Guitar Jam Daily
Home Daily News New Release Godin's Winter NAMM 2009 Preview
September 19, 2020
Godin's Winter NAMM 2009 Preview PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 December 2008 04:47
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.

Press Release
Source: Godin


Daily Video Lesson

Daily Video Lesson
  • 02:41 - 01.10.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    A five week long, cross-country tour featuring some of the best known and most respected figures in rock and blues has been set to celebrate the legacy and music of Jimi Hendrix. Presented by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., the Hendrix family-owned company founded by James A. “Al” Hendrix, Jimi’s father, entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi Hendrix together with musical instrument giant Gibson Guitar, this year’s Experience Hendrix Tour represents a dramatic expansion beyond last year’s seven sold out performances.

    Featured artists who will be performing music written by and associated with Jimi Hendrix include blues giant Buddy Guy, contemporary guitar greats Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Johnson, Cesar Rojas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos as well as Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford.
  • 01:53 - 26.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and Italian distributor M.Casale Bauer proudly announce the grand opening of the Fender Custom Shop Showcase Italy. It is the third such international exclusive Fender guitar destination, joining the elite Fender Custom Shop Lounge (Düsseldorf, Germany) and Fender Showcase Tokyo (Japan).

    The Fender Custom Shop Showcase Italy is in Bologna, Italy, and is housed in a building by California-born Italian designer Gretchen Alexander. The showroom is located near the offices of M. Casale Bauer, Fender’s Italian distributor since 1962, and was created to provide Fender dealers, their special guests and artists with a comfortable place to find, try and buy some of the most beautiful guitars in today’s market. The showcase features an impressive array of high-end guitars crafted by the master builders of the Fender Custom Shop and provides artists and dealers (and their VIP clients) with access to some of the most unique high-end Fender instruments ever made available in one place. The showroom houses an unparalleled selection of Fender Custom Shop instruments, as well as Bauer’s personal collection, one of the largest and most valuable in the world.
  • 03:41 - 23.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Los Angeles, CA – World-renowned Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will  release Center Stage, a live concert DVD on October 14th via Favored Nations Acoustic.  
    The full-length concert DVD follows the recent release of the Center Stage  double CD, both having been recorded live for the PBS television series “Sierra Center Stage.” Filmed in eye-catching high definition, every element of modern technology was used in production, creating a stunning package, both aurally
    and visually. 
  • 00:09 - 19.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Montreal, Canada- September 16th, 2008: Renowned guitarist Daryl Stuermer will be giving Godin Performance Clinics in and around Quebec and Eastern Ontario from September 29th to October 3rd 2008.

    Having performed in studio and toured the world with both Phil Collins and supergroup Genesis for years, Daryl is a player who is on top of his game and has the chops to prove it. Performing as the Daryl Stuermer Duo, he will be accompanied by keyboardist Konstantin Efimov during the clinics and will also be giving attendees his perspective on playing live, recording, technique, and his gear, by fielding a Q&A session after each performance.
  • 09:29 - 03.06.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 2, 2008) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Groove Tubes LLC. Among other assets, FMIC purchased the Groove Tubes brand. Groove Tubes company founder Aspen Pittman will continue in a consulting role.