The Godin Richmond Empire has a retro style and attitude all its own and it packs a tonal "punch" that won't hurt your wallet!
The Empire features a 24 3/4 ” scale, a low noise single-coil pickup and a Custom Godin humbucker in the bridge and Godin low-noise single coil in the neck. Pickups are housed in a single cutaway solid body with a silver leaf maple center and poplar wings or the solid mahogany body of the Empire mahogany HG. The pickups are controlled by separate volume and tone knobs, along with a 3-way toggle switch.
The Empire’s bolt-on mahogany neck features the worn in feel of an Ergocut rosewood fingerboard for an incredibly comfortable playing experience. These retro rockets are finished off with high-ratio tuning machines, a chrome wraparound bridge and black or Nordic white pickguards depending on the finish.