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"My favorite Godin is the Summit CT. A good guitar only sounds great because it feels great. This one does just that!" says guitarist Lee Caruso Jr. of the band Big Atlantic.

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Big Atlantic, an emerging up and coming progressive/alternative/modern rock act is leaving no stone unturned on route to the top. Backed by fans, they have established themselves without the backing of a label. In rewards to the hard work of their community, their latest album is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD at:
http://noisetrade.com/bigatlantic/motive

Currently, Big Atlantic is dedicating their time recording their NEW RELEASE coming in Fall of 2014. It will be available for FREE download through their website:
http://www.bigatlantic.com/

 

 

 

 

James Scholfield is a Berlin based guitar player who tours regularly with singer Curtis Stigers. He has recorded as a leader with legendary jazz drummer Billy Hart and has performed and recorded as a sideman with a variety of artists. He has performed all over the world including opening for Paul Simon and Eric Clapton.

James' Godin of choice...The Montreal Premiere!

More info at: www.jamesscholfield.com

Godin endorsee Jimmy B has added a Session Custom to his arsenal along with his Godin LGX-T and A8 Mandolin. The Rickie Lee Tanner Band (with Jimmy on guitar, mandolin and backing vocals) have played over 150 shows so far this year and planning on playing over 200 shows in 2014.  Rickie Lee Tanner's new CD "This Here" (Fravik Records) is now available, featuring Troy Luckketta of Tesla on drums.

www.reverbnation.com/jimmybonguitar

www.rickieleetanner.com

 

 

 

 

 

Guitarist Saúl Delgado (also known by his nickname "El Guitarro") has worked as a producer/composer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist with several projects dabbling in multiple genres and styles (Rock, Pop, Electronica, Reggae, Jazz, Hip Hop, among others) which have taken him to many renowned events, important stages, newspapers, websites and TV shows around the world.

From San Juan, Puerto Rico, Delgado was inspired at an early age. His love for the fine arts was felt with a knack for painting, drawing, writing poetry and playing the guitar. Self taught, his first performances in front of an audience took place at age 14, triggering a musical journey that has not stopped since.

Saul plays a Godin LGX-SA, Multiac Grand Concert Nylon SA and a Montreal.

www.elguitarro.com

 

Gabe Treiyer is an Argentinian musician who played, toured and recorded with such artists like Jimi Jamison, Gene Loves Jezebel and currently is the band director and guitar player for Bobby Kimball (Original Lead Singer from TOTO).

Gabe's main guitar on this tour is his Godin Progression Boutique USB.

www.gabetreiyer.wix.com

 

Takis Barberis is a Greek, Athens based guitarist, composer and educator. His music is jazz with a lot of elements from Indian, Funk, Rock, Balkan and Greek music. He has rich personal discography in which has participated almost all of the greatest greek jazz players and worldwide known musicians like Trilok Gurtu, Debashish Bhattacharya, Shankar Lal, Petroloukas Chalkia.

He has been using Godin guitars since 1997 for recording, live preformances and as a session guitarist with Eleytheria Arvanitaki, D.Savvopoulos, Alkinoos Ioannidis.

His favorite Godin models are Multiac Nylon SA, LGX-SA, 5th Aveneu CW Kingpin II and the Montreal Premiere.

www.myspace.com/takisbarberis

 

 

 

Felton Offard is a guitarist/composer/producer and educator. He is a versatile artist who has worked with diverse acts from pop star Barry Manilow to jazz legend Clark Terry. He was a touring and house guitarist for several Broadway shows including Oprah Winfrey’s Presents: The Color Purple, Jersey Boys, Standing In The Shadows of Motown Live with Peabo Bryson, and Leela James, The Addams Family, Crowns and numerous others.

Offard has written for TV and radio for HBO, Food Network, Centric and numerous others.  TV appearances include NBC’s The Playboy Club and Three Mo’ Divas. His new album "INVINCIBLE" is coming in May 2013, a follow up to his critically acclaimed Gospel Jazz album RISE.

Mr. Offard teaches guitar, jazz and popular music and music business at Chicago State University.

For more on Felton, check out: feltonoffard.bandcamp.com

Montreal based guitarist & multi-intrumentalist, Jeff Smallwood has shared the stage with some of the biggest artists in the music business, including Celine Dion, James Taylor, Roch Voisine, Dennis DeYoung, Bryan Adams, Robbie Robbertson and on & on...For him to have access to different sounding instruments in various settings is very important. The Godin Inuk Ambiance Steel 11-string is certainly an instrument that fits his needs: "as a multi-instrumentalist I'm always looking for new sounds...the INUK isn't just new...it's unique...it's INUK!"

Guitarist David Dafre from the Brazilian indie folk Rock band Vanguart on tour with his Godin Montreal Premiere. This year sees them opening for UK alternative Rock band Keane on their South American tour.

www.vanguart.com.br

Guitarist David Levita has played with some of the biggest artists in the industry including Alanis Morissette, Rod Stewart, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw to name a few, and one guitar that shares the stage with him is his Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambiance. "The Multiac embodies a great combination of electric and acoustic guitars; it has the feel of a classical nylon string, with the sonic versatility of an electric guitar... feedback is never a problem and she has plenty of warmth and feel for a solidbody guitar...a fantastic gigging guitar!"

Renowned singer/songwriter France D'Amour has been a force on the Quebec music scene for many years. She recently got her hands on the new Godin Montreal Premiere thinline semi-hollow body electric to play live in support of her latest album called "Bubble-Bath & Champagne" (Tandem.mu) - her first English album.
(photo credit: Mylene Belzile)

www.francedamour.ca

Guitarist Derrick Zajac has been a Godin endorsee since 2002, performing guitar duties for Thirty Ought Six. Now with his new project; SPYGLASS EMPIRE, he has expanded his collection of Godin guitars, including the new Godin Core P90. With the completion of their new self titled record. The band is rehearsing for upcoming showcases and a regional tour. The new sound is very radio rock friendly full of hooks and stellar guitar tones. "I have always loved the tone, flexibility and quality of my Godin guitars. Not to mention, how well i have been treated by all the guys at Godin. I can't imagine playing any other guitars and or supporting a better company".

www.spyglassempire.com

 

 

Bassist Carlos Soria, from the legendary and influential Montreal Punk Rock band THE NILS , live on stage with his Godin Shifter Classic 4 bass. The band is currently in studio working on a new album for 2013 release!
(photo credit: Martin Charbonneau)

www.reverbnation.com/THENILS

Godin endorsee and multi-instrumentalist Koby Hayon is a world renowned composer and performer. Originally from Israel, Koby, now based in New York, plays Guitar, Bass and Oud as a band member of the internationally acclaimed Trio Shalva. The trio (most recently performed in Brazil and opened for Pat Metheney in Belleayre Festival, NY), will be releasing their second album in late 2013. Koby also leads his own jazz trio, whose first release Gemini received much critical acclaim. Koby’s most recent project, is a globally influenced group with musicians from around the world (Lebanon, US, Pakistan, Israel) which brings in each musicians unique voice on their instrument and their various heritages to create a new global musical vocabulary. This group will also release an album in 2013.

Guitarist Dominic Cifarelli has been busy in studio working on his musical project called The Chronicles of Israfel. With him in studio, along with a Godin A8 mandolin, is his Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT.
(photo credit: Bruno O'Hara Photography)


For info and updates on The Chronicles of Israfel visit: youtube.com/israfelworld

 

 

 

Mike Gowin is a rockabilly guitar player/singer from Poland. His guitars of choice are the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90 and Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II. "I dig the tone from the 50's and the P90 equipped Godin delivers that vintage flavour. Plus, it's a beautiful looking guitar. It's great, no matter if I'm rocking along with my Million In Cash Band or during solo gigs, when I play more of the Travis picking style songs."

www.reverbnation.com/mikegowin

 

Guitarist and composer Matthias Muller, originally from germany, is the founder of the world-wide acknowledged indo-jazz formation Ahimsa. His extensive engagement with indian music made him perform with some of greatest indian classical musicians like Grammy award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, L.Subramaniam or Bickram Gosh. Matthias has been playing Godin guitars for almost 20 years now, including his Godin Passion RG-2.

www.ahimsamusic.com

Born in Greece, Jazz guitarist and Godin endorsee Theo Kapilidis talents have placed him among Greece's most outstanding musical personalities. Since 1991, Theo is back in Switzerland, where he is currently an instructor at the "Zurich University of the Arts" and the department of Jazz at the "Zurich Conservatory". He has participated in various musical projects, including: 676nuevotango, Diet Band, Johnny Vidacovich (John Scofield), Mark Soskin (Sonny Rollins), Keith Copland to name a few. His great commitment to music shows clearly, both in his expression of sincerity and in his innovative spirit.

www.theo-kapilidis.com

Godin endorsee Yalil Guerra is an award-winning Cuban guitarist and composer based out of Los Angeles, California, where he is busy as a renowned record producer all the while promoting the music of his native country.

Yalil was also a Winner at the XIII Latin Grammy Awards in the "Best Classical Contemporary Composition" category for his piano work for "Seducción".

www.yalilguerra.com

"A longtime strictly acoustic artist, New York based songwriter Mal Blum is now thrilled to also be writing on and playing a Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II at shows and proudly endorsing Godin's ethically made and great sounding archtop 5th Avenue series!"

(photo credit: Jamie Philp)

www.malblum.com

Since 2003, Greek studio guitarist, producer and arranger, Christoforos Krokidis has been touring and playing all over the world with the likes of Giorgio Dalaras. Marinella, Adonis Remos, Dimitri Basis, Gianni Parios, Kostas Makedonas and Gianni Ploutarxos to name a few. While on the road Christoforos uses his Godin Multiac Nylon SA and LGX-SA

Christoforos is currently in the Studio recording his highly anticipated Instrumental CD which will be a fusion of Ethnic Music and Hard Rock. The Album will feature his Godin guitars, including the Godin MultiOud nylon.

 

 

Karim Kadiri is the co-founder, composer and oudist for the Oriental & World Jazz band M’Oud Swing. Based out of Philadelphia and Casablanca Karim has seen his horizons stretched with the advent of the Godin MultiOud. A lover of avant-garde jazz as well as traditional Arabic music, Karim has found great joys in naturally mixing his two main influences on his Godin MultiOud without having to deal with the drawbacks of feedback or weak volume while playing with much louder jazz instruments.

www.moudswing.com

 

 

Long time Godin player and jazz guitar virtuoso Lionel Loueke is set to release his latest album called "Heritage" on Blue Note Records, August 28, 2012. It features Lionel's world class playing and some of his favorite Godin models, including his Godin Multiac Grand Concert Duet Ambiance, Multiac Spectrum Steel SA and his 5th Avenue Jazz.

www.lionelloueke.com

Godin Progression Boutique USB in the hands of guitarist Tyrone Buccione, from Rock n’ Roll quartet out of Toronto, ON...TimeGiant. Featuring soaring vocals, thunderous bass, stampeding drums, and piercing guitar harmonies making up a sound stemming from the 70s with a modern outlook. Music industry professionals and fans alike are raving about TimeGiant: “With a self-titled EP and a full-length dubbed Grow already available, TimeGiant is joining the ranks of younger bands like The Sheep Dogs and more locally, Monster Truck, looking to music four-decades their senior for inspiration.” -Ric Taylor (View Magazine – Hamilton, Ontario)

www.timegiantband.com

 

 

Godin endorsee Francesco Lo Castro and Bruno D'Ambra release "Songs for Duke" featuring Francesco's playing his Godin Multiac Nylon Duet.
"For a duo, Bruno and Francesco produce a big warm sound on this delightful set of original compositions inspired by Duke Ellington. Highly recommended!" Jim Mullen.
The album Songs for Duke comes from a musical collaboration that started over two years ago at the Archduke jazz Club in London’s South Bank between pianist Bruno d’Ambra and guitarist Francesco Lo Castro. The pair wanted to pay homage to the harmonic style and melodic clarity of Duke Ellington’s jazz pieces as well as to the art of jazz improvisation, which features here in a tasteful, sophisticated way.Given the wealth of recordings that present arrangements of Duke’s music, the pair wanted to get further into the bones of his compositional style and so decided to write pieces with the flavor of Duke’s sophisticated harmonic structures and beautiful melodic lines. The result is this elegant collection of tunes.

www.flocastro.com

 

Joel Whitley is a Multi-instrumentalist , songwriter, performer and producer. Joel has performed and/or recorded  with: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Dr. Dre, Lauren Hill, Everlast, House Of Pain, Flo Rida, Darious Rucker, Chris Martin, The Temptations, James Ingram, Natlie Cole, Musiq Soulchild, Thunder cat and a host of others.

https://twitter.com/Silktone

Adam Ross is an L.A. based guitarist, producer and songwriter who has also established a career as a touring guitarist for the likes of Grammy winning artist Rihanna, as well as Tricky, The Pogues, Bleu, Stefy among others. Adam also fronts the band Yours Til Death. Adam includes a Godin LGX-SA and Multiac Nylon SA in his guitar arsenal.

www.adamrossmusic.com



Michael atonal Vick aka VVV is a multi-instrumentalist whose main focus is performing and composing music on fretless guitars, basses, the Godin A11 Glissentar & iPads. Michael is also a promoter, and in 2005 he founded the NYC Fretless Guitar Festival as a way to promote this often overlooked instrument. Vick has performed at the American Festival of Microtonal Music, the Spoleto Festival USA & the National Slide Guitar Festival, and he is endorsed by Godin Guitars, Unfretted Records & FreeNote Music. Vick currently records & performs with VVVEAD, and he also teaches about tuning systems at Furman University in South Carolina.

www.TheMichaelVickTrip.com

Noah Adams and The Dirty Bourbon River Show is currently touring the United States in support of their most recent studio album, Volume Three. "As a full-time professional bandleader and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for sweaty, fast, high-energy shows, I demand a lot from a guitar. My current live performance set-up is a black Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin with Thomastik JS 111 flatwound strings. Plain & simple, it does its job, and it does it right. Whether it's rhythm or lead playing, light fingerstyle or heavy strumming, my set-up never fails me. It is everything I need."

 

Gerry Hoeller plays his Godin  5th Avenue Jazz on a nightly basis. As Gerry says, "I love this guitar. It really brings out my individual tone whether I'm playing Jazz or Blues". He now tours internationally with his wife in their duo project 'Sweet Surrender'. They are currently in production of their first album.

April Wine`s founder and leader Myles Goodwyn announced that he will be the opening act this year for the legendary band he started in Nova Scotia back in 1969.

"I’m looking forward to a more intimate connection with the audience than I personally get in a full blown April Wine concert. I`ll get to play some songs that were inspirational to me growing up and I`ll also play some more obscure April Wine songs."

Myles intends to give fans a wee taste of his long awaited blues CD, as well. He added that the choice of songs he’ll play on any given night will be dictated by how he feels, the type of venue and audience. And yes....... he’ll take requests.

Goodwyn stressed that his opening set will not affect the main event, which is an April Wine rock concert. "The evening is first and foremost an April Wine show and that won’t change. That’s still my main priority at this time.”

Myles Goodwyn and his band April Wine were inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

Tour begins April 1st, 2012

www.aprilwine.ca


Godin Multiac player Ron Jackson is a New York City jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, recording artist, and instructor. Ron has 2 new CD’s on his Roni Music Label. Jazz guitar trio, “Burning Gums”, “it’s clear that there isn’t much these three can’t do.  This self-titled release could have been twice as long, and never gotten old.” Nick DeRiso Rating:  5 stars (out of 5) “Flubby Dubby” Produced by late Guitar great and mentor Melvin Sparks. “this album Jackson affirms his reputation among fellow musicians as a top-tier guitarist in modern jazz.” Ed Blanco, All About Jazz CD Review.

www.ronjacksonmusic.com


Roger Waters has been performing with his Godin Multiac Spectrum SA steel string model and playing it nightly while on tour for his incredible Roger Waters The Wall Live Tour. As Roger says "I love this guitar. I use it live on Hey You."

www.roger-waters.com


Theodis Ealey “The Bluesman” brings the Juke Joint Flavor! IFGAM Records recording artist,  Blues Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, and consummate entertainer, are just a few of the titles to describe the phenomenon of this Mississippi native, Theodis Ealey.

Theodis is currently on tour with “The Blues Is Alright” national concert tour playing around the USA. He is also a current member of the Tommy Castro Legendary Blues band.
Theodis made a grand splash on the 2012 January’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise again this year. Theodis Ealey generated industry recognition for his innovative style and authentic Mississippi flavor, and is the proud recipient of many awards bestowed upon him by the industry and his peers.
www.roger-waters.com


Guitarist Michael Cavallo of the Toronto based band Manic Drive has been rocking his Godin LGX-SA and Icon Type 2 live and in studio. The guys have just wrapped up a fall tour with International Christian artist the NEWSBOYS across Canada and the United States. Their new single "Halo" from the album "EPIC" is receiving excellent radio response.

www.manicdrive.com

Doron Zor is a Toronto based producer and session guitarist with over 400 sessions under his belt. Doron owns a production house studio www.bigbangstudio.ca where he develops and produces artists of all genres of music. In addition to his recording studio Doron owns a music school and he is the founder of "Making Music the guitar series"  his books are sold worldwide. Currently Doron is writing and co-writing music with artists nation wide, playing on productions for American idol producers, Canadian idol singer, Juno award producers and with many different musicians. Visit www.doronzor.com for more about Doron.


Godin Multiac Nylon endorsees Roger Harmon and Jonathan Barlow have released their debut album “Massif Trio plays Schumann, Schubert and Strauss.” The CD is distributed internationally by Naxos and is available worldwide through your favorite digital and retail outlets. ALL MUSIC GUIDE reviewed it as “a masterful performance filled with keen musical insight, evocative text painting, and enticing sound quality (4.5 out of 5 stars).” The album features Jonathan Barlow’s arrangements of 19th Century German art songs for 2 guitars and tenor. "Our Godins have allowed us to explore the music we perform in ways we didn't think were possible. Their tone and playability are unequalled anywhere in the industry."

jonathandavidbarlow.com
rogerlouis.com 

Jay Malinowski, guitarist and front man of Juno Award winning trio Bedouin Soundclash has recently been performing with his new Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II while on tour. Jay is also a long time Godin Acousticaster player, both live and in studio.

www.bedouinsoundclash.com

Guitarist Nathan Afilalo from the power heavy meal outfit Dissension was quickly drawn to his Godin Redline Nemesis. "The Nemesis has a @^%*ing great name, and an even better sound. The Gods themselves would strum it", says Nathan of his active EMG equiped Nemesis. The band combine power metal with thrash and death metal elements, and push the genre even farther, replacing the traditionally clean vocals with raspy aggression and giving the guitars a heavier crunch.

dissensionmtl.bandcamp.com

Guitarist John Baker of Mars Hollow plays his Godin LGXT on a nightly basis. The progressive rock band's second album, "World In Front of Me" sold out just one week after release and was produced by Billy Sherwood, former member of Yes. Be sure to catch them on tour near you.

www.marshollow.com

Zach Deputy's new album, "Another Day" (Eusonia Records), reflects more of his singer-songwriter side. Best described as an R&B / soul record, the album was recorded with some of New York's first call, top studio and tour side men. Zach continues to tour aggressively coast-to-coast in North America, employing his Godin Multiac Nylon SA in his "Island Infused, Drum 'n' Bass, Gospel Ninja Soul" one-man show. By the end of 2011, Zach will have performed 218 shows, including over 30 festivals. For more info please check out www.zachdeputy.com.

Jimmy B is the guitarist and mandolin player for country singer Rickie Lee Tanner. His current CD "Fast Lane"  features Jimmy on lead guitar, using his Godin LGXT,  and has also added the Godin A8 mandolin and uses it in the live shows with Rickie.

http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/jimmybonguitar

www.rickieleetanner.com

Godin Redline 3 player Artagoth from the Progressive Metal band Unexpect hits the stage every night with his wicked Redline 3 guitars! The band is bringing their intense sound to Czech Republic on the Brutal Assault Festival after the release of their new album "Fables of the Sleepless Empire."

www.myspace.com/unexpect

Guitarist Corey Rozzoni from the Nashville modern alternative rock band Adalene with his Godin Icon Type II Convertible. "The Icon is the first guitar I’ve picked up in years that made me say ‘I need one (or two) of these.’ I love this guitar.” Check out their release "Night On Fire" www.myspace.com/adaleneband

Hungarian Godin endorsee Béla Rák plays the Multiac Grand Concert SA and 5th Avenue Kingpin P90. He started to learn guitar at the age of 6 and won many national and international competitions, awards and scholarships. His repertoire consists as classical guitarist of the masterpieces of the guitar literature spanning from the Renaissance to the Contemporary. He also frequently perform as lead guitarist and vocalist with his band the Rak Bela Combo, a jazz ensemble. www.rakbela.hu


The firey fretwork of guitarist Corey Diabo is the back bone of Montreal based hard rock outfit Jonas & the Massive Attraction's studio albums and live shows. Corey continues to rip up the stage with his Godin Icon Type 2 Convertible: "My Godin Icon Convertible is an inspiring Tone Machine! Awesome Sustain & Resonance. The Seymour Duncan P-Rail pickups are an amazing match, allowing a pallet of single, P90 and full on humbucker…Chime to Sublime! The Icon does it all…and then some!" Catch Corey with JMA on tour across the nation and check out the bands latest album "BIG SLICE" out now! www.jonasandthemassiveattraction.com


Andrea Razzauti recently released his CD "Painting the Music" produced by 2x Grammy Award winner, Paul Brown, featuring, Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist, the legendary, Patti Austin. "Painting the Music" is an eclectic blend of Smooth Jazz, Classical and Brazilian music. "As a guitarist the Godin Multiac ACS-SA creatively inspires me to compose and move from one artistic genre to another with ease. The ACS-SA is a palette with endless possibilities."

Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, he’s earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows – whether performing solo or with his band Bafing. Diallo is a uniquely multi-talented artist. His dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African axemen.

Godin artist Steve Ouimette releases his debut CD, "EPIC", on Sumthing Else Music Works. CD/DVD & Digital release are out now.

www.sumthingdigital.com

Recently returning from a tour to the Philippines with his band Quartered, Jeff Wang currently plays the Godin Redline 2. He has played with many different guitars on stage and the Redline 2 has definitely been the best sounding guitar yet. "The set up is very solid. I play in a progressive metal band and this guitar comes across well with both high and low gain settings. The sound and tone is very heavy when I need it to be." Jeff and his and his Redline 2 will be embarking on a cross country Canadian tour from Vancouver British Columbia to Montreal Qubec and back, in promotion of Quartered`s new album, "Walks Like A Ghost" to be release in the summer of 2010. www.myspace.com/Quartered 

Godin artist and legendary Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens stops in at Steve's Music Store in Montreal for a "Meet & Greet" with a line up of excited fans. Steve was onstage rockin' his Godin guitars that same night with Billy Idol at Metropolis Theatre. Catch Steve and Billy on Tour in a city near you!

Godin Multiac Nylon artist Francesco Buzzurro started to play guitar at the age of 6. As a classical guitarist he won three national competitions and was awarded by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for the composition of the soundtrack of the docu-fiction “Io ricordo” produced by the Muccino brothers.
His passion for classical music is also strongly linked to a deep activity of research in the field of jazz, in fact the guitarist has developed on his own a particular way of improvising on the nylon-string guitar mixing the elements of bossa-nova, flamenco and latin music.
Thanks to his ability he had soon the opportunity to join three big Sicilian ensembles: the Sicilian Jazz Big Band, the Sicilian Jazz Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Orchestra in Palermo.
Within the orchestras the guitarist has played with some jazz giants such as Toots Thielemans, Arturo Sandoval, Diane Schurr, Bob Mintzer, Joe Bowie, Frank Foster, Bill Russo, Mickey Howard and many others. As a sideman he has also collaborated with Lucio Dalla, Renzo Arbore,Ornella Vanoni etc...
The guitarist has recently played at the Blue Note in Milano presenting his last cd for solo guitar entitled “L’Esploratore”.

Armed with a new record, entitled "RED", The Alaya Conscious featuring guitarist and Godin LGX-SA player Evan Dunn brings a fresh new sound to the instrumental genre. Recorded by Ben Soliem (Skinless, Wilco, The Lifeline, Macabre) at The Sterling Group Studios in New Lenox, IL, "RED" is the result of an experimental and organic writing and recording process, a concept new to the band. Released on June 9th, 2009, the new record exhibits a broad range of dynamics and timbres not often used in the instrumental genre to produce a sound of melodic, inspiring backdrops grounded in aggressive, carefully sculpted rhythms. www.myspace.com/thealayaconscious

Godin Guitars is proud to announce that they’ll be backing "The Gods of Now" on their upcoming album currently being recorded at Montreal’s Moonbabe Studio. Endorsee, songwriter/producer Schrecker will continue his mission to wrench and tear at aural time travel and sonic mind control. When asked about his Godin LGX-SA as a writing tool Schrecker said “With three outputs and endless combinations of the result, the Godin LGX-SA is the instrument equivalent to standing at the edge of the universe; there are no limits, only possibilities.”

Raised in a family where playing music was as natural as breathing, David Maldonado’s early influences encompassed a broad range of music, most notably Classical and Flamenco. By the age of eight, David was already an accomplished violinist, immersed in the Classic world of Bach and Mozart. When he was ten, David’s father gave him his first and only guitar lesson. That lesson awoke in him a passion that has never wavered. By the age of fourteen, David was performing classical guitar concerts at the University of Arizona. Two years later, he began to study under the world-renowned classical guitarists, Celin and Pepe Romero, and their father, the late Celedonio Romero, from whom David learned his incredible rasqueado technique. David Maldonado started using Godin Guitars for live shows in 2009.  "The Godin Grand Concert Duet Ambiance is the best guitar I've heard through an amplifier, producing a very rich Flamenco & Classical sound. It's unbelievable, and I can't wait to share its new sound across the world and on my new records."

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Godin endorsee Tor Talle is a Norwegian guitarplayer/songwriter best known for the Northern light project and working with Joe Lynn Turner (Deep purple, Rainbow), Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Rob Moratti (Saga), Steve Overland (Fm) and Tony Mills (Tnt, Shy) among others.Tor has also written music for National tv, commercials, webmovies and documentary. During the last years Tor has worked as a session guitarist and songwriter. For the moment Tor is writing and recording songs for Rob Moratti(Saga) and Steve Overland(FM). His main guitars of choice are the Godin Velocity, Ultra A6 and ACS nylon.
www.tortalle.com

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The Bermondsey Joyriders have they're own spin on punk & blues, largely due to the vocals and fiery slide guitar work of guitarist Gary Lammin, whose axe of choice is the Godin Radiator of which he owns six. Check out the bands latest self-titled album on Cherry Red Records.

Montreal Thrashers Chris Arsenian and Patrick Poliquin from Endast will be shredding the new Godin Redlines on Endast's up coming fall tour entitled the 'Blue Skies Tour'. This tour is supported by Jagermeister, stretching 6 1/2 weeks across Canada coast to coast. Keep an eye on there myspace page www.myspace.com/endast for tour dates to see if they are coming to a city near you.

Award winning blues rock guitarist Natalie Wells and her band have had a busy year. Aside from playing lots of club dates and festivals in the KY/OH/IN/WV regions, they have been opening for and sharing the stage with national acts like Elvin Bishop and Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, have garnered positive press and radio airplay from many different places and are planning a tour of the southern U.S. in the summer of 2010. They will also be recording a full length studio release in the very near future. Natalie has recently started playing slide and will only do it on her beloved Freeway Classic. She also loves her new Summit CT and plans on using it extensively at live shows and in the studio. You can check out their live videos and schedule at www.nataliewells.net

The firey fretwork of guitarist Corey Diabo is the back bone of Montreal based rocker Jonas' studio albums and live shows. Corey got turned onto the Godin Passion RG-3 at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and has been tearing up the bands live sets ever since. Catch Corey with Jonas on tour and check out the bands latest album "Promised Land" and live DVD "The Quest".

All facets of Jamie Nudds are primed for action, as showcased on his latest album "Saints vs Sinners" distributed in Canada by Universal music and by IndienInk music in the U.S. Jamie tours extensively throughtout Canada and the U.S. and has recently fell in love with the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin.

Guitarists Ahrue Luster and Diego Verduzco from New Jersey based alt-metal band ILL NINO bring a nylon string flavor to their heavy sound using the Godin ACS Nylon SA & Multiac Nylon SA both live and in studio. Check out their latest release called "Enigma" on Cement Shoes Records. The band is currently on a 2009 tour of South America.

Discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-90's, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur is a true talent. Releasing 4 EP's and a full length album called "Temporary People" to much praise in 2008 alone and on his own label "Lonely Astronaut Records". He recently held opening spots for Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen and The Killers respectfully while in Europe. Catch him on tour with his Godin Multiac Spectrum.
"One of our most emotionally revealing and talented singer-songwriters” – Vanity Fair

Canadian songwriter, poet and music legend Leonard Cohen has been playing his Multiac ACS Nylon each night while on his recent 2009 world tour, which has been garnering rave reviews from critics everywhere. This tour was recently released as both a live 2 CD album and DVD called Leonard Cohen: LIVE IN LONDON.

Jazz / Blues guitarist and Godin artist Curtis Ray Smith specializes in recording and performing guitar instrumental arrangements of a diverse range of musical styles, so tonal flexibility is a must.  “Since I’m playing melody vocal parts instrumentally, as well as covering rhythm parts and solos, my guitar has to cover several bases within a single song.  With my Godin Montreal, I can move from an acoustic guitar melody part to a warm jazz tone for a solo, to single coil cut for a rhythm part – all with the flick of a toggle and twist of a blend pot.  I got hooked on Godin when I used a Multiac Jazz on my 2007 CD release “Masquerade”, but when it came to performing that CD live, the Montreal saved the day."
www.curtisraysmith.com

Contemporary jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz has just released his latest effort "Hit It and Quit" on Apria Records which features Will Lee (bass), Joel Rosenblatt (drums), & Nick Rolfe (keys).  B.D. has been touring throughout the northeast U.S. and U.K. in support of the recording while his music can be heard on over 100 television shows internationally.  He recently won the 'Rising Star Award' for the best jazz group on top booking site Gigmasters.com and he loves his Godin Montreal."

Guitarist and Godin artist Ratko Zjaca recently released his latest album called "Continental Talk" on inandout records. Featured musicians include Steve Gadd (drums), Stanislav Mitrovic (sax), Randy Brecker (trumpet) and John Patitucci (bass).

Pictured here in studio with his Godin A4 SA fretless is bassist Bob Babbitt, who has performed and layed down the low end on countless hit singles over the past 40 years, most notably as a major contributor to the Motown sound. He has earned 25 Gold and platinum records by playing on over 200 top 40 hits. Bob's resume includes playing with the likes of great artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, the Funk Brothers and the list goes on... Current recording projects include touring and recording with Funk Brothers and a group made up of session/live players from different areas called Soul Summitt. Bob has also been the recipient of numerous awards including the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the Rockwalk Hall of Fame in Hollywood and the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN. www.bobbabbitt.com

Godin Multiac Nylon SA player Larry Knight, is an accomplished musician who has shared his exceptional guitar work with an all-star cast of artists including: Chet Atkins, Shelby Lynne, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, Pam Tillis and Jimmy Buffett to name a few. Larry is currently working on a solo project of original compositions fusing strong melodic themes, ethnic rhythms, jazzy harmonics, and bluesy phrasing, to be released later this year.

The Bounty Hunters are rock infused band from Australia, comprised of the songwriting/performing partnership of husband and wife team David & Lyn Hinds. Their songs feature elements of classic rock, blues. country, reggae and cajun styles. Amongst several Godin models played in studio and live, the Godin Velocity and Triumph guitars are definite favorites.

Al Jarreau's guitarist John Calderon loves his new Multiac Grand Concert Duet Ambiance : "My Multiac Duet Ambiance is just fantastic! Our Front of house sound guy really likes it. He says he does very little, if anything, to the guitar in terms of eq. Thats always great to hear from a sound man, right? For me, the guitar has really been an inspirational instrument, motivating me to go for new things musically. We have even added more tunes to the set-list that really feature the instrument out front, with Al Jarreau."

Versatile is a word you can use to describe mutli-instrumentalist & 2009 JUNO Award Nominee Levon Ichkhanian.  In the past few months alone, Levon has performed in Marion J. Caffey's hit "Three Mo' Divas", the Canadian Tour of the Tony Award winning production "Spamalot" with shows in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto; a cross Canada Tour with Maryem Tollar ensemble including master musicians from Egypt, Dr Afred Gamil and Mohamed Aly; and an Olympic's concert Tour in China with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Oliver Jones, Taylor Dane Sheila E. and others.  In between, he found time to produce CDs, perform locally in Toronto with his own band, with Marvin Hamlisch and Simon Spiro, at the Ashkenaz and Toronto Jazz festivals, and write a few articles for Canadian Musician Magazine.  He closed off 2008 as the cover feature in Muzik etc magazine, and rang in the New Year performing at Nathan Phillips Square with the cast of the hit show "Jersey Boys" , where he is currently performing.
www.levonmusic.com and also check out Levon on youtube.com.

Photo credit: Al Kay

Guitarist, band leader and Godin artist Eric McFadden, has been taking the rock energy and dark americana vibe of his Eric McFadden Trio on the road this past year in support of his latest release "Delicate Things". Along for the ride is Eric's main axe, the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90. "I have never been happier with a guitar than I am with my Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin...Awesome feel and tone." Eric and company are busy working on new songs and recordings as well as preparing for an upcoming spring tour.
www.ericmcfadden.com

Long time Godin endorsee and jazz heavyweight Mordy Ferber, recently finished recording in L.A. for a Film/TV project "Gypsy Guitar" with the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90. His busy touring schedule has him heading over seas to play the Opera House in Tel-Aviv with the Beatle Jazz band. While in Tel-Aviv he will also be giving a Master Class at Rimon University and upon his return will be starting work on his Composition book to be released in the fall. He also released an in depth instructional DVD entitled "Make the Tune your Best Friend" on Mel Bay. For more information visit www.mordyferber.com.

Guitarist, Dave Karmiol, is currently on tour with Gloria Gaynor. Dave is also in the studio with Ky-Mani Marley, recording and writing songs for his next album. He plays, writes and records for Jean (Sony/BMG). Dave co-wrote and played on a song with Jean that was recently featured as the iTunes single of the week called "Stop the Clock." Dave says, "I am totally blown away by the tone and playability of my Godin Multiac Duet Nylon. It sounds incredible through an acoustic amp or direct to the board. You can even go direct in the studio. It actually sounds like a mic'd-up, full-bodied acoustic!" www.YouTube.com/DaveKarmiol
(Photo Credit: Kay Jemison)

Guitarist Mark Potter from the UK alternative rock group Elbow plays the Godin Montreal, enjoying its smooth tones and versatility. Elbow were recently winners of the coveted 2008 Mercury Prize for their latest release "The Seldom Seen Kid". The Mercury prize is awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom each year. The band also recently received the award for "Best British Group" at the Brit Awards in February 2009. Look for them on Tour before they head back into the studio to record their fith album. www.elbow.co.uk (photo credit: A.Nissim)

Guitarist Vic Fakhoury was born in Egypt, raised in Montreal and now rocking it out in New York with his band Tragic Orange. His haunting energy on stage is not to be missed. Vic describes using his Godin Summit CT as “the smoothest and most comfortable guitar I ever played, its gives me an incredibly heavy tone yet still has the HDR button that gives me all the clean power I need to get the right melodies and make them sound as pure as possible.”  Tragic Orange has been really busy on the road this year, their touring schedule includes opening up for acts like Taproot, Framing Hanley, In this Moment, Saliva, Absence of Concern and may more. The're looking at 3 heavy upcoming tours with a 1 month break in between each to write for the next record. Radio stations have been picking up the single "Pure and Simple" and it's getting great feedback from a growing fan base nation wide. Look out for Tragic Orange in a city near you and stay updated with all the latest news at: www.myspace.com/tragicorange

Musician John Garrison is currently on tour and playing bass with singer/songwriter James Blunt. Each night during a James Blunt concert the band quiets things down for their acoustic set, where John reaches for his Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90. Catch John & his 5th Avenue Kingpin and James Blunt touring in support of his latest album "All the Lost Souls". Also, be sure to check out John Garrison's solo album called "Above the Cosmos"

Juno Award Winning band Bedouin Soundclash singer/guitarist Jay Malinowski has been a Godin Acousticaster player since their first album in 2001. The electro-acoustic sounds of Jay’s Acousticaster can also be heard on the subsequent albums such as their latest release “Street Gospels” wich has proven to be another success with singles like “Until We Burn in the Sun”,  “Walls Fall Down” and “12:59 Lullaby” which has since been featured on the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy.

Uriah Heep is currently on tour and guitarist Mick Box has been playing his Godin A6 Ultra on a nightly basis with the band. The UK Tour is in support of their latest release called "Wake the Sleeper."

Dacia Bridges has made a very good name for herself as a singer/songwriter. Her number #1 hit for Dannii Minogue and a special guest feature with Lemmy Kilmister from Mötorhead on her last record with the track 'Losing You' with Dacia & The WMD has proven that. She shared the stage with Limp Bizkit, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Die Ärtze and rocked the festival classics Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. With her new solo project which is acoustic driven, she has chosen the Godin ACS Slim model as her partner in crime on the path of melancholy. She dosent limit herself to just one style. Dacia's debut acoustic record will be presented in late spring next year. For info and date's go to: www.daciabridges.com

Bolivian composer, master flutist and guitarist Oscar Reynolds never parts with his Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA with 13-pin capabilities, whether onstage or in the recording studio. A Godin player since 1999, Oscar accompanies classical and Spanish-influenced guitar with haunting panpipes, playing both instruments simultaneously. The Grand Concert SA provides the guitar work on his albums, starting with his 2005 CD of originals “Rio de Luz,” debuting at #7 on the New Age Reporter charts. He is a 2008 Arts Recognition Awards Honoree of the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County for his contributions in the preservation, promotion, and education of U.S. audiences on the traditional arts of Bolivia. www.oscarreynolds.com

Guitarist & singer, Bryant Kamlade, from Canadian based Last Day Lost makes the Godin LG Signature his weapon of choice. In 2008, LDL performed at the highly revered New Music West, as well as the Creation Fest 2008 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington, toured extensively throughout the U.S., and earned a support slot for Theory of a Deadman. They have played with the likes of Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, The Headpins, Chilliwack, Hedley and Faber-Drive. Look out for the release of their new music video, "Bleeding For You", off of their new album "Places to Hide". Their music is available at www.myspace.com/lastdaylost and on itunes.

 

Giovanni Guido was the lead guitarist of the Jazz Crusaders from 1994 to 1998. Also performed live with Linley Marthe, Bobby Lyle, Patty Austin, Mario Canonge Ronnie Laws, Jon Lucien, Francis Lassus, Bobby Caldwell, Alphonso Johnson, John Beasley, Walter Calloni, Stefano Cerri, Silvano Borzacchiello. He was awarded 1st Prize at the International Contest of Jazz Soloists in Monaco. For 7 years he has been playing Godin guitars and now the Godin A6 Ultra gives him all the versatility of his playing in acoustic and electric sound.

Mick Myette, guitarist for Quebec Rocker Eric Lapointe, recently got his hands on the Godin Velocity with High-Definition Revoicer and loves the versatility and bite the guitar provides him. Mick and his new Velocity are currently on tour with Eric Lapointe throughout Quebec.

Guitarist Mike Risko, owner of the Mike Risko School in Ossining NY, is a proud endorser of Godin Guitars. Mike is the author of three instructional books that are designed as the curriculum for the school. This guitar method gets students of all levels to understand the guitar in a practical way and complete way, playing all over the neck in weeks, not years. Mike also gigs regularly with his wife Miriam in their acoustic duo, Jazz Trio and 5 piece electric band. Mike plays a Godin LGX-SA, Multiac Steel Duet, Montreal, A6 Ultra and a Multiac Jazz Spruce.
Visit mike at mikeriskomusicschool.com

Mike Scott, the talented and versatile guitarist in Justin Timberlake's band, loves the tone and feel of his Godin LGX-SA. It allows him to access so many different sounds while playing on stage on a nightly basis. Currently on the road, the band will finish up its North American dates before the Justin Timberlake Tour takes them to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Dubai.

William Bycenko is destined to be a future star on the Canadian Music scene. This 9 year old "Rocker" has already played a number of live theatre shows to rave reviews. Pictured here Rockin' out with his new Godin Velocity, William's father says, "Music flows in his veins & his talent keeps flourishing. The guitar is part of him & to be on stage is a passion that continues to grow."

Derrick Zajac has been a Godin player for the past 7 years. His guitars of choice are the Godin LGX and LGX-SA. As the guitarist for the heavy rock outifit Thirty Ought Six, Derrick brings his aggresive and melodic style to their sound reaching an ever growing fan base. Their fist full length album titled "Amazing Attractions for Rebellion" was recently released to much acclaim from radio station managers and industry A&R. The band will be featured on MTV2's upcoming show "Band on the Rise". Watch out for Derrick and the band on tour near you.

Godin endorsee & Multiac Grand Concert Nylon player Tomas Janzon released "Coast to Coast to Coast" on Changes Music in January 07 to critical acclaim. An Album of original compositions recorded in L.A., New York & Stockholm. He recently completed tours of Scandinavia with his American Jazz Quartet as well as Brazil & Argentina playing concerts & teaching masterclasses in improvisation for classical & jazz musicians.
www.tomasjanzon.com

Bassist Trevor Bolder of Uriah Heep keeping the low end of the bands sonic spectrum with his Godin A4 SA with 13-pin capabilties. Being a key member of the band since 1976, he continues to write, compose and produce for the legendary group. They are currently in the UK recording their new album scheduled for release in Fall of 2007. Previous other bandmates of Trevor's included David Bowie & the late Mick Ronson on Bowie's classic album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars".
Italian guitarist, composer and conductor, Sandro Di Stefano, is a strong believer in his Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA with 13-pin capabilities. He recently released his latest DVD, a Classical & Midi Guitar Project. He's also touring throughout Europe and will be coming to the US in 2008. www.sandrodistefano.it

BD Lenz is releasing his 5th recording "Straight Up" on Apria Records in the following months, featuring bassist Will Lee & Joel Rossenblatt, as well as the sweet sounds of his Godin Montreal. This funky outing will be supported by a national radio campaign and rigorous tour schedule throughout the Northeast. BD Lenz's music continues to show up all over the television including recent placements on VH-1, A&E, Spike TV, & the Travel Channel to name a few.

Paul Wallace Esch is an avid player of Godin guitars. His arsenal includes the Godin A6, ACS Slim, Freeway Classic and a Flat5. His latest release is entitled "Everything". An eclectic mix of flamenco, blues and world music which hits the streets in early July.
Country artist Kelly McDonald released his debut CD in 2007 entitled "Better half of me" featuring his Godin A6. Kelly's new single "I Keep Calling" has landed a spot on the nationally syndicated "The Back Porch Show" hosted by Mitchell Keller and co-host K Wilder, during their "Indie Artist Cafe" segment.
Thorn, guitarist for the Quebec based metal band 24 Seven, recently picked up a Godin A12 semi-acoutic. He was thrilled with the 12-string acoustic sound when plugged in and used the A12 on all the acoustic tracks for their up coming album entitled "Chain of Events."
French guitar master Sylvain Luc is very much inspired by the guitars he chooses to play. Continually inspired by the Godin Multiac series, Sylvain relies on their incredible tone and playability both live and on record. His dazzling jazz style can be heard playing his Multiac Jazz, Multiac Nylon SA and Multiac Steel SA on his latest album called JOKO.
Guitairst Mario Guini is currently touring in Jennifer Lopez's band with his Godin Multiac guitars such as the Multiac ACS SA. Mario will be busy over the next while playing & promoting JLO's upcoming new album with appearances on the Ellen Degeneres Show and American Idol.
Gaining a reputation as one of the fastest guitarists in the world, Aussie virtuoso Jeremy Barnes blazes his way around his fretboard on his latest releases entitled "ON". Jeremy's Godin gear includes his Freeway Classic Lightburst, Freeway SA, Freeway Floyd Silver and the XTSA in Trs Black.

Australian heavy punk rock band Kill The Capitol are tearing up the music scene down under. Bass player, Luke, has been a Godin fan for many years now. His arsenal includes a Black Freeway 5 string and a Natural Freeway 5 Active amongst others...
Guitarist Trizo, also from Kill The Capitol, is an avid player of Godin guitars both live and in studio. Among his favorites are the Godin LG Signature, LG SP90 and the explosive LG EMG Black Graphite. Catch the band live and on tour in Australia throughout the next coming months.

Rahul, guitarist for the So-Cal influenced power pop punk band One Buck Short never parts with his Godin Solidac. Their debut single ‘That Day’ from their EP ‘Where Is The Mouse?!’ managed to break through to the top 5 on the Hitz.fm Malaysian top ten and the band are currently promoting their release with performances at high profile shows such as ‘Rock the World IV’ and the Asian X Games. The Malaysian band is currently working on their first full album entitled "Halal & Loving it" to be released in 2007 on Clockwork Records.
Guitarist Alex Delis from the Montreal based, Metal outfit 3 Mile Scream fell for the new Godin Redline1 so hard that he bought the prototype! "These guitars are bad ass, you get a great sound fast and that's it." Check out the band on tour in support of their latest album called "A Prelude to our Demise" on Corporate Punishment records.

In the Netherlands, guitarist Rob Vunderink joined the progressive band "Kayak" in 2001 and is currently playing a Godin Multiac Steel SA in the studio and live. Rob also performed for many years with the Dutch band "Diesel". It was during this time that Rob co-wrote Diesels hit "Sausalito Summernight", which reached position 25 in the Billboard Hot 100. The single was also a #1 hit in Canada.
With his newest album "Closer to the Sun" reaching the top of the charts in his home country, Guy Sebastian is now one of Australia's most recognizable artists and previous winner of the 2003 Australian Idol. He was recently performing at the grand finale of this seasons show with his very own Godin Multiac Steel Duet.
Guitarist Michel Bruno is about to head out on tour with Quebec singer/songwriter Lynda Thalie. This 6 country international tour, starting January 30th, will take them through Dubai, Damas, Amman, Tunis-Algiers, Paris and a final stop in Montreal. The Godin Glissentar plays a big part in their sound on tour and in studio. www.lyndathalie.com
As a pioneer of Arabic fuzed jazz since 1999, Kamal Musallam joined forces in early 2006 with drummer Rony Afif and bassist Elie Afif to form the Kamal Musallam Trio.
Kamal has recently been enjoying the Middle-Eastern flavor of his new Godin Glissentar.
Steve Stevens was recently rehearsing with the band "Juno Reactor" for a concert in Tokyo, Japan. Led by the talents of Ben Watkins (also composer of much of the music featured in the Matrix films ), Juno Reactor has been described as Techno Orchestral Rock with a great deal of memorable live performances to their name. Both Steve and Ben counted on the infinite capabilities and tone of the Godin ACS Nylon with synth access for the gig.
 
 
Artist Update Summer 2006
Upon wrapping up a season of playing his Godin LGX-SA in the house band for “The Toronto show” on the Toronto 1 channel, Levon Ichkhanian joined the multi million album selling A.R. Rahman, known as the king of India’s film composers, whose credits include Bombay Dreams and Lord of the Rings stage production. As well as playing in the orchestra for the stage production of Lord Of the Rings, Levon joined A.R. Rahman on his 3D World tour which took him to India, Singapore and the U.K. He also toured with his own Levon Ichkhanian Quintet to support his latest release “Travels” which features guest Alain Caron and his acoustic world group “Cafe Mediterrane”. He is also featured on upcoming CD releases, including Billboard chart topping singer Hariharan’s CD from India with arrangements by renowned Jolly Mukherjeee. Levon is also in pre-production mode for his next CD and will be performing at this summers renowned Montreal International Jazz Festival.
www.levonmusic.com
Renowned Artist/Producer/Singer/Songwriter and all around great player, Colin Linden has been a loyal Godin Acousticaster player for over a decade, especially while playing live. Colin has also been enjoying his newly acquired Godin Montreal. He recently finished a Canadian tour and is preparing to do some studio work with fellow Canadian rocker/bluesman and longtime friend Colin James.
Randy Bachman is tearing up the Canadian countryside with his Godin Montreal while touring alongside Burton Cummings both from the much famed, classic rock band the Guess Who. Look for them in a town near you.
Montreal based, up and coming act Maharajah, fronted by vocalist/guitarist Melanie Scala, just wrapped up their second video for their new single “Tout Nu”. Tune into Musique Plus to check out their new video on regular rotation, showcasing both the band and the Godin LG Signature.
Andreas Lidberg, Swedish guitar wonder and Godin endorsee, will be collaborating with John Findlay (Katrina & The Waves, Marc Jordan) on his upcoming new album. Check out Andreas and his Godin Radiators in action at www.lidberg.hemsida.net
Guitarist Michel Bruno’s middle Eastern flavored playing shines on his Godin Glissentar. Hear Michel and his Glissentar live and on Canadian recording artist Lynda Thalie latest album entitled “De Neige ou de Sable” released on Carbone records. His guitar arsenal also includes Seagull acoustics and a newly acquired Godin LGXT Black….smokin!

U.K. based Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier, playing his Godin Multiac Nylon with his Meier Group has scooped up 2 awards at the 4th “Revelations Jazz à Juan Festival” on April 14th, 15th and 16th in Juan les Pins, France. As a part of their prize, the Meier Group will now play a 1 hour set at the legendary festival on July 20th, with support from French saxophonist Geraldine Laurent and Japanese vocalist Emi Oshima who garnered best instrumentalist and vocalist respectively. Nicolas Meier’s debut CD “Orient” was released earlier this year on NAIM.

Local artist Andy Dacoulis and his Godin Multiac Nylon just wrapped up a series of dates with Corneille in France and are currently on a one month tour of Quebec. Once wrapped up, they’ll begin vocal tracks on Corneille’s English album, which is slated for a November release.

Bob Egan from the Canadian band Blue Rodeo got his hands on a Multiac Nylon and is currently recording a new album. Watch for him and the boys in Blue Rodeo on tour this summer.

Guitarist David Williams is rocking out weekly at the Rainbow Room in L.A. with his fingers shredding all over his Godin A6, along side his wife Lizzy and her S&P Cedar Folk.

Formed in 1995 and based in Mexico, Godin International performing artists La Barranca have recently launched an acoustic Tour of Latin America in support of their latest album called “El Fuir”. Singer/guitarist José Manuel Aguilera and guitarist Alejandro Otaola both love their Godin guitars, such as the Multiac Nylon and Multiac Steel, which are being played extensively on tour.

Multiac player Bobby Gibson is in the middle of recording a new CD and will be released prior to the Chet Atkins convention in Nashville this July. Along with his digital downloads, he plays every night on line with the Texas and Ohio finger style societies. This has been catching on quite nicely reaching to crowds in over 88 countries!

Dechown Jenkins (Rihanna) has been tearing it up with his newly acquired ACS blue. He’s just lovin’ it. Check him out on tour with Rihanna this summer!

Wolf Hoffman from the band Accept is currently putting together a European tour, which involves a rock band covering classical music. Sounds great and even better with our Multiac ACS series.

K.K. Downing from the legendary heavy metal outfit Judas Priest recently picked up a Godin Freeway SA to begin working on Priests’ new album.

Godin endorsee David Stark is currently off tour until summer playing on a variety of studio sessions including a new CD by fusion rock keyboardist Tristan des Pres. Playing both electric and his Multiac Nylon David is backed by an awesome rhythm section that is made up of drummer Dennis Chambers and bassist Josquin des Pres. Other soloists include legendary violinist Jerry Goodman (Mahvishnu/DixieDregs) guitar shredders Frank Gambale and Jeff Snider. David is also finishing up yet another guitar sampling CD for Big Fish Audio that features a wide array of different guitar tones and catchy riffs that any aspiring producer can import to write a hit song. The Godin Multiac is featured proudly on this ‘Sampler’.

Long time Godin/Seagull guitar endorsee Shane Rootes will be in studio later this year recording his latest album. This long awaited album is due for release in the U.S. and Europe. In November Shane will also be recording a live album, which will feature the Godin Glissentar on several tracks.

 

Artist Update Fall/Winter 2005

David Stark is presently touring the US with R&B legend and 2005 Grammy nominee Teena Marie, (Best R&B Female Vocal Performance) they have been sharing the bill with hot acts like Destiny's Child and playing for capacity crowds. David is excited about incorporating his nylon stringed Multiac into the show. He just recently acquired a Freeway SA as well. You can also hear him playing his Multiac on the Big Fish Audio Sampling disc. His third release on BFA, this disc will feature the best variety of guitar tones on the planet and will be available in Jan 2006.

Our long time Godin user David Cabrera (Ricky Martin band) has recently purchase another Multiac to add to his arsenal. Ricky Martin is preparing for a Latin American tour beginning in Mexico City mid November and once again the Godin Multiac will be along for the ride. The new album "Life" hit the shelves Oct.11th.

Jeff Stinco lead guitarist for Simple Plan has been using the Multiac Grand Concert on their hugely successful single “Untitled” and we snapped this picture of him performing the song this summer at the Grand Prix de Montreal after show concert.

Bass virtuoso/Producer Jerome Rimson has wrapped up recording on the new Van Morrison album and is currently doing master classes in Ireland.

Guitarist Michael Raphael just hit the road with Jani Lane (Metal Mania stripped across America 2005) and his brand new SA6. Jani saw Michael’s SA6 and now he wants one too!

Los Angeles based guitarist/songwriter Earl "Tee" Harris has been keeping busy with his new Grand Concert and Atlantic records recording act "Hope".  They recently did some touring with "Seal" and the response has been great. Hope was so impressed by our Grand Concert she picked one up for herself.

Sean O'Connor has been tearing it up for a number of years with musical greats such as Phil Lynnott (Thin Lizzy) Clarence Clemens, Les Paul, and John Entwistle to name a few. His Godin collection includes an xtSA, LGX-SA and a Multiac Steel.

Congratulations to Long time Godin endorser and Marc Anthony guitarist Aaron McLain who just signed a record deal for his own music. He is presently in the Studio with a bunch of Godin and Seagull guitars including the LGXT, LG Signature, Multiac Nylon, ACS SA, Seagull Mosaic, and Studio Artist.

Canadian act Likota Son's new release, Better Man has made it to the top 20 of the AC charts. Gregory Vitale (the band’s founder and lead singer) is really enjoying the Godin Montreal and plans to be using it extensively on tour! The self-titled CD is available now.

Ryan Marchant has been busy playing guitar with Canadian Idol’s Theresa Sokyrka. Theresa’s debut CD has just been certified Gold and they are presently touring Canada and Ryan's playing the Flat Five X every step of the way.

Adrian Raso has been burning' up the fretboard on his newly acquired Multiacs. Check out Adrian’s newly released Black Mamba, a collection of Latin infused melodic instrumentals. For more details on this release and the charity work/performances that Adrian does check out www.adrianraso.net

Guitarist Derrick Zajac from the band 30ot6 emailed to say that the release party of their Live Concert DVD was a “sold out success” and we couldn’t be happier for these guys who are surely among one of the hardest working rock band around. For more info check out www.30ot6band.com

Steve Stevens is back on the road with Billy Idol in support of their latest CD "Devil's Playground". The album rocks and the Montreal concert was with out a doubt one of the best shows of the year. Steve has been using a variety of Godin Guitars through out the years including the ACS nylon and the LGXT and takes full advantage of the synth capabilities of these fantastic instruments.

Georges Hebert (Anne Murray, solo artist) has been using Godin for quite sometime, he recently picked up a "Montreal" and we're very happy to see that he put it on the cover of his new CD entitled "Somewhere Along The Way". For more in on George and his new release visit www.georgeshebert.com

Guitarist/Songwriter Chad Hollister has been using his Godin Multiac for quite some time and just released a new CD entitled Spirits where you can hear Chad and the band at their finest.

You can see and hear Al Di Meola play his Multiac Nylon on his latest DVD "One of These Nights". Check it out!

Nicolas Meier has just released "Orient" on Naim Records and you can hear him play the Multiac Nylon with synth access on several tunes, and he sounds great. We highly recommend you check out this release.  www.meiergroup.com

We're proud to welcome Ulf Wakenius (Oscar Peterson/solo artist) to our ever-growing artist roster. Ulf recently acquired an ACS Slim, which he is enjoying and playing around the world. You can hear Ulf playing the music of Keith Jarrett on his new release "Notes From The Heart" on ACT Records. www.ulfwakenius.com

Elbow are back on the road and guitarist Mark Potter is once again bringing his Godin Flat Five out for this tour. If you haven't seen this band live you owe to yourself to check them out.

Juan Carlos Quintero released Guitarra de Pasion Vol 2 on Moondo Records/Native Language and it is outstanding. You can check out www.moondorecords.com for more info and other releases.

Rob Fetters (The Bears w/Adrian Belew/Solo Artist) recently wrote in to say he's "Loving his Multiac" and also sent us his new release entitled "Musician".

Unfretted Records recently released "Village of the Unfretted" on (www.unfretted.com) some of the best fretless players from around the world are on this refreshing CD including Godin endorsees Elliott Sharp, Michael "Atonal" Vick, and Ratko Zjaca. Some of the Godin instruments featured on this include the Multiac Fretless SA, the Glissentar among others.

Montreal’s very own Michel Bruno recorded the Glissentar on the latest Lynda Thalie CD and DVD and the results are spectacular. We highly recommend you check out this self- titled debut. For more info check out www.lyndathalie.com

Another Montrealer who has been playing several Godin guitars is Andy DacoulisAndy is the guitarist and band leader for multi platinum artist Corneille. He recently performed with Singer/Songerwriter Nicola Ciccone before a sold out crowd at the Montreal bell Center, home of the Montreal Canadians, for this particular night Andy also had a chance to use the Godin A8 for his mandolin duties. Andy commented that the A8 mandolin “sounded and felt great”.

Timo Laine, godfather of the synth guitar has released two cds this year, “Monotrim Project” and “Her Fire” with symphonic slam. Timo has been playing synth guitar from the very beginning and has been faithful to his LGX-SA because it is simply one of the best tracking guitars on the market. Check out our dealer list to try one out for yourself.

Smoother Jazz guitarist/vocalist Steve Oliver has released “Snow Fall” just in time for the holidays. As always Steve sounds great and so does his ACS nylon. To hear a few samples visit www.steveolivermusic.com

 
Archive May 2004

John McLaughlin will release a 3 DVD set entitled “This is The Way I Do It” (How to master Improvisation) in June 2004. He can be seen in the videos using a Godin LGXT and has emailed us to tell us how much he enjoys playing this guitar and that it is truly the best tracking guitar he’s ever played.

Randy Bachman recently hit the road to promote his new CD JazzThing and he’s got a brand new guitar! Randy’s been playing the Godin Montreal and emailed us to say that he’s getting great sounds out of it from sweet Jazz tones to his trade mark American Women sound without any feedback or squeals. He’ll be touring across the country with many live TV appearances in between including a special called “Live at the Rehearsal Hall”.

Yurko Mychaluk (Nelly Furtado) has been writing and performing with his Rock band 7 Year Itch. The Tampa Bay Lightning have recently started using the band’s new tune "Win The Cup" to get their fans going for the playoffs. “Win The Cup” is available as a free download at www.sevenyearitch.org. That's Yurko above in the header rockin' out with his Flat Five X.

Jazz Guitarist Matthew Von Doran has released In This Present Moment. Produced by Jimmy Haslip, bassist with the internationally renowned Yellowjackets, this debut outing from Von Doran finds the guitarist surrounded by a cast of jazz heavyweights including saxophonists Bob Mintzer and Bob Sheppard, drummers Peter Erskine, Terri Lyne Carrington, Gary Novak and Marcus Baylor, B-3 organist Larry Goldings, bassists James Genus and Haslip himself. Matthew used both the Multiac and the Glissentar on this spectacular CD.

Mike K, multi-platinum award winning Lead Guitarist and Songwriter, is still riding a wave of critical acclaim and success. His remarkable guitar skills, songwriting, and production can be heard on the WB Time-Telepictures Television shows, Celebrity Justice, Elimidate, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Extra, Judge Mathis, The People’s Court, The Sharon Osbourne Show, Streets Smarts, Bachelor, Bachlorette, Steve Harvey’s Big Time and the upcoming new reality show, “The Will” He produced, wrote and recorded the ‘Dayna TV’ Theme song featured on the highest rated nationally syndicated entertainment news magazines on television, EXTRA! He is currently writing, producing, and recording a Theme song for Extra’s! new NYC Correspondent, ‘Taneka’ to brand the segment with a catchy hit theme called “Taneka Takes Manhattan.” The theme will air on “EXTRA!” starting September 2004. Last October 2003 Mike K wrote and produced a hit song with world-renowned songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer, Robbie Nevil (1987 hit C’ est La Vie) and Matthew Gerrard (Eden’s Crush, Hillary Duff, Lindsey Lohan, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Nick Carter, Jessica Simpson). Mike K just recorded lead guitars on Disney’s Christmas Compilation due for released this Christmas Season 2004. Mike K has been using the Godin Flat Five X for lots of these sessions and has just added a LG Signature and Seagull Artist acoustic to his growing guitar collection.

Allen Kendall guitarist for the Bee Gees has also just recently purchased an LG Signature for up coming concerts and studio sessions.

Pablo Stennett purchased an A5 bass and called to report that he’s been using it on tour with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.

Richard Bernstein guitarist for Rammstein recently called to order an xtSA and ACS for his studio in NY and will most likely bring them on the road with him as well.

We met Guitarist/Songwriter/Producer Mike Lattanzi at last years Namm show and hit it off immediately. (We like the fact that he already owned several Godin guitars and has been using them on many of his productions) Some of his credits include Janet Jackson, Amanda Marshall and Jessica Simpson. Mike has used the Godin Multiac Steel on the latest Janet Jackson remix. He’s also written all the music and recorded lots of it with the Multiac for a new MAC recording program called Garage Band.

While on tour in Japan Al DiMeola tried out a Multiac Jazz and liked it so much he used use that very same night in concert.

Instrumental guitarist and Multiac Nylon user Scott Whitney has recently released Guitjazzathon on Spinario Records. Recorded in a fun and laid back setting the music fuses elements of Funk, Classical and new-age guitar. For more info check out www.spinariorecords.com

We recently spoke with Latin Grammy nominated world guitarist Sergio Lara about his new album Con La Lluvia, his new label and of course Godin guitars. Click here for the full interview.

Just off a very successful European tour with UFO, Vinnie Moore sent us this cool shot (see above) of him performing with his Multiac Steel. For more on Vinnie, click here for the full interview.

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Bobby Cameron’s
new CD entitled Emotional Drift has just been released and the first single Coffee Cup is already doing extremely well at Canadian radio. Bobby Cameron along will Luke McMaster (another Godin player, he uses the Solidac) have been selected from BMG Canada to produce Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm’s debut CD entitled 'Home' which will be released December 9th in Canada.

Wyclef Jean was recently introduced to Godin guitars while recording in NYC. Apparently he was completely blown away by the feel, sound and synth tracking. He purchased the last two LGXT Trans Purple guitars we had in stock and has been recording with them ever since.

Guitarist Keith Burns from Trick Pony has been playing the Godin Acousticaster for quite soon time now. He just acquired another Acousticaster for the new Trick Pony tour.

Kyle Cook (Match Box Twenty) was in town recently and purchased a Flat Five X and a Multiac Steel Duet. He plugged them in at sound check and loved them immediately. Kyle mentioned that the Godin guitars were used all over the first Match Box Twenty CD and that the acoustic bridge on the Flat Five X will come in handy live and in the studio.

Keith Scott from Bryan Adams band recently called to tell us that he loves his new LG Signature which he calls the Black Beast. We hope to see him use it live the next time Bryan Adams hits the concert trail.

Kim Bingham has been playing the Flat Five X in David Usher’s band and has just joined the Nelly Furtado band. She’ll be touring with Nelly Furtado well into the new year.

Fellow Canadian and Vince Neil guitarist Jason Hook has been playing his 2 LG guitars live on the Poison, Vince Neil, Skid Row 2003 tour. The tour stopped in Montreal and Vince, Jason and the Godin all sounded great

Session guitarist and live performer Tyrone Cowans has added a Flat Five X to his collection of Godin guitars which includes a couple of LGX and LGX-SA guitars. Tyrone and his Godin guitars can be heard on Ice Cube and Dr. Dre’s CD to name a few.

Richard Evans from Peter Gabriel’s band is playing the A8 Mandolin and Multiac Steel Duet on the Peter Gabriel Growing Up world tour. Richard was also featured in Godin ads that appeared in Guitar Player, Guitar One and Guitar World magazine all summer long.

John McLaughlin has contacted us to say that he loves his LGXT which he mentioned in several interviews and can be seen on an up-coming DVD release and live with the Remember Shakti group.

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Watch for Kat Dyson this summer performing with Cyndi Lauper on the CHER tour.

LGX user and guitar virtuoso Mordy Ferber plays the Blue Note in Las vegas June 3rd-8th. If you're in town this is definitely a must see concert. Mordy will then be off to Europe for a full summer tour.

Steve Oliver's new release "Positive Energy" will be in stores June 11 2002.

New Godin/Seagull artists HoneyMoon Suite will release "Lemon Tongue" July 1st 2002.

Steve Stevens is once again on the road with Billy Idol with many Canadian dates added to the tour.

Multiac players Aaron McLain and Andy Abad will be touring with Marc Anthony all summer long.

At this years Montreal Jazz Festival, long time Seagull artist Peppino D'Agostino will be performing on July 3rd. You can also catch Buster B. Jones on June 28th and Philippe Bertaud on June 30th - check the 'outdoor' concert listings for stages and times.

Levon Ichkhanian's newly released cd "Travels" is a collection of compositions encompassing styles from the middle east to Brazilian grooves and melodies and features the Godin Glissentar through out. Levin is currently on tour with Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) and will be using both the Multiac Fretless and the Glissentar live. Levin will also be playing the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 3rd.

Nelly Furtado has been touring non stop for one year now and still going strong. Yurko Mychaluk who plays both Multiac Steel and Nylon guitars called in to say hello and also mentioned that Nelly performed with his Multiac in Brazil after she had picked it up back stage.

Daris Adkins, guitarist for POE picked up a Godin LGX-SA Dark Trans-Red when they were in Montreal opening for Depeche Mode. Daris used the LGX that same night in Montreal at a sold out Molson Center. The show was fantastic and the guitar sounded great.

Andy Abad, (Marc Anthony, Back Street Boys) long time Multiac endorser is currently touring with Marc Anthony and just completed some recording for long time hero Bonnie Rait. Andy plays a Multiac Nylon SA.

Peppino D'Agostino will soon be heard and seen on DVD. Recorded live in LA, the DVD entitled "Peppino D'Agostino Live with Juan Van Emmerloot" will be available on the AIX label Media Group in spring 2002. Peppino and classical guitarist David Tanenbaum recently recorded and released "Classic/Steel". A CD that not only features two masters complimenting each other musically but also dabbling in each other's styles. "Classic/Steel" is available now via Peppino's site http://Peppino_DAgostino.tripod.com and is highly recommended. Peppino is also working with his daughter who is part of a 40 piece children's choir named Voiena. The project includes Benny Reitvald (Santana) on bass, Joe Craven (David Grissom Quintet) on percussion and our very own Brian McConnell on flute. We had the chance to hear some advance demos, and the combination of acoustic guitar and choir is incredibly beautiful.

Sylvain Luc, stunned everyone in attendance last year when he performed at Montreal's Club Soda. Sylvain recently took home the prestigious "Victoire de la Musique" award (France's version of a Grammy) for Best Jazz Artist.

Jon Anderson of Yes recently picked up an ACS-SA which he intends to take full advantage of both for nylon string guitar and as a controller in his studio.

Grammy nominated India.Arie can be seem using her Multiac just about everywhere including a great performance at this years Grammy Awards. India's guitar players Ricky Quinones and Anthony Harrington tried her Multiac and immediately ordered a couple of their own.

It's been a busy year for Brian Hughes. Brian and his band have been on tour in US which included dates with the Chieftains. Presently, Brian is working on a follow up CD to "Shakin Not Stirred". He is also playing with Damian Draghici, a Romanian pan flute player, in a band that includes several top LA players. Damian and the band will be joined by a one hundred fifty piece orchestra and choir. Brian will be using an LGXT, Multiac and Glissentar for the special PBS taping of this concert.

After years of performing together to packed houses and rave reviews, Buster B. Jones and Thom Bresh have finally recorded the CD we've all been waiting for. The appropriately named "Guts & Steel" CD is in stores now on Solid Air Records or pick it up on line at www.busterbjones.com.

Aaron Mclain (Marc Anthony) recently picked up a Seagull M12 Gloss and reports that he "Can't put it down".

Mathias Jabs (Scorpions) can be seen using the Multiac Steel all over their latest DVD release Acoustica.

Long time LGX user, Rad is currently on tour with Oliver Haze. Their debut CD is jammed full of huge guitar sounds that Rad has been coaxing from his LGX and LGXT guitars. His latest addition to his guitar collection is a Performance Series Godin SD Leaftop. Their single "Holy Water" is all over Canadian radio. Catch them live with the Tea Party this summer.

Kat Dyson has been on tour with Donny Osmond for most of the year. She's doing live gigs w/ Sheila E, writing new material and is working on the Wayne Brady Show (Wed Nights at 8:30 on ABC). The show is very funny with a really cool house band.

Michel Cusson (Uzeb, Wild Unit) is currently working on soundtracks for several movies and TV series. Michel is responsible for the music on the Omerta sound tracks all of which went platinum. Omerta is the most watched French TV series in Canada. He recently picked up a Godin Flat Five and called to express his excitement.

Carl Burnett (Robben Ford, David Sanborn, Branford Marsalis) will be on tour with Russell Gunn's "Ethnomusicology" the CD is out on Canadian imprint Just In Time Ent. Besides touring, Carl has been busy writing. His songs can be heard on Patti Austin's new CD as well Larry Carlton's September release.

Ralf Buschmeyer (Terrain) long time LGX user just picked picked up a Multiac Jazz and Flat Five. Terrain just released their follow up CD entitled "Time To Travel" available at www.indiepool.com Once again Terrain will be playing Jazz festivals across Canada all summer long.

Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles, Jackson Brown, Joe Cocker etc…) is touring with David Crosby in the band CPR. We're glad to report that they are both playing Acousticasters.

Steve Stevens has been on the road with Billy Idol. For tour dates as well as cool pictures of Steve and his LGXT and Multiac check out www.billyidol.com.

Joy Basu is having a blast touring with Platinum artist Jessica Simpson and his Multiac Nylon.

Bob Mann (James Taylor) has been playing Godin Multiacs for quite awhile. He recently added an LGX-SA to his collection for the James Taylor tour. New to the Godin family…

Rubens De La Corte Guitarist/Musical director for Engelique Kidjo has recently added another ACS-SA to his collection. Engelique is currently on a huge stadium tour with Dave Matthews Band.

Jason Hook (Mandy Moore, Bullet Boys) long time Acousticaster user just received his Multiac and loves it. He'll be on tour all year long with Mandy.

James Kimball hit the road with Reba McIntire and his newly acquired Multiac Nylon SA. James called our offices to say that he loves the sound and synth access possibilities.

Danny Lohner and Robin Finck used the LGX and LGXT guitars for the latest Nine Inch Nails tour.

Ric Latina is very busy in the studio and on the road. His newly acquired LG SP90 Dark Gold is a perfect fit for his brand of rockin' blues. Catch him on tour with Billy Dean, John Berry and Suzy Boggus.

Yurko Mychaluk (Nelly Furtado) is "just loving" his new Multiac Steel Duet. Yurko's main Godin is one of several Multiac Nylon SA's. He'll be on tour all year long with Nelly Furtado which includes some opening dates for U2.

Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) is currently on tour with his new project Blackmore's Night, along for a very cool ride is not one but two Godin A6 guitars. His latest cd is called "Fires at Midnight" and is at #3 on the European charts. His manager called to say that Ritchie is "very impressed with the A6".

John Helmig and Dave Ball from the New Hamphire band CrowneVict are creating quite a stir with their latest cd "CrowneVict". Long time Godin users, these guys have quite the Godin guitar collection including a few LGX, LGX-SA and LG guitars.

Geno Lenardo from the Platinum selling band Filter is in studio recording their forthcoming release. Geno recently experimented with the LGXT Cognac Burst AAA and the Roland GR-33. Can't wait to hear the results.

Fred Jenkins is on the road again with the Gap band and his Multiac Nylon SA. He reported that his ax is "sensational, just the coolest".

Rick Molina (Musical Director/Guitarist for 98 Degrees) is also on the road. He's playing a Multiac Grand Concert.

Congratulations to Juan Carlos Quintero. His latest cd was picked up by Robert Fripp's new label Discipline records and will be distributed world wide. Juan Carlos is a brilliant player and long time Multiac Nylon user. His latest Godin is a Glissentar.

Jeff Lynne is currently on tour with two ACS guitars. His tour manager reports that both the tour and guitars are working out beautifully.

Trey Gunn (King Crimson, John Paul Jones, Eric Johnson) recently purchased a Glissentar after being excited about the endless possibilities. Trey recently released "The Joy Of Molybdenum" out on Discipline Records.

Anthony Iglesias (One Sweet World) is presently on tour in the eastern US. His main guitar is an A6 and reports that "sound guys love it, all I need is a Direct box!".

Luc McMaster (McMaster & James) are presently in the studio recording the follow up to their hugely successful self titled debut (Vik/BMG). Luc has been playing Seagull guitars for years and recently acquired a Godin Solidac Leaftop. His manager called in to say that the versatility of the Solidac is what got Luc hooked.

 
 
         

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