Godin Summit Classic SG

Godin and Gibson

The Summit Classic SG from Godin guitars might look a little confusing at first glance. It calls itself an SG, and yet the shape is clearly inspired by the Les Paul.
What’s going on here?
Have Godin got their Gibsons mixed up?

A Beautiful Model

The Summit SG Classic really is a gorgeous design. With a Les Paul-inspired, light-weight solid body, and two Godin Custom Humbuckers, this is a guitar that not only looks nice but sounds amazing.
But why is it called an SG?
Well, as a matter of fact, the SG has nothing to do with the classic Gibson model. It actually stands for semi-gloss, because these guitars have a lovely semi-gloss finish.
Confusing?
A little, but you’ll quickly get over that when you get a feel for just how nice the Summit is to play.

Should You Buy The Summit SG Classic?

This guitar really is a pure delight to mess around with. It’s straightforward enough to play, with a classic three-way toggle switch and dedicated volume/tone knobs for each pickup.
In terms of materials, the top is ash, the neck is birch, and the body is made of a substance called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene – a lightweight polymer.
Altogether that makes for a pretty decent guitar, but now we come to the real make-or-break moment: the price.

The Summit SG Classic retails for around $1100.
Now, that’s quite a purchase however you look at it. The Summit SG Classic is certainly a nice enough guitar to play on but is it really worth that kind of money?

Well, at the end of the day, that’s not our decision to make. Give it a listen here on Tonepedia, and you can decide for yourself whether or not you think the Summit SG Classic earns its price tag.

Godin Summit Classic SG technical specifications

Manufacturer Godin
Made In Canada
GTIN 14 00623501047147, 00623501047130
Manufacturer Part Number 047147, 264196, GODIN SUMMIT CLASSIC SG VINTAGE BURST
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

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