Canadian guitar maker Godin has unveiled the new Stadium HT, a tele-style guitar that pairs modern hookups with a vintage look and feel.
The guitar features a single-cut body made of super light Canadian Laurentian basswood and sports a string-through set up. With this, Godin has paired a hard rock maple neck and rosewood/maple fingerboard options.
The Stadium HT comes equipped with two single coils, a Custom Godin Cajun in the bridge, and a Godin GGS-3 in the neck. Switching between pickups is also ergonomic, with a slanted three-way pickup selector angled to follow the sweep of your right hand. Rounding out the controls are master volume and tone controls. In terms of hardware, the guitar comes with a T-Ashtray hardtail bridge with brass saddles and a vintage-style control plate.
The Stadium HT comes in a series of acoustic-inspired finishes: Trans White with a rosewood fingerboard, Matte Black and Havana Brown with a maple fingerboard. According the Godin, the finish allows the instrument to “breathe and resonate more freely” – aging and wearing over time with more play, like “that comfy old pair of jeans”.