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?
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.
A little, but you’ll quickly get over that when you get a feel for just how nice the Summit is to play.
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.
|Manufacturer Part Number
|047147, 264196, GODIN SUMMIT CLASSIC SG VINTAGE BURST
|Left Handed, Right Handed
|Body Shape Family
|Top Material Family
|Body Material Family
|Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
|Fretboard Material Family
|Neck Material Family
|Number of Frets