Robert Godin was always going to be in the guitar business. He began playing at 7, and by the age of 15 was offering lessons and repairs out of his aunt’s music shop. It only made sense that he eventually formed Godin Guitars and made it official. Originally a supplier of generic replacement necks and bodies, the quality of the work produced by Godin and his team was readily apparent, and soon they were building finished parts for major guitar companies. Of course, the only logical next step was to begin building guitars of their own. With the belief that guitars naturally lend themselves to exciting variations in design, Godin set out to innovate and push the instrument forward. Over 20 years later, their semi-hollow and hollow body guitars are some of the most revered on the market. Godin guitars are played by some seriously heavy hitters in the music world. Legends and up-and-comers alike appreciate their incredibly designs and versatility. Ritchie Blackmore, Win Butler of the Arcade Fire, Billy Corgan, Tony Fredianelli, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Darryl Hall, Jeff Lynne, Roger Waters, and Brian May are just a few of the artists who are proud to play a Godin. Now it’s time for you to join the club.
If you’re looking for a great entry point into the world of Godin, you’d be hard pressed to find a better option than the 5th Avenue Kingpin Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickup. This archtop combines a classic look with modern electronics that give it some presence, clarity, and attitude. Made from Canadian wild cherry, this guitar’s beauty is only rivaled by its sound.
Of course, if you’re looking for a guitar that will truly captivate when you hit the stage, check out the 5th Avenue Jazz Guitar. Made specifically with jazz in mind, this guitar features floating Godin Mini-humbuckers in the neck and a contoured body that makes it a joy to play. Stunning to look at, and wonderful to play, you could never go wrong with a guitar like this.
Godin Guitars are made with the artist in mind. Brilliantly designed to get the most out of your sound, these outstanding semi-hollow and hollowbody guitars will change the way you think about your instrument. If it’s time to reimagine your tone, it’s time to plug into a Godin.