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?
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.
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?
|Manufacturer Part Number||039289|
|Left/Right Handed||Left Handed, Right Handed|
|Body Shape Family||Other|
|Top Material Family||Ash|
|Body Material Family||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene|
|Fretboard Material Family||Brownwood|
|Neck Material Family||Birch|
|Number of Frets||17|
|Pickup Active/Passive||Active, Passive|