GODIN COMMEMORATING 40 YEARS
OF CANADIAN MADE GUITARS @ WINTER NAMM
Along with the many new Godin models that made their debut at
Winter NAMM, the company also unveiled two Anniversary models to
commemorate a 40-year milestone in the industry. We caught up with
Richard Bunze at the NAMM show to find out more about the new
additions. Watch the video below:
PRESS RELEASE: Montreal based Godin Guitars has
come a long way since the early days of President & Founder
Robert Godin traveling the eastern U.S. and Canada, selling guitars
to dealers out of his Econoline van. Its early beginnings in
1972, as a small company in Lapatrie Quebec, also included building
replacement necks for some of the industry's top brands of that
time. The Godin Guitar Company of today, is one of the largest
guitar manufacturers in the business, and now includes 6 factories
and seven guitar brands sold all over the world. The Godin brand in
itself also features the widest range of guitars & stringed
instruments in the industry today. This opens the door to a full
spectrum of players & playing styles from folk, to jazz, to
world, to rock, heavy-metal and more. Models span the gamut of
straight-up 6-string electrics, to steel & nylon string
electro-acoustic hybrids, to revolutionary 3-voice guitar wonders,
to acclaimed innovations such as the 11-string MultiOud fretless
& Inuk fretted series instruments, Godin Guitars continues to
help players push the envelope in every genre of music out
This January 24th to 27th at Winter NAMM
in Anaheim CA, Godin Guitars will mark its 40th year as a company
by unveiling two Anniversary models: The 40th
Anniversary Norman B20 acoustic, with a new tobacco burst
high-gloss finish, and theLimited Edition Anniversary Godin
Acousticaster, with its stunning Koa or Rosewood top options. The
new Acousticaster has been updated to include Godin
GJN1mini-humbucker, revamped top mounted preamp, and two ¼" outputs
for Electric and Acoustic/Mix. The Norman B20 was the first guitar
released by the company in 1972 and the Godin Acousticaster was the
original electro-acoustic hybrid guitar released under the Godin
brand and essentially the guitar that put Godin on the map.
Other fine additions to the Godin family of guitars at
Winter NAMM include:
Godin Montreal Premiere:
This thinline, semi-hollow body electric features a Canadian
wild cherry top, back and sides, with an innovative spruce
"breathe-through" carved core. This unique feature promotes free
airflow through the interior center block, in turn, making the
Montreal Premiere a supremely resonant and vibrant guitar. Other
features include a 3-way toggle switch along with 1x volume &
1x tone knob, a 24 ¾" scale, mahogany set-neck with rosewood
fingerboard, double-bound binding, high-gloss custom polished
finish, contoured high-gloss headstock with high-ratio vintage
style tuners, and ResoMax bridge system by Graphtech with stop
tailpiece. A Bigsby equipped option is also available. Available
finishes: Natural HG, Trans Red HG, Trans Black HG and Sunburst
Make way for the new Godin MultiUke! This Canadian made, tenor
size, electro-acoustic Ukulele finds its home within the renowned
Godin Multiac Series of guitars, known for exceptional amplified
acoustic sound without feedback. The MultiUke follows suit, in its
own "little" way, featuring a chambered mahogany body design, solid
spruce top, rosewood fingerboard & bridge, custom voiced
electronics and onboard preamp with 3-band EQ. Available finishes:
Natural HG or Sunburst HG.
Godin 5th Avenue Composer GT:
The 5th Avenue Composer GT features a Canadian wild cherry body
with arched top and arched back, silver leaf maple neck with
rosewood fingerboard, a Custom Godin Humbucker pickup in the neck
position, controlled via 1x volume & 1x tone knob, giving the
player a full, warm expression of the guitars tonal
characteristics. Other features include cream binding,
classic f-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock with high-ratio
tuners and an adjustable Tusq bridge by Graphtech. The Gloss Top
(GT) is paired with semi-gloss back & sides for an aesthetic
that is second to none! Available in Natural GT or Sunburst GT
Godin Inuk Encore & Inuk Ambiance Steel
The Godin Inuk Encore Steel & Inuk Ambiance Steel are
electro-acoustic, 11-string, fretted instruments featuring steel
strings, which are tuned in unison. Inspired by the Godin MultiOud,
the new Inuk makes for an effortless transition for guitarists
looking for a unique amplified acoustic sound to add to their
collection. The Inuk Encore Steel with Antique Burst semi-gloss
finish features a chambered Canadian Laurentian basswood body,
solid cedar top, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard &
bridge, along with custom voiced Godin EPM Quantum IT electronics
with under saddle transducer in the bridge & an onboard preamp
with built-in tuner. The Inuk Ambiance Steel with Sunburst
high-gloss finish features a chambered mahogany body, solid spruce
top, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard & bridge, along with
custom voiced electronics & an onboard preamp with built-in
tuner, and option to choose between 4 blendable sound imaging mics
using a 4-way selector switch.
Acoustic News - Seagull and Simon &
Crafted in Canada, the Seagull and Simon & Patrick lines
each have a new ALL mahogany acoustic offering this year; The
Seagull Maritime SWS Mahogany HG dreadnaught, and the Simon &
Patrick Pro Folk Mahogany HG with slotted headstock. Models include
solid mahogany back & sides and select pressure tested solid
mahogany tops. Other acoustic offerings include the new Seagull
Entourage Natural Spruce CW QI and Seagull Entourage Black CW GT
QI, both further adding incredible value to the popular Seagull
Entourage Rustic series.
For more info visit: www.godinguitars.com
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