Godin Montreal Semi Accoustic Hybrid
Mahogany Guitar



  • Owned by me from new
  • Excellent condition
  • Price £900

Email me: rod@rod-neep.com


Every year for two weeks in July, the city of Montreal is transformed into the worlds largest Jazz club. Montreal is a great city, and it becomes that much cooler during the Jazz Festival. Montreal’s love affair with jazz was the inspiration for Godin’s latest guitar, which is—fittingly—named, Montreal. The Montreal is the latest in a series of two-voiced guitars from Godin that marry the electric sound from traditional magnetic pickups with the acoustic sound from saddle transducers in the bridge. The two-chamber body of the Montreal is carved from a solid block of Mahogany and capped with a carved solid mahogany top adorned with two F-holes and cream binding. The 22-fret, 24 ¾ scale, neck is also fashioned from mahogany, and shaped for exceptional comfort by means of Godin’s ergocut technique. Hardware is black and gold including, two Godin humbuckers, a bridge loaded with L.R.Baggs transducer saddles, and an on-board preamp EQ. The two humbucking pickups produce an extensive range of sounds thanks to a special 5-way switch that provides five distinct tones on its own. Add in the bridge transducers and the palette of sounds becomes infinite. The two outputs are set up so that the electric and acoustic voices can be blended in the guitar using a single patch cord or at the amp/mixer using both outputs. Jazz and Blues players will love the way this guitar sounds and feels. The city of Montreal should also be pleased, as this guitar is as cool as its namesake.


  • Natural High-Gloss Finish
  • Chambered Solid Mahogany Top and Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 16" Fingerboard Radius
  • 24-3/4" Scale Length
  • 22 Frets
  • 2 Godin Humbuckers Plus and LR Baggs Bridge Transducers and Custom PreAmp, 2 outputs, Volume, Tone, Blend Knobs





The Montreal 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. 



Below: EQ and volume controls for the bridge transducer pickups.

Montreal Custom Godin Pickups

  • Pos. 1 - A, B
  • Pos. 2 - A
  • Pos. 3 - A, B, C, D
  • Pos. 4 - D
  • Pos. 5 - C, D


  • Top nut: Tusq by Graphtech
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24 ¾"
  • Radius: 16"
  • Tuners: High ratio Godin locking 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: Chambered Solid Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Indian rosewood

The Montreal 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.

*Throughout this manual we refer to the humbuckers as magnetics.

The acoustic bridge pickups found on the Montreal are referred to as bridge transducers.

Flexible Outputs

A look at the bottom of the Montreal reveals two ¼" outputs. The output closest to the strap pin is a dual function jack. Used on its own this serves as a mix out carrying the signal from the bridge transducers as well as that of the magnetic pickups. Separate volume controls on the guitar make it easy to mix the two signals.

The second ¼" jack carries the signal from the magnetic pickups on its own. When a cable is plugged into the magnetic pickup jack the magnetic pickup signal is removed from the mix output so that there is now a separate signal for each of the pickup systems.

One Cable in the Mix/Acoustic Output Jack

When using just one cable the signals from both pickup systems are fed through the Mix/Acoustic output jack. The blend knob allows you to control the amount of magnetic vs. acoustic bridge transducer sound 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 bridge transducer heard in the mix. Turning the knob counter clock-wise will increase the amount of magnetic sound heard in the mix.

Using Two Cables

As mentioned above in "Flexible Outputs" when two cables are inserted into the output jacks the signals are completely separated and the blend knob becomes a volume control for the bridge transducers. This feature allows you to set up the bridge transducer volume and EQ settings on the pre amp and then control the output using only the Blend/Acoustic knob.

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.


This guitar is in A1 mint condition!


A few YouTube videos, illustrating the versatility of this guitar.



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