Saturday, June 26, 2010


via this auction
more pics at the auction while up.
details for the archives:
"vintage 1976 Godwin Guitar Organ made by Sisme. Considered the absolute premier “Guitorgan,” this 13-knob/19-switch version is the more deluxe of the two manufactured in Italy for Godwin in the mid-1970’s. While those fortunate enough to have heard a working Godwin guitorgan respect it as the most authentic organ-emulating guitar (sounding nearly identical to a Hammond B3), it also offers beautiful sounds completely unique to such an incredibly advanced instrument. Essentially an electronic organ re-arranged and manipulated to fit within a guitar, normal Univox/Musiconics Guitorgan just don't compare. This beyond rare guitar organ is virtually inaccessible, and is rarely offered for sale anywhere. Other examples have sold for well over $6,000, so take advantage of this reasonable Buy it Now auction, and add this to your collection.

This particular example is in very excellent all original condition. It is in perfect working condition, and includes: the original expression pedal, an original instrument cable, all of the original paperwork (complete schematics and operations manual), and the original oversized case. There are no other known examples which include the original schematic, which is a valuable essential to understanding and maintaining the Godwin if necessary. Remarkably, the Godwin guitorgan is capable of functioning as an organ or traditional guitar independent of one another. It features a 5 pin connector output for the control pedal, and a normal ¼” output for the typical guitar output. With Italian-inspired cosmetic appointments, the detail to sonic quality was equally matched by the tuxedo black and silver sparkle faux sound holes. The control panel was designed to be both attractive and intuitive. Typical of Italian artistry, the design of this instrument incorporated both form and function.

The guitar is all original, and features: original Schaller tuning machines, the original “G” tailpiece, all original knobs, all original switches with corresponding colored tips, and all other miscellaneous chrome hardware. The guitar plays amazingly well. The neck profile is an open soft C-shape neck profile, with very comfortable action. The neck is perfectly straight, and all of the segmented frets are in excellent condition. With better playability than any guitar we currently have in stock, it is very easy to play super fast organ-inspired melodies. There are small chips near the bottom of the fingerboard, which appear to have been repaired."


  1. Fail - not enough knobs and switches. :-D

  2. I have a similar unused Godwin Organ for sale. It is the model with 16 switches and 4 knobs. Where could I sell it to reach the most interested potential customers?

    1. I'd be interested in it if you still have it...

    2. I have a similar Godwin organ for sale in perfect condition,unused if you are still interested.location Athens,Greece

  3. Is your Godwin Organ guitar still available (the one in Athens)?

    1. I own a Godwin Organ guitar in perfect condition in Athens, Greece and is available.Its the model with 16 switches and 4 knobs.

    2. Hello Julia. I would like to know more about your Godwin organ guitar. Can you send me a private message or email? I can't seem to do that from my mobile interface.

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    4. If you are still interested in selling your Godwin Organ Guitar, please contact me.

  4. Hi.
    I am the owner of this Godwin Guitar. It´s not compleately restored. Do anyone hav a schematic for this.
    In advance thanks very much.
    Ralf Sommerfeld


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