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Godin Flat Five X Semi Acoustic Guitar with Hard Case - Commission Sale **SOLD**

  • £799.99

** SOLD ** Excellent condition Canadian made 2003 Godin Flat 5 X hollow body electric guitar in transparent blue. Features a Grade A carved maple top, twin Godin humbuckers, LR Baggs bridge tranducers for acoustic and electric voicings, mahogany neck. Finished in transparent blue. Supplied in a hard shell case. Serial number 03303543. Commission Sale.
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Flat Five X - Version 1 (with 3 output jacks)


  • Top nut: Tusq by Graphtech
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24 "
  • Radius: 16"
  • Tuners: High ratio Godin tuners
  • String gauge: Godin E-10 Nickel electric strings 10-46
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo Nickel
  • Pickups: 2 Godin humbuckers with LR Baggs bridge transducers
  • for acoustic sound.
  • Body: Silver leaf maple center with white poplar wings and a
  • grade A carved maple top.
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian rosewood

The Flat Five X adds an exciting new acoustic voice to the original Godin Flat Five. A tight neck pocket fit, string-through body design, mahogany neck and double chambered body are responsible for the guitar’s great tone and sustain. The Flat Five X is powered by two Godin humbucking pickups and six saddle transducers. The signal from the saddle transducers runs through a custom pre-amp featuring a volume and three way EQ.
The acoustic bridge pickups found on the Flat Five X are referred to as bridge transducers.
Flexible Outputs
The triple output jack offers various ways of using both signals to
best suit your musical needs. The first jack (output #1) strictly
carries the magnetic signal and has a master volume and tone
control. When using the Mix jack (output #2) by itself the signals
from both pickup systems can be output or individually selected
via the mini 3-way switch and blend knob. The mini 3-way switch
selects between bridge transducers only (toggled back), magnetics
only (toggled forward) or both the magnetic and bridge transducer
signals (toggled center). The blend knob allows you to
control the amount of magnetic vs. acoustic bridge transducer
sound (mini 3-way selector switch must be in middle position)
that is heard through your amplifier. In the center position an
equal amount of magnetics and bridge transducers are output.
Turning the knob clock-wise will increase the amount of magnetic
sound heard in the mix. Turning the knob counter clock-wise will
increase the amount of bridge transducer heard in the mix. The
Mix jack (output #2) is the only output that works in conjunction
with the mini 3-way switch and blend knob. The third jack (output
#3) is a bridge transducer only output. The mini 3-way switch
and blend knob doesn’t affect this output.

There are several ways of using the various outputs.
Output #1 is a conventional magnetic output with a 5-way pickup
selector, volume and tone control.
Output #2 is a mix output. You can use one cable and get both
signals into one amp. Using the mini 3-way and blend knob will
Output #2 Output #1
Fig. 1
Output #3
allow you to switch between magnetics and transducers as well
as blend the two signals.
Output #3 The third output is bridge transducer only output.
Using Two cables - one cable in output #1 and another in output
#3 - allows you to completely separate the magnetics from
the bridge transducers. The magnetics can be output to an
amplifier and the bridge transducers can be output into an
acoustic amplifier where they can be EQ’d independently.
We highly recommend running the acoustic transducer output
jack to a volume pedal before going to the PA or acoustic amp.
You can then keep the guitar’s acoustic transducer volume on at
all times and control the output with the volume pedal.
Another option is to use the acoustic tone along with the regular
magnetic pickups to create one huge tone. By selecting your
neck pickup and applying a small amount of acoustic bridge
transducer you can easily achieve a warm sound with lots of bottom
end while maintaining note definition.
The built in active pre-amp for the bridge transducers are powered
by a single 9-volt battery which can be found by unscrewing
the small round back plate. The pre-amp is activated when the
guitar is plugged in. Therefore, to avoid draining the battery
please make sure to disconnect your cable when the guitar will
not be used for a extended period of time. If the bridge transducers
begin to sound thin or fuzzy, a battery change is overdue.
Battery life is approximately 300 hours.

Flat Five X Custom Godin Pickups
Pos. 1 - A, B
Pos. 2 - A
Pos. 3 - A, B, C, D
Pos. 4 - D
Pos. 5 - C, D

See images for pickup switch positions

Delivery & Returns

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Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DHL Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

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Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

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