5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB

A Classic Style of Jazz Guitar

Jazz Guitars were all the range from the ’30s through to the ’50s and even today you’ll see plenty of professionals opting for this timeless look. Born out of a desire to amplify an acoustic without losing that warm sound, they quickly took off within the Jazz and Blues communities and to this day the look is still associated with legends like Barney Kessel, Grant Green, and of course B.B. King. But have 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB lived up to all that history?

Godin Guitars Bring that Look to Life

It’s hard to deny that Godin Guitars have created a truly beautiful instrument. 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB has that classic, arch-top shape, complete with f-holes and a tortoiseshell scratchplate, a beautiful wild cherry soundboard, and a rosewood fingerboard. Furthermore, it’s lightweight, well balanced, and has a smooth U-shaped maple neck that sits comfortably on your leg. If you love that wide-bodied blues-guitar look, then this could well be love at first sight.

But does 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB have that Jazz Guitar Sound?

Here at Tonepedia, we know all too well that the sound is the most important part of any instrument. When it comes to Jazz guitars there’s a very specific sound you’re looking for. They bring together the heart and soul of an acoustic, with the precise accuracy of an electric. They bring out the best in the player’s performance while perfectly completing it with every note. From hard rock to delta blues they can envoke a whole history of 20th-century music in just a few notes.

So, with all that in mind, how does the 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB hold up against its competitors? Well, as far as we’re concerned, its warm sound and powerful humbuckers make it one of the best North American Style Jazz Guitars on the market.

But there’s no need to take our word for it. Why not give it a listen and judge for yourself?

5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB technical specifications

Manufacturer Godin
Made In Canada
GTIN 14 00623501039289
Manufacturer Part Number 039289
Colour Black
Left/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Body Type Chambered
Body Shape Family Other
Top Material Family Ash
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood
Neck Material Family Birch
String Number 6
Number of Frets 17
Pickup Configuration H
Pickup Brand Aguilar
Pickup Active/Passive Active, Passive
Tremolo Yes, No
Tremolo Brand Aria
Left-Friendly? Yes, No

5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB reviews & comparison videos

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