Owner's Manuals for the Flat Five X's are available in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format.
Flat Five & Flat Five 'X'
Sometimes you pick up a guitar that feels alive, almost as if every molecule in the instrument is working together to make that sweet sound. This describes the new Godin Flat Five. We strive to make sure that every Godin guitar is acoustically responsive and the Flat Five exceeds our already high standards. Before you even plug in the Flat Five, the first chord tells you that you're in for something special. Certainly the fact that the Flat Five is a hollow body instrument accounts for some of this responsiveness, but there is more to the story than that. The body consists of two chambers on each side of a multi-channel center block. All of the body components are made from solid wood, and completed with a solid flame maple top. The mahogany neck is shaped according to 2002 LGX specifications but in a short scale version, with a 24-fret fingerboard. The shorter scale allows for a light touch and adds a little extra warmth to the sound. The Godin humbuckers offer exceptional dynamics and 5-way switching that taps every bit of their considerable potential. Blues, Jazz and rock players will feel right at home with the Flat Five.
The 'X' version of the Flat Five adds an acoustic voice to the—already sonically powerful—standard Flat Five. The acoustic sound is produced with the help of the six L.R. BaggsTM transducers that replace the saddles in the standard bridge. The signal from the saddle transducers runs through an internal preamp with graphic EQ.
24 ¾" scale
1 11/16" nut width
16" fingerboard radius
Body - Silverleaf maple center with Poplar wings
Solid 'AAA' grade Flame Maple top
Godin Flat Five Humbuckers
'X' version: Same as above with the addition of six L.R. Baggs transducers in the bridge and a Custom Preamp/EQ
Flat Five and Flat Five X are available in: Trans. Black or Lightburst High-Gloss