Finally, I had the chance to take the new Godin Gypsy Jazz Guitar for a test drive today. It is beautifully made and it played great with a perfect action. The electronics seem to cover all the bases, with three different pickups that can be blended for endless tonal possibilities. I really liked it and I am very interested in buying one but I would really like to spend more time with it first. I currently have a Dupont MD-50 with a Bigtone in the bridge. It sounds amazing acoustically but I have always found it difficult to get the sound I am looking for when I amplify it on a gig. I have tried everything in terms of amps, preamps, etc. and nothing seems ideal. The Godin, on the other hand, would probably be a great gigging guitar. It is designed to be amplified, and would give the player a lot of control over volume, EQ, etc. right at your fingertips. Having said that, I am not sure it would sound authentic. It wouldn’t really be satisfying in a GJ setting if it ended up sounding like a regular flat-top acoustic guitar with a pickup. Has anyone else had the chance to play the new Godin? I would be interested in any thoughts you could share.