Guitar Synth: Godin + Modduo?


Recently I’m looking at buying a Godin guitar with a Synth output (13 pins DIN type - more details here under the SA access section)
From what I understand Modduo cannot use this as an input (it’s not a Midi input per say), another box has to be put in between, such as the Roland GR-55.
It seems an approach to use a guitar as a guitar synth would be to use a Fishman triple play and set it on any guitar, and plug the usb key in the modduo.
My question would then be: am I right thinking that there’s no advantage from the Godin Guitar to be used a Guitar Synth with the modduo ?
Either you have to add another box (not the goal for me), or you have to use a Fishman Tripe play (which would enable any guitar, without taking advantage of the Godin’s system).


Definitely Fishman triple play, works really well with Mod Duo, plug & play…

edit: …if you mean a Godin nylon string guitar; now that’s different…
the Godin would be your best choice - since the Fishman doesn’t work on nylon strings,
for obvious reasons… :slight_smile:


…and don’t buy the Fishman second hand…
I did, and missed out on half of the wonders of the system…
first buyer gets to download samples & software, no one else… :frowning:


But I would not be able to play a Godin like the spectrum in the Modduo I think. I would need an intermediate box, so I’m not too crazy about that path.
But good point on the Nylon strings & triple play… :smiley:
thanks !


All the Godin SA guitars are 13 pin so you would need another box, for me (and I have a lot of different ones) the Axon AX100 Mkii is the best 13 pin midi convertor. If you want nylon strings you have to go this way.

Godin also do a TriplePlay range but they are all electrics I think, the nearest to an acoustic would be the Montreal which they do with TriplePlay.

Otherwise get the non SA version and add a triple play pickup to it.


Off-topic but on the subject of guitar-midi I’d strongly recommend checking out the software-only approach from

I was amazed at its tracking speed and accuracy - not perfect, but certainly better than my old GK2.

There’s even an iphone app version which would work for live without a laptop.