Godin launches the Radium

An interesting mashup of its Radiator and Stadium guitars.

Godin Guitars has launched a new electric that combines the features of the Radiator and Stadium into one: The Radium.

The guitar mashes up two very different singlecut electric design philosophies: on the one hand, it’s loaded with three pickups, (in H-S-H configuration), has a thin body with a belly carve, and a 5-way blade selector switch fitted into a vintage-style control plate. On the other hand, the guitar has a 3-per-side headstock, a short scale of 24.75”, and a set neck. The humbucking pickups can also be split with a push-pull tone knob for extra twang.

The two finish options available for the Radium, Winchester Brown and Carbon Black, each come with different build features.

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The Winchester Brown model’s body is 3-piece, made up of a Mahogany Center between Canadian Laurentian basswood wings. The set-neck is Mahogany. For pickups, the guitar is loaded with custom Godin nickel-covered humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions, and a Godin custom Cajun nickel single-coil in the middle position.

The Carbon Black model has an entirely Canadian Laurentian basswood body, and a silver leaf Maple set-neck. It’s loaded with with Custom Godin Zebra Humbuckers, more aggressively voiced than their counterparts in the Winchester Brown model. In the middle is the same Godin custom Cajun nickel single-coil.

Take a look at our visit to Godin’s 2020 NAMM booth, where we were shown both models of the Radium.

Godin’s own video is below:

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