Room 211a

Come January each year, Godin Guitars prepares itself to head to sunny Anaheim, CA to unleash its new guitars onto the throngs of dealers, magazines and visitors who flock to the Anaheim Convention center for the exciting, 4 day musical circus known as Winter NAMM.

Unveiling the new models and organizing such an event is no small task. But once again the Godin family pulled together for a truly stellar showing at this years NAMM show. The booth was buzzing with activity and the tremendous response we received from those who visited the room was fantastic... to say the least. From the vintage tone and looks of the new Godin 5th Avenue to the Passion RG-3 which is the ultimate guitar for the Single-coil obsessed, room 211A was abound with all kinds of new toys for a variety of steel and nylon string players to drool over.

So scroll down and have a look around. See what was New, Hot and Happening in our showroom at this years Winter NAMM.

Welcome to Winter NAMM 2008!

The main entrance always hustles and bustles at 10AM.

Godin Artist relation's Rep Fred DiSanto with South American Sales Rep Pasquale Cristiano, on their way to the convention center.
The new Godin 5th Avenue was a huge hit at the show this year and Fred DiSanto is all smiles playing it!

The Godin 5th Avenue headstock. Vintage and classic!

Available in Black, Cognacburst and Natural, the 5th Avenue greated the visitors at the entrance with a vintage 50's vibe.
The Godin A-series continued to please at this years show with the A11 Glissentar, A6 Ultra, A8 mandolin and A-series basses with 13-pin capabilities.
New aesthetic refinements on the Godin Redline1 models were a hit! Check out the new Red Flame...Sweet!
This year also marked the introduction of the Godin Passion RG-3 guitars. A dream guitar for Single-coil lovers and a true work of art.

The Canadian made Passion RG-3 is crafted in a secluded area of the factory called the Godin Premier Atelier, where 3 select lutheirs meticulously build each model.

This is the Passion RG-3 featuring a Canadian hard Cedar body and Mahogany top. Fine details such as the inlay pickguard, smoked binding and custom Godin GS-3 single-coils with extra large pole pieces truely set these models apart.
Robert Godin demonstrates the new Multiac Grand Concert Ambience. An incredible sounding instrument. You have to hear it to believe it!
Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Dan Gabel interviews Robert Godin on what's new at NAMM this year... including Seagull's 25th Anniversary acoustic models!

Another interview for Robert! This time with Joe Coffey from Premier Guitar Magazine. Robert gave an in-depth look at two of Godin's hottest models at the show this year...the 5th Avenue & Passion RG-3.

The new Multiac Grand Concert Ambience.
Siting atop the Godin Signature series rack is the new Godin Summit. Featuring the Godin High-Definition Revoicer system, classic Seymour Duncan humbuckers which include a '59 and Alnico2...this guitar is a monster ready to be unleashed!
Godin's top guitar designer Daniel Fiocco with Simon Godin in the showroom.

Godin's Quebec Sales Representative, Guillaume DaSylva shares a few laughs with Nadine Baggs as she drops by to say hello!

The wall of acoustic guitars includes Art & Lutherie, Norman, Lapatrie, Simon & Patrick and Seagull. With the spotlight on the Seagull 25th Anniversary models.
The Seagull 25th Anniversary CW Flame Maple EQ and 25th Anniversary Mahogany Spruce. These Limited Edition models include a special commemorative certificate and 25th Anniversary headstock logo.
The Anaheim Convention Center... home to 4 days of musical madness!!
It does in fact "All Happen at NAMM!!"
One of the many entrances to the Anaheim Convention Center.
One of the Scenic routes into the Convention Center.
Throughout the show crowds gather to watch performances by various artists at the main entrance stage.
WOW!! the quiet before the storm. The Godin Godin Showroom before the setup.
The new Godin Summit in a Trans Black Flame. Also available in natural Flame and Cognac Burst Flame. Featuring a solid mahogany body with a carved flame maple top.
Extreme close-up of the Summit with its gorgeous Natural flame maple top.
Side by side the Summits were a hit at this years show. A real Rock machine!
The new Godin Multiac Spectrum steel string models in Cognac Burst HG and Natural HG.
The Multiac Spectrum features a new wider body design, a Seymour Duncan Lipstick pickup and 13-pin capabilities.
The custom preamp on the Multiac Spectrum allows for onboard control of treble, mid, bass as well as a slider for synth volume and acoustic blend. Seperate volume and tone controls for the Lipstick pickup can also be conveniently found on the side of Spectrum.
The Godin Velocity was the first model to be introduced with High-Definition Revoicer system this past year. The H.D.R. revoices each pickup and allows you to go from Passive to Active with the push of a button.
Godin's Pasquale Cristiano rocks out on the Godin Velocitywith H.D.R. in the showroom!
The Godin Performance series featuring the new looks for the Redline1 along the top of the rack.
Pasquale Cristiano laying down some heavy riffs on the fierce Redline1 with active EMG-81. Rock on Pasquale!....hey, does this guy ever work?
The Godin Redline1 features 1x EMG-81, 1x volume knob, a killer new flame top, a thick black binding and new headstock for a sleek aggressive look.
The new colors for the Redline1 include Green Flame, Red Flame, Amber Flame and a Black high-gloss.
The eye catching new colors of the Redline1 really pop when you walk in the room!
The classic Godin LG SP90 and LG HB also got a face lift for this years NAMM show. Now featuring cream binding and Flame tops. Available in Trans Black and Cherry Burst.
A few fans of the Godin 5th Avenue start an impromptu jam while visiting the room.
A standard saturday afternoon in the Godin showroom...
...a steady influx of visitors keep things busy during the show.
The renowned Godin Multiac Series with the new Multiac Spectrum steel string with Lipstick pickup atop the rack.
A close-up of the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into creating a Passion RG-3. That inlay pickguard is all done by hand and the result is beautiful!
Only the highest grade tone woods are used. This model features a rich mahogany top and a Canadian hard Cedar body. Each body has 5 Synchronised Resonance Chambers, individually tuned for optimal vibration. The Passion RG-3's acoustic properties make it an incredible resonant guitar.
Here's closer look at the Passion RG-3 with a gorgeous high Flame Maple top and Sitka Spruce body. Simply Stunning! The custom Godin GS-3 single-coils really make the sound of the tone woods shine through.
Art Thompson from Guitar Player Magazine visits with Robert before his interview for Guitar Player TV.
Take your places! and ACTION! The Guitar Player TV interview with Robert Godin begins...
Robert explains to Art Thompson just how much work goes into building a Passion RG-3, such as the real wood back plates on all the Passion series guitars.
Robert once again in front of the camera with 5th Avenue for Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Joe Coffey from Premier Guitar Magazine is amazed at how lighweight the Passion RG-3 is.
Ahem...It weighs 2.3 pds to be exact!

Robert explaining the resonant qualities of the 5 tuned Synchronised Resonance Chambers inside the Passion RG-3, while being interviewed by Joe Coffey.
Fred DiSanto takes 5, while strumming a few chords during the lunchtime lull in traffic.
Lunch is over...back to business!
Charlie Katz from Guitars In the Classroom presents Janet & Robert Godin with a certificate of appreciation for their generous guitar donations throughout the years. GITC provides guitars for teachers and students to help spread music education in pre-schools and high schools throughout the U.S.
Godin Southern US Sales Representative Mike Haskins and Allen Kirsh from Music Makers in Austin TX.
International Sales Representative Franco Contrino and Godin Copywriter Richard Bunze.
Godin Sales Manager Mario Biferali with Art Director/Trade Show Coordinator GURU Katherine Calder-Becker.
Godin's Mario Biferali with Chris Gleason and Paul Rindone from Daddy's Junky Music.
Robert and Patrick Godin with Jiri Cap from Praha Music in the Czech Republic.
Lorenzo Benigna from Grisby Music in Italy shares a photo op with Robert Godin.
 
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