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Old 2006-07-06, 09:04
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Godin Detour

Hi, thinking of buying a Godin Detour, heard good things about Godin as a whole. Any thoughts and opinions on this guitar? I'll be using it for metal mostly .thanks
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Old 2006-07-06, 16:41
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Can't be entirely helpful - I have a Godin Freeway classic and I think it's an excellent guitar for the price you pay. For metal, you have 2 main problems with this guitar.
First, it has a pretty thick neck which a lot of people don't like for metal style playing or shredding etc. I don't know if the Detour has the same neck contour though.
Second, the pickups are pretty bright and a little lacking in articulation and the maple body/neck combo probably accentuates this.
So if you like the feel of it, you could either get a pickup change or consider something like the Godin Freeway with EMGs. But overall Godin makes good quality mass produced guitars are sane prices.
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Old 2006-07-06, 23:58
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Godins are nice playing guitars. My uncle has the Godin Detour, it's red and nice looking. If I were you I would purchase it.
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Old 2006-07-07, 00:17
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i love godin man. even their crappy guitars feel really good. crappy pickups dont sound good though. i think if i was gonna be endorsed by a company of my choice (haha whatever) it would be godin or parker
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Old 2006-07-07, 12:32
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well guys i have actually gone and ordered a maverick species 2 off ebay, hope the gamble pays off. I am still considering the detour though,
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Old 2006-07-15, 14:36
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I would have gone with the Maverick, too. It's much more suited for metal than the Godin.
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