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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Godin Redline HB

Have any of you tried one of these out? I'm a sucker for 24 3/4" scale shredder style guitars with a Floyd Rose. Lately though,I have been thinking about something with a fixed bridge and this seems like it could be right up my alley. Supposed to be relatively light weight but very resonant and I kinda like the 3+3 headstock. I'd get the black one and immediately refinish it with a neon orange kind of like the carotene orange RG's of old. Throw in White pickups and white mounting rings and I'd be in love I think.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

Yeah, I've played a couple and I really like them, especially the fixed bridge version. They feel very responsive and well made. I've said this before but I think Godin is one really big endorser away from getting the respect they deserve. The guitars are great but the public awareness isn't really there like it should be.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

Petie, I'm glad u found the Redline HB to be a great guitar. I have been day dreaming about one for a couple weeks now. I do have a couple questions that I hope u can answer for me....Whats with the "weird" cutaways on the back around the neck pocket? I assume they are to give unrestricted access to the upper frets and to also help cut down on the weight of the guitar. Do they feel weird or uncomfortable against ur body when u stand or sit down to play? What is the egrocut neck profile feel like? I know it's got a flat 16" radius for the fretboard just like an Ibby but is the neck itself thin and speedy for someone like me with small hands and kinda short fingers or is it thick and chunky like a les paul? I kinda like the idea of buying one to support local musicians and luthiers. The company is in Canada but the bodies and necks are made here in the USA in New Hampshire. I currently live close to the Canadian and New Hampshire borders(a half hour away from both) so I guess I can't really get more local than that.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

I didn't tried but Jeff Waters new Epiphone could fit the bill too.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

Would like to know more about these guitars since my local dealer hasn't bought one even though I have asked them to do it.

Want a Redline II with maple fretboard but they don't make.. hmmmm
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

Godin has no problems in the fit and finish of their guitars. Good value, too, the prices are reasonable. I just don't get along with the neck-body joint. Very bulky, unwieldy, clumsy.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

i"m strictly a rhythm player so the neck/body joint wont be a problem for me. I plan on doing a refinish as well so maybe I could subtley reshape it to give it more of a chamfer especially where the body begins.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

The Godins I've played around with have been great. I played a couple of the strat type ones with the bolt on neck - and they felt great. I also played one of the 5th avenue kingpin guitars - VERY cool. Also - every one of their acoustics I've played has been great. Their quality control is superb!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

They look good but from the pictures it looks like they don't have a forearm contour...
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Just got mine two days ago...had to get it setup - the strings were too high out of the box.. changed the strings to a set of 9-42s, rest the truss rod and reintonated the whole thing -- and it does play like a dream...

I would even say better than my Indonesian made RGR321EX (which i have sold) - then again anything other than Indonesia and China will always be better

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

Can we get a picture of how the heel looks like please?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

Here you go..

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

Hmm . . . Since I made that negative comment above, to be fair I should say now that that picture does not look like the heel on the guitars I've tried. That appears to be more contoured with better access. If I find one again with the design I'm talking about, I'll share it.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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Re: Godin Redline HB

Its okay Mike...sometimes guitars are like that...some you like some you dont...each to their own...

Anyway its really easy to play this guitar...the upper notes are easy to reach too
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