent condition and is lots of fun to play.
Comes in its original hard shell Godin case in excellent condition.
Doyle Dykes Demo – https://youtu.be/GjbpGPT-0UI