Since 1982, Canadian manufacturer Godin has been rethinking what a performance-level instrument can do. With their electric guitars, Godin strikes a balance between the traditions of guitar building and new design concepts. They also find clever ways to integrate the latest developments in electronics. All of this is geared towards producing instruments with greater potential.
True to Godin's reputation, the Freeway SA is a versatile instrument with a wide range of features and expression. Although it's an electric guitar, it starts with meticulous wood selection and fine wood working. The body sports a gorgeous Flame Maple Top, and the fit with the Rock Maple neck lends natural acoustic response. The body shape at the neck carve is sleek and ergonomic, too—it makes the guitar more comfortable and easier to reach into the upper register.
For pickups, the Freeway SA has two humbuckers with a single coil in the middle. With a five-way switch, you're able to wrangle a lot of different sounds. SA means "Synth Access," so the Freeway SA also has a 13-pin MIDI connector, further expanding the range of tone options.
Like other Godin models, the Freeway SA comes stock with high-quality hardware. The tuners feel accurate and stable, and it has a smooth two-point tremolo to give that extra touch of vibrato and expression. But it's a rugged design that can handle whatever, so if you really want to dive-bomb, you can do that, too.
This 2005 Freeway SA has a Maple Top that pops with Godin's Lightburst finish. It is gently used with minimal signs of play and use. The plastic film is still on the plastic parts, and the setup is low and everything you could want. There are a lot of sounds in this guitar. On the stage or in the studio, it'll give you everything you need. But cranked up on a Saturday afternoon, you'll enjoy exploring all the different options on tap! Original Godin gig bag included.