Montreal in the summertime is a city of festivals and music...lots of music! This summer marks the 3rd edition of the increasingly popular Montreal Musician and Musical Instrument show, also known as the MMMIS, presented from July 5th-8th as part of the 28th annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Montreal based Godin Guitars is once again a proud sponsor and has returned to collaborate with MMMIS and Jazz Fest organizers to help make this year's silent auction a success.
This partnership joins together the innovative guitar concepts of Robert Godin and the artistic vision of the festivals renowned poster designer, Yves Archambault, to create 10 exclusive guitars, which have been meticulously redrawn and painted by hand...truly making them stunning and unique works of art. Some of the Godin guitars featured in the auction are the Godin Montreal, the new A6 Ultra and the Redline1, the Multiac Jazz Spruce, LGXT, ACS Nylon, Triumph and several acoustic models from Godin Guitars' Simon & Patrick and Seagull brands. These creative masterpieces have also all been given individual names by the artist, such as "Instant Karma", "Tupelo" and "Sketch of Spain" to name a few.
All proceeds from the sale of these exclusive instruments will go towards the funding of the free activities featured at the MMMIS, which, like the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is a non-profit organization. Proceeds raised will be an integral part in contributing to the MMMIS Music To Youth Fund, which promotes music making to young people through such youth projects as the Blues Camp for kids held during the festival.