Freeway Classic is the first double cutaway design by Godin in several years.
In spite of the tremendous success of the single cutaway design featured throughout
the Godin line, there has always been a contingent of hard-core, double-cutaway
enthusiasts encouraging us to do something for them. With that in mind we
went to work on the Freeway Classic. The basic formula is classic Godin, versatile,
blues/rock gigging machine with ‘boutique guitar’ build-quality
at a blue-collar price.
Godin’s rock maple
necks are known throughout the guitar industry for outstanding feel and boundless
sustain. The 25 ½” scale neck on the Freeway features Godin’s
ergo-cut shape and medium jumbo frets. Neck stability is insured by a double-action
truss system capable of adding and removing relief in the neck. The body consists
of a center block of silver-leaf maple with light poplar wings. Silver-leaf
maple is an excellent tone wood with a weight and density similar to mahogany.
The warm tone of the silver-leaf provides a perfect compliment to the rock
maple neck. To ensure that we get the most from this potent combination, each
neck and body are joined with a perfect wood-to-wood connection—free
of paint or glue—that
delivers maximum neck/body energy transfer. The sound of the silver-leaf maple
comes at a price—it’s
heavy! To balance the guitar and achieve a comfortable weight the silver leaf
core is flanked with light poplar wings. This ultimately produces a comfortably
light guitar with ‘heavy guitar’ resonance.
The Godin humbucker-single-humbucker
pickup configuration makes the most of excellent acoustic response of the
Freeway. A double 5-way switch along with volume and tone controls supports