“You can’t help applauding Godin for trying something a little different”: Godin G-Tour review

As Canada’s foremost manufacturer of steel- and nylon-string acoustics and electros, not to mention an increasingly broad line of electrics, Godin has combined its past into the G-Tour

Godin G-Tour acoustic guitar
(Image: © Olly Curtis/Future)

Guitar World Verdict

Mixing up the styles as the G-Tour does is always going to create a polarising result. While the build is of a pretty high standard, the G-Tour will more likely appeal to the electric player who fancies some nylon sound, with a pick, and for that it’s a simple drive and very fit for purpose


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    Smart lightweight build.

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    Strong output.

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    Simple controls.

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    Well-voiced tone control.

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    A nylon-string for the electric player.


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    Narrow neck and string spacing will be too cramped for some.

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    Seems expensive.

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Godin is an expansive brand – other house brands include Norman, Seagull, and Simon & Patrick – we have regular steel- and nylon-string acoustics and electros, stage-aimed ‘crossover’ models such as the long-running Multiacs, instruments for ‘world’ musicians, and an extensive range of hollow, thinline, and solidbody electrics.

Before we get to look at some of the new-for-2024 models, we managed to get our hands on a pretty unique model that launched recently: the G-Tour. This instrument – the latest in a long line of stage-aimed nylon-strings that lie within Godin’s range – certainly blurs the line between the electric guitar and the nylon-string acoustic electric guitar.

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.