It’s hard to deny that the Summit Classic P90 from Godin has quite the striking look. While it might not be to everyone’s taste, this gold guitar certainly stands out from the crowd at first glance.
But is there more to this axe than a flashy facade?
If you’ve never played a Godin guitar, then, quite frankly, you’re missing out. This iconic Canadian manufacturer makes some of the most beautiful, and well-crafted guitars on the market today.
Continuing in that heritage, the Summit Classic P90 really is an incredible instrument. With two Seymour Duncan single-coil pickups and Godin’s High Definition Revoicer built-in, this guitar will manage to convey even the most subtle nuances of the guitarist’s style.
All that being said, this guitar has some pretty major downsides. For one thing, the body is not made from solid wood, but from a polymer. Now Godin might frame this as a good thing because acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a lightweight material but there’s a serious counter-argument to be made. Polymers are an inexpensive and often less durable substitute for wood making this guitar cheaper to produce, and more likely to get damaged.
Furthermore, nice though it is to have an active circuit, you’ll probably hear some crackling when enabling it. That’s not exactly a deal-breaker, but it’s quite disappointing for a ‘high-end’ guitar.
And just how expensive is this guitar?
Although prices vary depending on the retailer, a new Summit Classic P90 is going to set you back a minimum of $1300. Now, we love Godin, but, at the same time, it’s hard to argue that this guitar is really good value for money.
Of course, there’s no reason to let us be the judge. Sound doesn’t lie, which is why here on Tonepedia, you can take a listen for yourself and decide what you think of this gorgeous gold guitar. While you’re here, why not check out the Summit Classic SG, the HB, and the LTD, to see how Godin’s other models stack up?
|Manufacturer Part Number||041169|
|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|