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Richmond Guitars Canada Unveiled

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Canadian based Godin Guitars introduces a New Brand of Electric Guitars to their Renowned Line up

Montreal, Canada, March 25, 2008 — Sometimes a guitar comes along that is so cool in every sense of the word, that the mere sight of it fires up your anticipation and yearning desire to grab hold of it and just Rock Out!!

That time is now…Introducing Richmond Guitars Canada.

Unveiled by parent company Godin Guitars at the recent Musikmesse 2008 in Frankfurt, the Richmond line consists of its first two models: the Belmont and the Dorchester. Made in Richmond Quebec Canada by a dedicated team of guitar craftsmen, the Richmond Belmont and Dorchester models exemplify serious tone for players looking for a vintage vibe backed by meticulous craftsmanship, innovation and modern playability. These “Titans of Tone” conjure up seminal classic rock images from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s, while giving players all the sonic bliss they could ask for.

The sizzling Belmont with its 24 ¾” scale and solid mahogany body features two single coil Lipstick pickups along with the vintage bite of a Seymour Duncan ’59 humbucker in the bridge, a mahogany neck with rosewood Ergocut fingerboard, 5-way switch as well as separate volume and tone controls. The full bodied, 25 ½” scale Dorchester model features two Lace Alumitone humbuckers, housed in a chambered silver leaf maple body with poplar wings and a rock maple neck with rosewood or maple Ergocut fingerboard. The controls consist of separate volume and tone knobs along with a 4-way switch with a “beefy” 1st position with the neck/bridge in-series, producing more output and a fatter tone. Both models feature a chrome roller bridge with a fixed tailpiece, chrome Kluson tuning machines, Nordic white pickguard and truss rod cover with matching binding on the back.

The Richmond brand brings a new dimension to Godin’s renowned line-up. Robert Godin joined together with his top electric guitar designer and worked tirelessly to create these astoundingly beautiful instruments that truly speak for themselves.

Richmond…Where Tone Lives!

Richmond Belmont Specs


  • Neck - Mahogany
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Radius - 12” (300 mm)
  • Nut Width - 1 11/16” (43 mm)
  • Scale - 24 ¾” (629 mm)
  • Body - Solid Mahogany
  • Pickups - 2 x single coil Lipstick pickups &amp 1 x Seymour Duncan ’59 humbucker in bridge
  • Bridge - Chrome Roller bridge with fixed tailpiece
  • Tuning Machines - Chrome Kluson tuning machines
  • Controls - 5-way switch, 1x Volume, 1x Tone
  • Colors - Black Wash HG or Burgundy HG
  • Case - Richmond hardshell case included



Richmond Dorchester Specs


  • Neck - Rock Maple
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood or Maple
  • Radius - 12” (300 mm)
  • Nut Width - 1 11/16” (43 mm)
  • Scale - 25 ½” (647.5 mm)
  • Body - Chambered silver leaf maple body with poplar wings
  • Pickups - 2 x Lace Alumitone humbuckers
  • Bridge - Chrome Roller bridge with fixed tailpiece
  • Tuning Machines - Chrome Kluson tuning machines
  • Controls - 4-way switch, 1x Volume, 1x Tone
  • Colors - Black HG or Cherry Burst HG
  • Case - Richmond hardshell case included

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