Godin Guitars has launched a new semi-hollow electric, the Montreal Premiere LTD Imperial Blue.
The guitar joins the previously-launched Montreal Premiere HT, however unlike that model’s tune-o-matic hardtail bridge, this one has a Bigsby vibrato unit.
Construction makes use of Godin’s proprietary ‘Breathe-Through’ centre as part of its semi-hollow Canadian wild cherry body. The mahogany neck is topped with a 22-fret rich-lite fingerboard, with a relatively flat 12-inch radius. The Imperial Blue finish is accented with double white binding and a white pearloid pickguard. The guitar has a 24.75-inch scale length.
Electronics-wise, there’s a TV Jones Classic in the neck and a TV Jones Classic Plus in the bridge. These are controlled by a single volume and tone and a three-way selector switch on the top horn. The TV Jones pickups are accurate replicas of the late-1950s Filter’Tron humbuckers, and are wound for a low output – a great pairing with the semi-hollow construction.
Other hardware includes a 1.72-inch GraphTech nut, a tune-o-matic style bridge and
You can hear the guitar in action with Godin’s official demo video below.
Pricing for the Montreal Premiere LTD Imperial Blue is yet to be revealed. You can find out more at godinguitars.com.