[NAMM] New Godin Guitars for 2012
Montreal-based Godin Guitars will introduce a number of guitars at this year’s Winter NAMM show.
Godin Session Custom and Session Plus
Two new upscale additions to the Godin Session series will be making their official world premiere at Winter NAMM. North American made and packed with features, the new Godin Session Custom and Godin Session Plus both feature Canadian basswood bodies, rock maple necks with maple or rosewood fingerboard options, 25 ½” scale, the Godin Revoicer and the new Godin Tru-Loc Tremolo system which allows players to regulate their own trem arm placement into a personal Custom Comfort Zone. The Session Custom features a Godin Humbucker in the neck and the new Godin Custom Cajun single-coil pickup in the bridge. All of which are housed in a classic single cutaway body design and controlled via a 5-way switch, one volume and one tone knob. The Session Plus features a Godin humbucker in the bridge and two Godin GS-2 single-coil pickups with extra large pole pieces in the neck and middle positions. Electronics are controlled via 5-way switch, 1 volume and 1 tone knob along with a mini toggle switch to split the humbucker.
Godin Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance
A new addition to the Multiac family is the new Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance. This model features a chambered mahogany body with a solid spruce 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. As with all Multiac series guitars, the Steel Duet Ambiance is made to be played in live and loud settings with virtually no feedback, according to Godin.
Godin Core Series
Made in Canada, the new Core series is comprised of three models. All feature chambered mahogany bodies with maple tops, mahogany set necks, 24 ¾” scale, rosewood fingerboards, wraparound Resomax bridges by Graphtech. Models include: the Godin Core HB with a pair of hot Godin Nitro Humbuckers, the Godin Core P90 with two Seymour Duncan P90 pickups and the Godin Core EMG, loaded with EMG 85 & 81 active humbuckers.
Richmond Empire Mahogany P90
Richmond is the newest brand in the Godin Guitar family. A variation on the hot Richmond Empire Mahogany is this year powered by Godin Kingpin P90 soapbar pickups. The Richmond Empire Mahogany P90 features a single cutaway solid mahogany body design and includes a high-gloss finish, a 24 ¾” scale, mahogany ergocut neck with a worn in feel, rosewood fingerboard, high-ratio tuners and a chrome wraparound bridge. A 3-way toggle switch, 1 volume & 1 tone knob are designed to help control the tones.
Seagull and Simon & Patrick: Natural Elements Acoustic Collection
The limited edition Seagull and Simon & Patrick Natural Elements Acoustic Collection of acoustic guitars features pieces of figured Cherry wood, Heart of Wild Cherry and a figured Maple, which Mother Nature inlaid with Figured Amber-Trails. Each model is accentuated by wood binding, flame maple veneer headstocks and the satin sheen of a custom polished finish. A Natural Elements burn stamp in the top will identify each guitar.
For more information: Godin