Montreal, Canada- December 22nd, 2008 — Montreal based Godin Guitars brings news from the North to Winter NAMM every January, and this year is no exception. With another huge unveiling of exciting new models, Godin will certainly have plenty on hand for visitors to feast their eyes and ears on in room 211A.
Godin Redline Series:
For the first time since their introduction 2 years ago at Winter NAMM with the award winning Redline 1, Godin will now officially unveil further models to be included in a new Redline series. Along with the Redline 1, this metal-minded series will be comprised of 3 other shred-machines including the Redline 2, 3 and HB. The Redline 2 features a super fast 24-fret rock maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, silver leaf maple body and 2 active EMG humbuckers (neck: EMG-85 / bridge: EMG-81). The Redline 3 is also loaded with active EMG humbuckers and is available with a maple or rosewood 22-fret fingerboard and a Floyd Rose tremolo bridge. The Redline HB features a rock maple neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard and Godin design GHN-1 and GHB-1 humbuckers. An array of head turning colors and Flame tops are also available for these models.
Multiac ACS Natural Flame Limited Edition & Multiac Grand Concert Duet Ambiance:
The renowned Multiac Series receives a few new faces this Winter NAMM. The first is the Limited Edition Multiac ACS Natural Flame. This stunning version of the popular ACS nylon string electro/acoustic guitar features a highly figured natural flame leaftop over a silver leaf maple body, ebony fingerboard, custom onboard preamp, ¼” output and 13-pin capabilities for computers and synth access. Another new Multiac additon is the Grand Concert Duet Ambiance nylon string, which features a chambered mahogany body with a solid cedar 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. Both models offer incredible nylon string sound and are designed to be played in live and loud settings with virtually no feedback.
Seagull Maritime Solid Wood Series & New Performer Series:
Seagull acoustic guitars will be adding two new series to its line-up. The Maritime Solid Wood Series (SWS) features the dreadnought Maritime SWS Semi-Gloss & SWS High-Gloss, as well as SWS Folk HG and SWS Mini-Jumbo HG. All solid wood construction is used in all four models including solid mahogany back & sides and select pressure tested solid spruce tops, all with a custom polished finish. The new Performer Series receives a make over for this year with the addition of Flame Maple back & sides to its cutaway dreadnought, cw folk and cw Mini-Jumbo models. The Performer Series also includes select pressure tested solid spruce tops, flame maple veneer headstocks, a custom polished high-gloss finish, Quantum 1 electronics and embroidered gig bag.
Richmond Belmont & Dorchester:
The new Richmond guitars received “Best in Show” honors during Summer NAMM 08, where the brand was introduced to North America. The Richmond Belmont features a solid mahogany body with Seymour Duncan pickups including 2 lipstick single-coils and a classic 59’ humbucker in the bridge. The Dorchester features a chambered silver leaf maple body with poplar wings and two Lace Alumitone pickups with a 4-way switch which, in the first position, allows for the pickups to be selected in series. Both models exemplify serious tone for players looking for a vintage vibe backed by meticulous craftsmanship, innovation and modern playability.
5th Avenue Kingpin P90:
The new Godin Kingpin P90 single-coil pickup delivers classic, vintage tone with presence, clarity and a little attitude thrown in for good measure! Made from Canadian Wild Cherry, the body of the 5th Avenue features a molded arched top and back, as well as an adjustable bridge, classic f-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock, floating pickguard and cream binding.
Godin & N-Tune:
The innovative N-Tune Onboard Chromatic Tuner, will be offered as standard add-on options on the majority of Godin’s Performance Series guitars, including the SD, Exit 22, Freeway Classic, Redline HB, LG HB, and LG P90 starting in the new year.
Visit Godin Guitars at Winter NAMM in room 211A.