February 26th, 2007, New York — Brian Rothschild, Executive Director of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, is pleased to announce the addition of Godin Guitars, manufactured in Canada and the United States, to its prestigious list of sponsors. The company joins principal sponsors Maxell Corporation, Apple Computer and NAMM, and others that support the valuable mission of the Bus to bring music playing and songwriting to students across the country.
“We are very happy to be working with the Godin family and proud to have their beautiful instruments available for the students who record on the Bus at our stops at schools across the country. I am sure that the young people will be further inspired to play music and write songs using the finely crafted guitars. We had the privilege of meeting them at the recent NAMM Winter Conference and were thrilled to quickly realize that we shared the same vision,” said Brian Rothschild.
“To be onboard as the exclusive guitar sponsor of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and to be working with such a fantastic organization who share the same ideals and philosophies as we do, means a great deal to us. We strongly believe in music education and have always been active in encouraging young people to both play and create music. Being a part of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a perfect avenue for us to reach those young musicians in a new and exciting way,” says Robert Godin, President & founder of Godin Guitars.
The guitars that will be featured on the Bus include select Godin electric and semi- acoustic models, along with guitars featuring 13-pin technology. Godin Guitars’ Seagull line of acoustic guitars will also be featured on the Bus. As the official exclu- sive guitar sponsor of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Godin is providing each of the 24 Grand Prize winners with their very own Godin guitar. Godin will also provide prizes for radio and Internet promotions in conjunction with Warped Tour and other tours that the Bus accompanies, as well as for the Bus’ national High School Battle of the Bands, and the Lennon Bus and Godin will create joint promotions with retailers in many of the markets visited.
About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus:
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus travels to an average of 60 markets in the United States and Canada year-round offering free tours and workshops in the state-of-the-art professional studio environments. In addition, the Bus continues to be present at various trade shows, music festivals and schools nationwide. Celebrating its tenth year, the Bus will also make stops at selected Apple Stores and music retail stores across the country. For a complete tour schedule, please visit www.jlsc.com.
About Godin Guitars:
With its early beginnings in 1972, the Godin Guitar family now includes 6 lines of guitars. These include the renowned Godin electric line, 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. 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.
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