Join Robert Godin, owner and founder of the Godin Guitar Company, for an enlightening and practial master class about how guitars are crafted to achieve great acoustic sound and playability. Learn the importance and impact of using different woods to achieve different sounds and tones, along with the reasoning behind different scales, neck, and headstock designs. He will also showcase some of the innovative, nontraditional guitars in the Godin guitar lineup, which includes Godin, Seagull, Art & Lutherie, Simon & Patrick, and Norman guitars, among others. You will never look at guitars the same way again.
Godin built his first guitars in a small shop in Montréal, Québec, Canada over forty years ago. The success of that shop eventually afforded him the opportunity to open a dedicated guitar-building facility in the village of La Patrie, Québec. Motivated by a desire to bring a reasonably priced acoustic guitar to the market—emphasizing great sound and feel rather than just shiny looks—he designed the Seagull S6. Its popularity has grown steadily ever since, and Seagull has become one of the premier acoustic guitar brands in the world.
Over the years, Godin became well known for his custom-made electric guitars as well as the necks and bodies that he was making in La Patrie under subcontract for many of America’s best guitar companies. In the late '80s, full of ideas for new guitar designs, he began crafting instruments under his own name. Godin guitars have developed a superb reputation for quality of materials and craftsmanship, but perhaps even more compelling is Godin's continuing commitment to exploring new concepts in guitar design and technology. His knowledge and passion for the craft are infectious.