Some very exciting news for guitar lovers! We are pleased to announce that the Acoustic Centre is hosting a Godin guitar evening on Wednesday Nov 4, hosted by the man himself, Dr Robert Godin. Join Robert and the crew from the Acoustic Centre for an enlightening and informative master class about how Godin guitars are designed crafted to achieve great tone and playability. You will learn the importance of different tonewoods along with the reasoning behind different scale-lengths, neck and headstock designs. Practical information you can use to evaluate your guitar and future guitar selections. Godin will also showcase some of the innovative and non-traditional guitars in their extensive guitar lineup.
******** We have up to 40 spots available for the Godin class on Wednesday, Nov 4 at 6.3opm. RSVP's are essential. If you'd like to come, simply send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. IT'S FREE! *********
Robert Godin, owner and founder of the Godin Guitar Company, built his first guitars in a small shop in Montreal more than forty years ago. His resounding success allowed him to open his first guitar building workshop in the small village of La Patrie, Quebec. Robert has always been driven by the desire to build quality affordable instruments. His knowledge and desire for innovation ultimately brought him to the design the now iconic Seagull S6. The global popularity of the S6 has grown steadily since that time and Seagull has become one of the leading acoustic guitar brands in the world. Godin had also become well known for his custom-made electric guitars as well as the necks and bodies that he was making in La Patrie under sub-contract for many of America’s premier guitar companies.
Godin growth continued steadily and in the late 1980’s, Godin began crafting electric guitars under the Godin name. All of Godin’s brands (Godin, Seagull, Simon & Patrick, La Patrie and Norman) developed reputations for the quality of materials and craftsmanship. Godin's commitment to exploring new concepts in guitar design and use of innovative technologies is even more compelling. Godin now makes more than a quarter of a million guitars each year in six workshops across Quebec Canada and in New Hampshire in the USA. In May this year, Robert received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from McGill University in Montreal. His knowledge and passion for the craft is both informative and infectious. You will never look at guitars the same way again!
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Pictured is the '70th Anniversary Dreadnought' for $2,695.