Whether you play jazz, alt-country, or something in between, the Godin Montreal Premiere LTD is just the distinguished, tone-drenched semi-hollowbody electric guitar you’ve been looking for. This axe delivers the versatility you require for serious genre hopping, sporting an innovative “breathe-through” carved-spruce core nestled inside its Canadian wild cherry body. This gives the comfortably lightweight Montreal Premiere an incredible resonant, organic tone, pumped out to your amp by two TV Jones Classic humbuckers. At the bridge position, a genuine Bigsby equips the Montreal Premiere LTD for haunting chordal and melodic textures to deep scoops and wild dives — all without wrecking your tuning. If you’re in the mood for something different and exciting, then Godin’s Montreal Premiere LTD is your hot ticket.
TV Jones Classic: the pickup that started it all
TV Jones’s quest for the perfect pickup all started with a close look at the original Ray Butts PAF (Patent Applied For) Filter’Tron — a design known for its unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll bite and sweet, rather than strident, top end. Tom’s version, the TV Classic, captures the mojo of this original pickup and perhaps even improves on Ray’s time-honored design. The TV Classic neck pickup lands somewhere between a classic California single-coil and a mid-century humbucker in its voicing. Get that classic TV Jones bite and kick you’ve been searching for, with Godin’s TV Jones-loaded Montreal Premiere LTD.
Canadian wild cherry delivers a sweet sound like no other
When people see you holding your Godin Montreal Premiere LTD, chances are, they’re going to assume it cost a fortune. That’s because its Canadian wild cherry top, back, and sides look — and sound — like some exotic wood you only see in guitar collectors’ magazines. And once you play it, it’s hard to convince anyone how little you spent on this magnificent instrument. The choice of this abundant, rapidly renewable, and gorgeous tonewood comes at absolutely no expense to the sound of the Montreal Premiere LTD; in fact, it’s one of the things that makes it so special.
Montreal Premiere archtops combine vintage class with modern precision
Godin’s entire archtop lineup has been popular from the get-go and steadily catching fire ever since. That’s because Godin is making quality guitars from premium materials and sound construction techniques; and offering them at a more than reasonable price. This goes double for guitars such as the Montreal Premiere LTD, whose archtop nature relies on an impressive balance of tension and tonewood characteristics. The result is a guitar that looks like it wandered straight out of the mid twentieth century, but with the optimized sonics and playability of a state-of-the-art 21st-century instrument.
- Semi-hollow with serious genre-hopping potential
- Canadian wild cherry top, back, and sides with elegant white binding
- Mahogany maple neck provides great stability and playability
- 12-inch-radius Richlite fingerboard feels great in the hand
- TV Jones Classic humbuckers deliver old-school archtop authority
- Bigsby tremolo tailpiece delivers unique chordal and melodic ornamentation
- Tuning-stable Tune-o-matic bridge with roller saddles