Godin A5 Ultra Bass Fretless SA 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

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Godin is really asking players to choose their own adventure when they pick up the A5 Ultra Natural SA acoustic bass guitar. First off, the model is available in both a fretted and fretless configuration, meaning that you have the option to go with a more traditional bass sound or a more fluid, jazzy, free-wheeling option, respectively. This 5-string is constructed with fine tonewoods that capably reproduce the sounds that you play on the strings, so there’s no way around sounding great. The body is made from silver leaf maple, which adds a degree of clarity to the brightness of the solid spruce top.

But who says you have to keep it all acoustic on an acoustic bass, anyway? Certainly not Godin, who have provided a 13-pin MIDI connector which allows you to control the sounds of the Roland GR Series and Axon AX100 guitar synths; basically, this guitar can sound like whatever you want it to. However, if you’re looking to stay in the lane of traditional acoustic bass there’s no need to worry. The built-in Lace Sensor low-profile pickup and custom Godin saddle transducers work in conjunction with a customized preamp to accurately capture, reproduce, and amplify the sound of your fretwork in a clear and versatile manner.Rating: 4.5/5

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