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Mar-20-2004, 1:37pm
I have actually played one but it was back when I had just started learning so I didnt have a good basis for comparison, but it was very easy to play and sounded fine,and had some nice electronics to boot...but I seem to remember reading about some tops that caved in and didnt know if this was an isolated incident or a design flaw...any reveiws would be helpful...thanks Trip

Richard H
Mar-21-2004, 12:55am
Apart from one Godin A8 I had, I haven't seen any reports of top problems.

And it didn't "cave in". When I got the mando, the action was too high for my liking. But after a few months the top sunk a bit under the bridge making the string height ideal in my opinion.

However I was worried that it might sink further and wasn't convinced Godin would replace it if I waited too long.

So I sent it back. That first Godin was the sweetest electric mando I've played and I wish I'd stuck with it. The new one doesn't sound anything as nice plugged in but I have to live with it.

Definitely give Godin a try.

Apr-01-2004, 1:15pm
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Apr-19-2004, 10:50pm
IMHO: Best sounding Piezo is the RMC bridge pieces and the Godin Uses them in the A8, nice 3 band and V pots too.
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Apr-23-2004, 11:00am
I have used one consistently for about 2.5-3 years in a rock and roll band and have tried many others. I find it to be the easiest mando to use on stage. Great sound and playability, excellent electronics, no complaints at all. John

Apr-24-2004, 11:11pm
My A8 is great. It sounds more natural than any other amplified string instrument that I've ever tried or owned. I've had mine for over 2 years without any problems.