Godin Etude Classical Guitar Review

The Godin Etude Classical Guitar is a fantastic instrument for beginners or those looking for a quality classical guitar without breaking the bank. This guitar comes with a durable spruce top and rosewood back and sides. It also has a built-in pickup so if you do not have a microphone you can plug it in to amplify your sound.

The body is available in three different colors: black, natural, or red that will allow you to pair this guitar with any outfit. The neck is a full size classical guitar which is an excellent choice for young students to learn on.

This guitar has a very nice sound that easily fills up a room. The body of the instrument is pretty light and I have not noticed any drawbacks from this weight when playing live or learning to play the instrument.

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Design and Structure:

The Godin classical guitar is made for player who want a nice acoustic guitar that does not put a strain on the wallet. The best feature of this guitar is that it comes with a built in DI (Direct Inject) which allows you to plug in the instrument and use the amp to boost your sound.

The body is made from Cedar wood and has a spruce top. The neck and fretboard are made from cedar and rosewood respectively. The nut and saddle of the instrument is made from synthetic bone.

The back and sides of the guitar is made from layered Rosewood. It has an adjustable truss rod that will allow you to adjust the neck for better playability. The fingerboard of this Godin classical guitar has not been fretted which allows you to see the fingerboard as it was back in its day when it was first made.

Specifications:

The Godin Etude comes with some very important specifications that makes it stand out from others. The guitar has a full size classical neck  that is perfect for beginners to learn on. It has a spruce top which provides it with better sound quality. The back and sides are made of layered rosewood which gives the guitar more volume and tone.

This guitar is equipped with a pickup which means you can plug your instrument into an amplifier so you can amplify your sound. Also, this is an electric-acoustic guitar so if you run the wire through an amp it will amplify the entire instrument. With this feature, I can keep my amp on all night without waking up my family just to practice.

Features:

This guitar is equipped with a pickup that will allow you to plug into an amp for better sound. You can also use the pickup in case you are in a live setting and do not have a mic. The sound is very rich and full, even without using an amplifier.

The neck of this guitar is full size which is perfect for beginners to learn on. A lot of people make the mistake of buying a smaller guitar in order to save money, but they soon find out that it’s hard to play on.

The Godin classical guitar has a slim neck, solid body with no feedback issues when amplified, which makes it perfect for beginners who are just learning how to play the instrument.

Pros:

  • The Godin is a high-end classical guitar has a full slim neck, so it’s easy for beginners to learn on. It also comes with a pickup so you can plug into an amp or use it when you are in a live setting.
  • The guitar is equipped with a built-in DI which allows you to plug in and amplify your sound. If you already have an amp at home, then the DI will still come in handy when playing live shows.
  • This guitar is available in three different colors: black, natural, or red that will allow you to pair this guitar with any outfit. The neck is a full size classical guitar which is an excellent choice for young students to learn on.
  • This guitar has a very nice sound that easily fills up a room. The body of the instrument is pretty light and I have not noticed any drawbacks from this weight when playing live or learning to play the instrument.

Cons:

  • The only drawback with this guitar is that it does not come with a case, but you can always buy one separately.
  • If you are an advanced player then you will not be too concerned about getting a case, but for beginners it is something to be aware of before purchasing your new guitar.

Conclusion:

This guitar has a very nice sound that easily fills up a room. The body of the instrument is pretty light and I have not noticed any drawbacks from this weight when playing live or learning to play the instrument.

FAQ:

Q: What makes the Godin Etude so special?

A: Incredibly responsive thanks to the feather-light Custom Polished finish, this guitar features great dynamic range along with the harmonically rich sound that you usually find in a guitar […] The Godin Etude is the most popular model in the La Patrie lineup.

Q: What is the difference between the Godin Etude and motif?

A: The Etude’s specifications match those of the Motif but with a full size body. Incredibly responsive thanks to the feather-light Custom Polished finish, this guitar features great dynamic range along with the harmonically rich sound that you usually find in a guitar […] The Godin Etude is the most popular model in the La Patrie lineup.

Q: Is Godin a good guitar brand?

A: This model is built by the most experienced luthiers in the Godin acoustic studio and is a matter of some pride to the Canadian company. The Collection has a personality like many top models do. The wood choices are great and the guitar is known for its lovely voicing and long sustain.

Q: Should I Sell my Godin motif for its weight?

A: I have read online about users selling their Motif for no other reason than its weight. Like all other Godin models, the La Patrie Motif is a well made guitar with a good sound at a reasonable price. Plus its classical-romantic shape – you may call it attitude – can be a good conversation point.