Godin guitars are assembled in the Richmond, Quebec and Berlin, New Hampshire factories. The necks and bodies are all made in our original location in La Patrie, Quebec.
Godin is also known for other guitar brands which include the new electric line known as Richmond Guitars, as well as our acoustic brands which include: Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, LaPatrie and Art & Lutherie.
From designing a Nylon string guitar that can be played at stage volumes and feel comfortable to a primarily steel string player (Multiacs) to the creation of the multiple-voice instruments in our Signature Series, exploring new design possibilities is an integral part of what we do. The Godin commitment to new guitar concepts is typified in the Glissentar which is so much of a variation on the standard guitar that it isn’t even a guitar anymore and qualifies as a whole new instrument.
What makes a great sounding solid body guitar? First and foremost, a solid body electric guitar must have a great acoustic sound. Solid body instruments may not produce much in the way of volume of sound. But make no mistake, wood weight and density, type (and quality) of the neck/body attachment, type of bridge and nut material all have an impact on the final sound. If this intrigues you, then the next time you find yourself in a quiet room with some electric guitars, try strumming them—unplugged—while resting your ear against the body of the guitar. This is the sound that the pickups will ultimately amplify. This isn’t to suggest that pickups don’t impact the sound in any way. Different pickups will definitely color the sound, but there is no question that a set of high quality pickups will not rescue a poor or unresponsive instrument.