Montreal based Godin Guitars is getting ready to show the international musical instrument community a number of exciting and versatile guitar models at Musikmesse from March 21st to 24th, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. Godin Guitars and all their newest gear will be located at Booth B10 in Hall 4.0.
Godin Session Custom and Session Plus:
Two new upscale additions to the Godin Session series will be making their international premiere at Musikmesse. North American made and packed with features, the new Godin Session Custom and Godin Session Plus are ready to take center stage. Both feature Canadian basswood bodies, rock maple necks with maple or rosewood fingerboard options, 25 ½” scale, the Godin High-Definition Revoicer and the new Godin Tru-Loc Tremolo system which allows players to regulate their own trem arm placement into a personal Custom Comfort Zone. The Session Custom features a beefy Godin Humbucker in the neck and the sweet new Godin Custom Cajun single-coil pickup in the bridge for added vintage punch & bite. All of which are housed in a classic single cutaway body design and controlled via a 5-way switch, 1 volume and 1 tone knob. The Session Plus features a Godin humbucker in the bridge and 2x Godin GS-2 single-coil pickups with extra large pole pieces in the neck and middle positions. Electronics are controlled via 5-way switch, 1 volume and 1 tone knob along with a mini toggle switch to split the humbucker.
Godin Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance:
A fantastic new addition to the Multiac family is the new Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance, quite possibly one of the best sounding electro-acoustic steel string guitars the company has ever produced! This model features a chambered mahogany body with a solid spruce top, custom Fishman Aura electronics, blendable sound imaging mic with 4 individual mic settings, as well as a dual source preamp with feedback control and under saddle transducer. As with all Multiac series guitars, the Steel Duet Ambiance is made to be played in live and loud settings with virtually no feedback.
Godin Core series:
Made in Canada, the new Core series is comprised of three models that will surely ignite some fires in more than a few gigging guitar rockers. All feature chambered mahogany bodies with maple tops, mahogany set necks, 24 ¾” scale, rosewood fingerboards, wraparound Resomax bridges by Graphtech, and as the name suggests, these guitars are rock machines to their very “Core.” Models include: the Godin Core HB with a pair of hot Godin Nitro Humbuckers, the Godin Core P90 with two Seymour Duncan P90 pickups and the Godin Core EMG, loaded with EMG 85 & 81 active humbuckers.
Godin Shifter Classic 4 bass:
The new Shifter Classic 4 further expands the popular Shifter series of 4 and 5-string basses, bringing to the line a classic PJ pickup configuration. This 4-string bass features a solid Canadian Laurentian basswood body, a rock maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard options and a double-function bridge to either string through the body or the bridge. Electronics include a set of Godin passive PJ pickups controlled by 1x volume, 1x tone and 4-way selector switch. Two new finishes for the Shifter Classic include a Black Burst semi-gloss and a Crème Brulee high-gloss.
Acoustic News – Seagull and Simon & Patrick: Natural Elements Acoustic Collection
Crafted in Canada and showcasing the best elements of Mother Nature’s own creative talents, the Seagull and Simon & Patrick Natural Elements Acoustic Collection offers players incomparable value for an acoustic guitar series of this calibre. These individually unique pieces combine pure random natural aesthetic beauty, with exceptional craftsmanship, eco friendly alternative woods & a price tag that the working musician can appreciate, and afford. Featuring pure and natural pieces of figured Cherry wood, Heart of Wild Cherry and a figured Maple, which Mother Nature intricately inlaid with Figured Amber-Trails. Each model beautifully accentuated by wood binding, flame maple veneer headstocks and the satin sheen of a custom polished finish. A Natural Elements burn stamp in the top will identify each guitar, further differentiating their unique beauty from other models in their acoustic family.
Visit Godin Guitars at Musikmesse in Booth B10 Hall 4.0.
Be sure to stop in to the Godin booth for other new additions in the Godin family, including left handed versions of the Godin Session, Multiac Nylon SA and Multiac Encore Nylon models, as well as the new Empire Mahogany P90 from Godin’s Richmond brand of electric guitars. A number of new offerings from Godin’s acoustic lines of Seagull, Simon & Patrick and Norman will also be unveiled, including the new Seagull Entourage Grand Rustic parlor size acoustic.
With its early beginnings in 1972, the Godin Guitar family now includes 7 lines of guitars. These include the renowned Godin & Richmond electric lines, as well as the finely crafted acoustic lines such as Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie and LaPatrie nylon stringed classical guitars. Godin Guitars is also the manufacturer of the revolutionary TRIC acoustic guitar case and is the North American distributor of high-end Italian made SR Technology acoustic amplifiers. Based in Montreal Quebec, this Canadian company has 6 factories, 5 of which are located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and 1 located in Berlin New Hampshire.